What soapy thing have you done today?

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    I took another peek at the rosehip soap and it is not yet ready to unmold. Hate being patient. BUT, weird (expected) thing: When I made the batter and put the rosehip in, the batter color stayed unchanged. Now it is brick red. Wicky-wicky-what?!

    And labeled two bars for a friend's birthday.
     
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    According to Brambleberry this is normal. I want to try it. Can’t wait to see how it looks.

    https://www.brambleberry.com/rosehip-powder-p6814.aspx
     
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    The Escali does have a tare function. I use it for all oils hard and soft in a single container. Always have. With soft oils I pour slowly, very slowly and the total weight is usually pretty close to the soapcalc total. At least as much maybe a tad over. Sometimes two tads. I wonder if I used separate small containers for soft oils how much I would leave behind when pouring into the pot? A gram? More? Less? One for all and all for one pot has never been a problem for me.


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    I like your style.
     
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    I've been madly busy with work, and prepping for a trade show, but I finally got to make some soap with stearic acid yesterday, to test some results in another thread. Like @amd , I used only 1%... I'm trying to make a moisturizing bar with good lather, haha!!

    Coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters, avocado, jojoba, castor, and ricebran oils, with 1% stearic acid. I used alkanet root for colour (too much I think, at 2tbsp pop, but we will see) , and fragranced with rosemary, lavender, and sweet orange essential oils. So, test #1 will be to see how the stearic works in my soap, test #2 will be to see if my rosemary and lavender oils anchor the sweet orange, test #3 will be how the alkanet (infused in oil) behaves in my soap, and test #4 will be to see if I end up with a bubbly, conditioning bar...
     
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    It's beautiful! Your white seems pearlescent!
     
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    Its beautiful!!! It reminds me of Mardi Gras. :)

    Janelle
     
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    I finally got to use my goat's milk soap in the shower this morning. I love it. It feels so nice. :)
    I did notice, however, that the fragrance was a bit more muted than it is in my usual recipe.

    Janelle
     
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    Yes!!! I think I’ll call it “Mardi Gras Bouquet”. Thanks for noticing that!
     
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    I do the same and measure all oils in the same bucket. One thing I do is write the tare weight of my bucket on the bottom of my bucket in case I goof up, which I have certainly been known to do
     
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    Paprika with calendula sounds very nice...I tried paprika with carrot purée for one of my first batches and was pleased with the results.
     
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    Good idea about putting the weight on the bottom, simple fix for a frequent problem!
     
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    Did you say you soap at room temp?
     
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    I usually soap between 100-110 F.
     
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    Duh!! Why have I never thought about doing that?! This is a great idea. This happens frequently to me, like when I have to go get a new bottle of oil after running out while weighing. Thanks!

    I have not gotten brave enough to use one container for liquid oils. I do use my melting pot to measure both palm oil and coconut oil in. If I put too much in, it's easier to remove a bit of solid oils. This was a game changer for me and saves a lot of time.
     
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    Oh WOW. That's amazing! How much TD did you use to get it that white?
     
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    Very clever - I'm going to start doing that.
     
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    Great question! That would imply that I measured it.....NOT! If I guessed I would say about 2 tbls....not much more than that.
     
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    LOL - you soap like I cook - "that'll be about right". I note no glycerin rivers though? Every time I've used TD I get glycerin rivers.
     
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