What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jan 11, 2019 #9361

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    Wonderful, thank you! The posts I've read this morning have tweaked my attitude very favorably. :cool::D
     
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    Finished writing out Step One: Making the Lye Solution instructions for myself. Now I am going to write out the basic recipe instructions and run a book recipe through Soap Calc.

    It's around the freezing mark and snowing outside, so whether i go through with this today depends on how long these final prep steps take me.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 #9363

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    Made my test batch this morning for fo test was pleasently surprised that didnt get much reaction from them some accelerated once in the mold most stayed to trace i mixed it too so iv got a very good idea of what does and doesnt work now.

    Also learnt the lesson to not leave a box full of candles on the windowsill the hard way, let my friend out the house came back in to find 2 of my candles had half melted over the heat from the radiator heat thought it was cat vomit at first then i thought it was the radiator exploded then when i touched it it clicked it was candle wax then i saw where i put the box with all my candles in lol
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 #9364

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    Unmoulded and cut my orange and patchouli soap made in my makeshift cardboard box slab mould. Not bad, a few improvements to be made fro next time, namely get a proper slab mould. No pics until @Zing posts his!
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 #9365

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    Despite you having cheated by using a silicone mat rather than blood sweat and tears going into carving out it looks absolutly gorgeous. where did you get the silicone mat from anywhere we might have in the uk?

    Got my plastic needlework sheets today so just spent 15 minutes reorganising my curing shelves got them looking pretty awesome and squished them a little closer to make some more space as i cant be doing with not soaping because iv run out of space thats just NOT acceptable.

    Tomorrows plan after other jobs is to double check cure dates on all the soaps and draw out a basic spreadsheet so i can start keeping better track of what batches were made when ect
     

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    I ordered it from Wish.com who send anywhere in the world.
     
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    Awesome thank you ill have a look
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:47 AM #9368

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    Ok they're out of the mold and have a lovely swirl and the mica is very sparkly IRL. Now, one just needs to get over the fact that large chunks of them are missing because the batter got so thick I couldn't cram it down to the bottom of the mold! A mere detail....
     

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    Just wait till the fo makes the batter sieze then try putting that in a smaller mold lmao. Iv had far worse results than that with chunks being put of the shape.

    They look really nice
     
  10. Jan 12, 2019 at 1:01 AM #9370

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    Made my first batch of soap ever after procrastinating for 3 years . . .
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:48 AM #9371

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    I made a batch yesterday and one today after a month break of soaping (too much soap! The problem now is that the wire on my cheese cutter broke and replacements are hard to come by so if anyone has any ideas, I'm open to try...
     
  12. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:50 AM #9372

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    The swirl is very nice. Did you use the bronze mica? I used that on top of that other soap in my slab mold. I had a bit left over so I mixed with the uncoloured spa batter and it turned out the exact same as the browny shade in your soap. It's a lovely colour - and seems to suit the patchouli methinks.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:51 AM #9373

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    Plenty of good guitar makers in Mexico - just saying.
     
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    yeah, that's what I'm leaning towards...
     
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    I did a loaf and a half of lemon/charcoal, two loaves of cherry almond and four little round “tubes.” Can’t wait to see how the little rounds come out as I want to use them in other loaves later. I have made the cherry Almond before.mfirst time for the lemon/charcoal two-zoomed. Very excited to see how it comes out! Have all my stuff soaking in the sink overnight and will clean the in the morning and do a few loaves of lavender for our son’s shop. He and his wife grow lavender and sell lavender-related products, including our soap (using their buds).
     
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    Poured some master batched base to try to get my bars to the right dimensions and weight...decided to add lavender eo at the last minute so that the soap could go to a loving home. This weekend I'll be labeling all of my (safe) experiments so I can donate them to the food pantry at the college I teach at.
     
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    Okay, okay, here is my lavender first time spoon plop swirl, some people are impatiently waiting. Not my color or scent but I think it'll sell at the church auction. I would be satisfied with fewer air bubbles if I had, how do I put this, um, jiggled and smacked it a bit more. And, no worries, people, they were in the metal pan a hot second to transport it to the curing room.
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    And what is wrong with these?? They look great!
     
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    They look great and dont worry the impatient one has admited she is back at work so you will soon be out of her grasp of great impatience ;)

    @Misschief air bubbles i believe not that i can see any :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2019 at 6:57 AM #9380

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    Anyone can get air bubbles in their soap. I've been seriously making soap for 4 years and I still get air bubbles occasionally. My recent Kombucha soap has air bubbles. No biggie. It just proves that they're "artisan made". :)
     
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