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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Thanks Loralei. Is now a good time to tell you that it was intended to be a pure white soap?
Made a batch of orange bars. Only have enough SW for one more full batch. Not sure if I’ll buy more if the Zany Zoaps are as nice as I hope. They still have a few more weeks in the incubator before shower ready.
Oh Loralei!! How terrible! I know about addled brain lately. Have done some dumb stuff, myself.
Feel better soon!
I am thinking about pure white soap more and more (honest!). I think I will make it in cavity moulds so it doesn't gel - and that way it should look creamier. Do you think a lye concentration of 28% would be less likely to get soda ash than that of say, 33?
I dunno bout the lye concentration but I soap in cavities and dont get ash if I 5% SF, spray top b4 freezing for 1 hr, spray tops again after removing from freezer, spray other sides after unmolding.
Have u been spraying with alcohol?
Wish there was a miniature lazy susan for spraying unmolded bars.
@Dean - I always spray, and always use 5% superfat.
I unmolded my first attempt at a hanger swirl and cut. Not happy with the pattern or bland color quality. I used mica coloring. It appears to have some areas that have partial gel. What do you think?
Gee SYT, I think they look great.
Don't see any partial gel in the pic, but you have them in person. There's an oven technique to fix partial gel - let me know if you want me to post the video to you.
Well, I’ve been away from soaping for about a year....finally used my supply down and needed to make some more. Today, I christened my newly constructed wooden mold with a slide-out bottom. It works great! I lined with simple freezer paper. Slid out the bottom and the loaf dropped like a brick.
Thanks Meena. I'd appreciate it. What I think is partial is in the area where it's slighty darker in the cream color. I only have cream, and 2 pinks.
My first soaps will be 6 weeks old on the 23rd!!!! After that, they start falling like dominoes. ..
I made a test batch of CP soap with lanolin in it. This soap is intended for my mom, who purchased a bar that she liked for dry skin some time (years?) ago from someone at a farmer's market. She thinks it had lanolin in it.
Cut it now and post pics!!
Looks great! Just in time for Valentine's Day.
@SYT I think that your soap is beautiful!
Thanks, @Meena ! Finally started to feel human today, and was able to eat real food, woot!
Do you think it could be glycerin rivers? Did you use TD in the white part @SYT?
It looks like glycerin rivers to me @SYT
Kiwi - you'll get more at 28% (the lye is free-er to move around, get to the soapy surface and find some CO2 to make beautiful ash with )
Thanks Figgy - that's contrary to what my mind thought was logical. OK - so plain white soap with a little more lye than usual, and in cavity moulds so they don't gel. Watch this space..
I was a little upset when I went to check on my soap and had a bit of an overheating crack in the top...but after unmolding and cutting, I'm actually okay with it. Got a partial gel, and the bars ended up looking like little slices of goth pound cake.
As much as I love these kitty soaps, I am going to be glad when I am done with them.
Really pretty! Is the inside pure white or did you swirl the colors there?
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