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Yesterday was my daughter's birthday, so I only snuck down to the lab for a few minutes. I relabeled the salt bars that were returned from the spa. Spent the rest of the night being tortured - the daughter dragged us to the mall, and then into BBW on top of everything. Turns out she wanted me to smell a fragrance that one of her friends uses, but she couldn't remember the name. Funnily, I had looked at the FO dupe on Monday, wondering if I should get it. Now I probably will.

Tonight I am teaching at church, but I am going to try to get a batch of soap made when I get home. I plan to prep everything over lunch (getting out my colors, cleaning off my work space etc) and hopefully I am feeling up to it. Teaching teenagers can be exhausting when healthy, so I may be more exhausted tonight as I'm on the tailend of what ails me. (Feeling so much better though.)
 

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We are tearing out our kitchen and old asbestos this week so Sunday I did a marathon soap session since I don’t know when I’ll have a kitchen again. I cut all my batches last night and found one of my batches has a hidden male anatomy design in a couple bars which had me cracking up [emoji38]

I love the hidden treasure of soaping [emoji33]
 

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made 7 cupcakes bath bombs and painting 10 huger hearts (also bath bombs; 5 color inserts) still another side to paint ;)
 

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I was at walmart and saw a good deal on aloe juice sooo, Ill be trying that for the first time tonight.. now just have to figure out what scent to make...
 
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We are tearing out our kitchen and old asbestos this week so Sunday I did a marathon soap session since I don’t know when I’ll have a kitchen again. I cut all my batches last night and found one of my batches has a hidden male anatomy design in a couple bars which had me cracking up [emoji38]

I love the hidden treasure of soaping [emoji33]
Did you post the pic ? LOL

I am labeling some soap right not that I almost forgot
 

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Did not make soap last night. Too tired. Will do it tonight, along with finishing the beer soap labels, and figuring out what needs to be done to catch up with the month. I feel so far behind.
 

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STILL labeling .........................
This is what happens when you procrastinate and wait till the last week to label some 400+ soaps :oops:
 

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I made soap! I checked my notes and the last time I made soap was Sept 29th. Felt like much longer. It went ok... messy. It was messy. My FO accelerated on me, which I was kind of expecting because it had clove in it, but it was still workable as long as I stuck to doing things by hand. In the end that acceleration probably worked to my benefit for the design of the soap. I'll post a pic when I cut (which might be at lunch because it was hard this morning). Crossing my fingers this soap looks how I want it to.

I fiddled with the brewery labels and finally got everything printed out. Mostly the problem is setting up the label inside of the printer margins, even though the labels themselves do not have margins. There's tweaking and trimming involved when I do anything that isn't text on a white label. When this pack of labels is gone, I'm shopping for something that will work better. So tired of the fiddling and wasted space.

Hopefully I will be making soap tonight too. I'd like to get caught up by the end of the weekend, and do bubble scoops next week if my cough is better/gone.
 

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I went back to printing on glossy cardstock and cutting the with my rotary cutter, but my labels are 2x4" so are easy to cut 3 or four sheets at a time. It does add an extra step but no more fighting with margins, since even my 2x4 label stock will at times leave a tiny white margin that I do not like. Back in 2001 an employee of ours talked me into buying a Rototrim paper cutter when I was making and cutting my daughter's wedding and shower invitations. She tried to get me to purchase the 24" but I did not like the price and went down a size. Sadly, at that time I could have afforded the larger just got tight. She told me I would fine a use for the larger one, yep she was right!!
I love my Rototrim.
 

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They stay perfect for me with my old oki digital laser. Never tried any other printer

You soap is beautiful. What is the fragrance?
 

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I made a small batch of DIY Bath & Body's Butter Cream Body Wash, scented with Candora's Dancing Waters. I also made a batch of bubble scoops for tomorrow's market.

I found the cutest tins at the dollar store to do my Holiday gift packs in

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That is really cute! I need to check out my local dollar stores, I'm thinking.
 

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Today I have pondered why one, just one, of my new soaps reeks!
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Goat Milk Pifito melt and pour base
It has fresh mint and dried statice flower in it... and some green dye.
I'm gonna do another batch with just the mint. I'm determined to use my home grown mint. :)
Oh, and ordered my first molds:)
 

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You should not add in fresh mint or any fresh herbs or puree to m&p it will spoil and may be your off smell. Many flower buds will go black in soap and lavender buds will look like little mouse turds. Not pretty... Herbs and chunky purees can also spoil in cp soap. If you want to use your mint dry it well and grind it fine, it will be very scratchy
 

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