Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
that's really awesome, congrats!!!!
It's nice....doesn't really smell like either thyme or currant to me, but what do I know? It smells like SUCCESS.
Oh wait! I just went over to sniff it again and it's definitely fading!! I smell more soap than fragrance....interesting.....will add that to my notes.
Here we go... These are the last of my hotel/matchbook/hospitality soaps promised for swag bags at an upcoming convention. Before @Zing makes merciless fun of me, YES, it’s another side swirl, but there’s method to my madness. If you read this forum regularly, you may recall that I posted a few weeks ago about striving for consistency in my soaping. Well, I can now officially do this swirl in my sleep, and it’s gotten better each time.
If you look closely, you may see specs of bentonite clay in the bars...I’d still love any tips on the best way to incorporate it.
They look great! I've read people soaking their clays in water first, because they tend to absorb water (which is also why I think some people think it's the clays that accelerate trace).
I, unfortunately, have only used it in a stone soap and while I don't notice specks, even if I did I'd say it was intentional haha. I threw it in at trace for that one.
Results posted here.
I also received my delivery of Cocoa and Shea butters... And I haz indigo powder! So happy I found that hehe
DB in the Fragrance Oil context is Dragon's Blood by several folks here.
Soap Dough is saponified CP soap that has been kept moist so that it doesn't harden until after exposed to air. The purpose is so that designs can be in as if one is working with modeling clay. Once the sculpting is done, by exposing the soap to the open air, the evaporation of water begins and the soap will harden. We did an SMF Soap Challenge on using soap dough. Here is a link to that challenge: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/february-smf-challenge-soap-dough.69004
And the entry thread for that challenge: https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/february-challenge-entry-thread.69254
Within the challenge thread, there are more links about soap dough.
I made two small batches of Foaming Bath Butter (Karma and Mango Sorbet) and 9 50gm tubs of solid dishwashing paste.
Nice work MGM! The fragrance sounds like it would 'match' the look of the soap too.
I finally got round to making some little soap bars to put my little soapy flower and leaf embeds on. I think they look rather cute. Combo fragrance (I do a lot of those, depending on what's in the cupboard) Jasmine, Bergamot & Neroli FOs, with Sweet Orange and May Change EOs:
I made small temp stamps yesterday to mark my boxes with the old recipe. Then stamps a bunch of boxes, folded and put soap in them.... All while watching TV so not too bad.
Need to do more today
How did I do? First time piping soap roses...
Earlene, thank you for enlightening me. I actually have some DB, but it didn’t click in my mind. And thanks for the soap dough links!
Very cute, @KiwiMoose!
I think you did great, especially coz it's your first time. I wouldn't have thought it otherwise
Well did my first soapy thing in nearly 2 months now and washed all the dishes up and yes they had just been sitting for 2 months as thats last time i had the motivation to soap and have recently been concentrating on candles and melts instead. So now iv found the motivation to clean im going to tidy the crafting desk up after writing a new recipe with soy wax in make up the lye solution while its cooling ill tidy the desk then ill get to work on making some soap dont think ill be doing any fancy designs as i want to make it as simple as possible for the first time i use soy wax. WELCOME BACK TO ME lol
Very well! They look lovely.
Those look lovely!!
Give me inspiration... scents are litsea cubeba, spearmint and a hint of cedarwood. I’m committed to a loaf mold, cut horizontally, 3 bars thick. Considered a drop swirl but 3” is a pretty deep pour to penetrate all the way through. I also thought about a Taiwan, which is where I’m leaning. If I do, would you recommend dropping the Rocco Red or brown? BTW, as someone who is color-challenged, I LOVE this Pantone app. If I do another side swirl and post a pic @Zing might show up at my house with a gun (totally legal in Mississippi, btw.)
Got to sing for a Palm Sunday program at church, then plan to put this together later tonight. Already got the oils and EO’s drawn up and the mold lined. I’d appreciate any feedback. Thanks y’all.
haha I just finished a soap with basically the same color scheme, except it had lavender and cantaloupe in it too.....I am nervous about it cuz it was a scent that was supposed to accelerate. sooooooooo I soaped low and added water. it didn't accelerated now I am worried it was to thin--I did a drop swirl. weird swirl because I didn't save enough for the top
@DWinMadison I like the brown. The red looks a little dull. If you had a darker red, it would be stunning with brown, red and green. Or brown, white and dark red. But I have strange taste, so you have to listen to advice from somebody else
@DWinMadison You could always do you mold half eay with the base color and drop swirl it in that way then fill with the base color and drop swirl with them again..
I'm with @Rune. I'd like to see a really rich red
ok. I’ll rethink the red. I
thanks. I’ll pick a deeper shade
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