What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jan 13, 2019 #9,421

    Deborah Long

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    We may never know! I got them for Christmas from my husband who bought them from Amazon and there was nothing in the box they came in that said. They did mention good in soap, however, so I took that to mean 'good for Deb's CP'! lol

    Honestly, I should have whisked them in, instead of sb, but I wanted to get to the pour! lol They *may* have stayed a little more fluid that way. And thanks! I am still so happy that I can get to emulsion and recognize that and then go from there. I WILL be doing this again!
     
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    Woke up and poked my @Zany_in_CO Zea Zoaps while the coffee brewed. Rock hard in less than 24 hrs but they do have 15% CB. Will unmold later.
     
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    I unmolded my Salt bars this morning. I'm really liking the shape of the bars with my new molds. They fit very nicely in the hand. The new mold soaps are the ones at the left.
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    01356055-4FB8-4818-BF1E-78CE90103780.jpeg Some supplies arrived this morning ready for my dotty challenge...
     
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    Ive been working crazy 12 and 13 hour days and came down with the latest version of ebola (killer cold) but I am FINALLY making soap and lotion today after I whip my soaping area into shape. I ordered new lotion fragrances yesterday and as usually, it feels like forever till they get here.
     
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    Oh they ARE lovely. Really liking the plain white. It's looks fresh and, well, clean!
     
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    Wow... one good soap yesterday and one uncooperative soap today. What was supposed to be green turned to mustard colour. Added the fragrance and it accelerated (it didn't last time I used it). My mold is overflowing; the base soap is liquid, the colour swirls almost solid already. I think I might have to go back to beginner status. I am NOT amused.
     
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    No more heat and seemed set up, so unmolded and free-hand cut (obviously!) my first ever soap batch, weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! :hippo: Feels wonderfully creamy! Took a bit that was stuck to the freezer paper, added water, and man it made my hands feel great! Maybe I won't need to use 2 ounces of lotion after a shower with this. Can't wait to try it (but I will).

    1st lesson learned: Make sure soap is sitting on a level surface during saponification.
    lesson 2: make or get a cutting guide/apparatus :D

    2019-0113_cut 133842.jpg 2019-0113_fresh cut 133144.jpg
     
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    Thanks :) Yes thats a hanger swirl :)
     
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    Should have mentioned that i tested for 'zap' before unmolding. :) zero zap
     
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    @Zing , Turned out there was no problem with detecting warm!! :D
     
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    Awesome, thanks for that information!
     
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    I have nothing to compare it to, soap-wise, but I was very happy with it yesterday. I have a deal-Maker for you, possibly, and it is this: Can you measure all your oils in a single beaker/container, taring out between each? Because this feature alone is stellar. :) Hope i was clear, but in case not, just ask and i'll try to paint a better picture.
     
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    I think this is a pretty standard feature but that strategy was one that my soap workshop instructor cautioned against, especially for liquid oils... If you pour too much castor oil into your olive oil, it's really hard to get it out .. Back to SoapCalc.....
     
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    good job!! post pics after you cut :)
    very pretty congrats!!!
     
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    Meena, I use the tare button when measuring the hard oils. If I put a little too much cocoa butter in with the coconut oil, it's easy enough to take a little back out. Sometimes I live on the wild side and tare with the soft oils. But I pour very, very, very slowly.
     
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    @Meena you must be very happy with that. It looks really pretty. Fun eh? Welcome to the addiction, it’s all down hill from here. Mwa ha ha!
     
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    And just to prove you point he has put a profile pic up well kinda lol
     
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    Making Confetti Soap tonight! I decided on a floral fragrance - a mix of any sweet smelling fragrances I have (lilac, fairy garden, honeysuckle, jasmine, ginger lime, vanilla). I paid NO ATTENTION to acceleration notes on the bottle! Nor did I pay attention to discoloration! I’m using TD to hopefully whiten the background/base. Fingers crossed! It could be a masterpiece or a total disaster!

    Edit: Soap cut and I’m really happy with it!

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    So purty!
     
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