What soapy thing have you done today?

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    The only soaperwoman YouTube channel I can find has just one upload from 3 years ago. Have you got a link?
     
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    I subscribed as well bit haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I'm hoping once I can, it will work similarly to soap maker 3 and I won't have to buy it. $100 isn't a huge amount, but if I can get the same results for free or donation, I'm all for it!
     
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    Here is the link for one of her videos [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoWXj6oCFS0[/ame]
    Sorry to say I am not real impressed with the info and methods she uses. Watch this one and you will see why I am not impressed. How to you measure lye directly into the water with no scale.....
     
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    I didn't see a scale either...so how...? But for any inexperienced soaper reading this - please disregard the notion that you shouldn't rinse lye beads from your skin with water. Do use water; cool running water. Do not use vinegar. I also have concerns about using a waxed paper carton as I wonder what a serious gel would do to it - and in general what if it leaks?
     
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    I got carried away prototyping a soap cutter to the point of crisis re various bodily functions, which prevented me from trying it out by the time it was finally eligible for use! A day old soap loaf awaits partition.

    I had some drawer glides from a dismantled cabinet and thought I'd see if a sliding platform into a wire would make a decent slicer. I'll report back when I finally get to the fun part.

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    Today I unmoulded and cut my Snow moon soap. it's my first attempt at a layered soap with an embed and I love it :)
     
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    Gaaaahhh! You can't just say that and then not show us pictures! Have you met us?! Pleeeeease, can we have pictures?:)
     
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    Soaperwoman had the water container sitting on her small scale when she added the lye, it just doesn't show in the video -- watch when she moves the container without touching it after she starts mixing.

    I've done that a lot, both for soap and at work for various things, but I've found that I cannot use stainless steel containers with my current digital scale -- as it heats up, the reading starts to drop due to some mechanical thing in the scale, so I've gone back to using separate containers.

    Only real problem with weighing directly into the water is the potential for over-dosing the lye.
     
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    Today I tried a new fragrance called Blackberry Orange from Wellington Fragrances. Since they don't have a lot of reviews regarding vanillin content, ricing, etc., I added a little TD to my base so my colors (purple & orange) aren't as vibrant as I'd wanted but I'd rather have somewhat pastel colors than brown soap lol. The fragrance soaped beautifully, no noticeable browning so far & it smells awesome. I used activated charcoal & tried a pencil line for the first time too. Got a little charcoal in my orange batter but I'm ok with that. My loaf is insulated & resting now. I can't wait to get home from work tomorrow so I can unmold it.
     
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    I love it! Such beautiful chocolate swirls!
     
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    Played with diluting soap paste before heading outside. Here is an image of earlier tests.[​IMG]
     
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    Sorry to say TD won't stop an FO with vanillin from turning the soap brown over the coming days. :cry: It's best to embrace the brown in your design or avoid the FO.
     
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    As requested ;)
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    I'm smitten
     
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    Very nice, macv3! Thank you for sharing! :thumbup:
     
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    I tried my homemade prototype soap slicer and it was a total success!

    The soap batch, an attempt at a 2-color bourbon and honey wall pour, was less successful than its cleavage. My batter got too thick too fast and my colors aren't distinct enough--but I'm still delighted since I'm a total beginner and it smells good and looks different and I learned stuff. Plus the gratifying cutting!

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    Macv3, those are breathtaking. I cringe to post mine next to yours.
     
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    These look awesome! In the detail image I see a monochromatic tree, the darker part is the trunk and branches and the lighter part is the foliage.
     
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    Didn’t come out like I wanted but will post pics
     
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    My tall skinny shimmy fail :headbanging:

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