What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Feb 17, 2019 #10,421

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    Here are the results of the batch I posted the molds for the other day, the ones I painted with micas. I do wish I had stuck to my guns and not put oatmeal in them, but I did, they're nice, but I think the micas would have stood out better without it. It's my regular goat's milk, oatmeal and honey recipe that I usually leave unscented, but this time I used Honey *L'Occitane Type* from Elements Bath & Body - my favorite honey scent. The round bee molds I'll be destashing, you can't get them out of the molds without breaking the wings of the bees off. P.S. I am no photographer. I'll stage these maybe tomorrow :) Oh, forgot to mention, the lighter ones were just taken out of the molds - the darker ones were taken out earlier today. It's amazing how much they darken.

    ETA I see the glitter of the micas doesn't show. I'll definitely have to take better photos.
     

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    Those look awesome! Can't wait for the staged pics.. I wanna see them up close :)
     
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    Oh dear, now I'm on the hook ;) I'll see what I can do!
     
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    Lol I'll be patiently waiting.. Take your time :p
     
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    Thank you so much for this tip. I was able to get the colors I need from my existing mica supply using this color blending tool.
     
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    IMG_20190217_104900997[1].jpg Testing out 2 recipes. Did 2- 1# batches, poured and wrapped so sorry for the bad pic. I am betting this recipe will not gell as well as my others so I just put the heating pad under it. 1st time I have had to do that lol
    textured top on one and smooth on the other in case I forget which one is which.. One has Tea tree and you just never know if it will burn off so thought I would make it a double check.
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing, You are talented! I did make some fish and shells and starfish of different sizes yesterday, I used CP and colored with tumeric, madder root and annnetto, They in the mold, I will get pictures when I unmold. I have shown the hubby a slab mold and requested he do it up for us.. Thanks for the info on the molds as I probaly need to order the tails as I don't know anything about creating my own. Once again your soap is Stunning!
     
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    I made 2 soaps today, I tried doing a swirl differently then normal with one and I was so intent on the colors that I forgot the scent grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I am trying to just feel like its a test of the swirl and if it doesn't turn out I didn't waste the scent. dangit
     
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    Tried my hand at cosmic swirl after some of the posts this week. Also trying my first cpop.
    The GV shortening I found in the cabinet was in mint condition, so I reformulated to include it at 20%. Scented with cedarwood, spearmint, bergamot and rosemary. IMG_0738.JPG
     
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    Uploaded to the gallery :)
     
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    Excited to see cut pics :)

    I staged and shot my February challenge entry soaps. Also I went to bathroom after to do what people do in there and I had this weird compulsion to "display" my soap stones with the plant we keep in there lol
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    Now I'm gonna see if anyone else in the house notices them hahaha
     
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    I searched out and downloaded an order form template, cut oodles of my fabric wrapping strips, cut the loaf of citronella orange/walnut powder gardener's soap, dreampt ( it's a word) of a sunny day to take more pictures...a gal can dream...

    Nice!!

    Some buyers look for unscented soaps, which are hard to find! Except at your house.. haha
     
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    I have made some other unscented soaps on purpose and another one not on purpose, so good to know people do look for unscented. the swirl didn't turn out how I hoped it would but at least I have an idea what to try the next time

    love the shape of the honeycomb ones though--makes me feel like I am looking at honeycomb from my hives
     
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    Those are absolutely perfect
     
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    Tried my hand at cosmic swirl after some of the posts this week. Also trying my first cpop
    Cedarwood, spearmint, bergamot and rosemary.
    OK, granted, I'm just getting back into the soaping world, but when I saw the Feb challenge I didn't think it sounded very exciting. BUT, those are works of art, my friend. If the others are anything like this I can't wait to see them all. Nice work!!! Now, I want to learn to make soap rocks too!
     
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    I agree Dawni, those are amazing!!!
     
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    It's fun! I've made them before with rebatch soap. They're easy but can be pretty complex, if you want them to be.
     
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    Not done much in the way of soaping past few weeks but iv been busy making candles and designing labels for them wrapping ect. I was going to try get all the wrapping ect done before i soaped again but iv got stuff mostly organised and clutter free so im going to do the wrapping and attaching the labels when im house sitting over the weekend.

    So onto my soapy thing today. Iv been over the past few days writing up an adapted version of my poppy seed soap i made about a month ago. Iv been asked about vegan soaps and because that recipe was vegan and palm free though it was as good place to start as any as that feels like a nice soap minus the sharp poppy seeds. Be interesting to see what feedback i get compared to my palm recipes. So recipe written printed off and half my soaping dishes cleaned ready to have a go at making a batch tomorrow i just need to decide on scent and colours. Thinking monkey farts and just a plain blue incase i have to work fast as will be first time using it in soap
     
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    They are so cute! Too bad the wings fall off. Bet they smell incredible.
     
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    They look great. Wonder if your guests will think it is an artistic display rather than soap.
     
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