What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Apr 15, 2019 #11,261

    Terri E

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    I Made bath Bon Bons made with Illipe and mango butter and "The Spruce" soap. Oh, I also worked on my cupcakes for the challenge :)

    Bath Truffles 1.jpg The Spruce.jpg
     
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    very pretty soap!!! love the color of the bon bons--is it the time of year or what?? I cant seem to get enough of light green
     
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    Thanks Marilyn! Yes it must be the time of year, I love that color! It makes me happy, lol!
     
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    Its 1.30 and im waiting for one my cats to come in temoted to go give the soap a tiny prod to see how hard it is. I made a charcoal soap and just a mint green soap, charcoal one is scented with sandalwood and pepper. and mint green is peppermint crean which as im not sure if they are unique to the uk they were and i think still as a little sweet mint center wuth a choc coating smells yummy. nothing fancy as i was testing out 2 new recipes and both with soy wax. I think ill need to soap abit higher if i use those recipes again as they immidiatly started to clump so either it was too cool for the soy or the shea butter was 110f but with lots of sb stirring and a very short use of sb i got round it. Excited to try it out dont think ill be able to wait 4 weeks before i try it myself
     
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    This was as dark as I could get it with the time I had. It was hard to get a lot of motion by the time I was ready to swirl, because I had messed with the color for so long. The final red choice was “Red Wine Mica.” I don't think I mixed enough color for the larger pour...first one I’ve done this big. We’ll see how gel treats it for the cut tomorrow. It did not accelerate. I was just slow. Thanks for the input.
     
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    In another thread I said I'd just about made everything I need for personal care except toothpaste and I wasn't sure I wanted to make toothpaste. Sort of seriously, I was kinda creeped out by the idea of homemade toothpaste. Then @earlene linked me to a thread about tooth soap, which is apparently something people have done. I was intrigued. Now I'm doing a quick HP tooth soap experiment, a very small batch (SoapMaker said it was about $2 worth of ingredients) so not much of a risk. We'll see how it works out.

    10% Shea Butter
    60% Olive Oil
    30% Babassu Oil

    Plus a capsule of activated charcoal. I started by looking at @Misschief's recipe, but I adapted it for what I have on hand. Shea instead of cocoa butter. I doubled the olive since I don't have any peanut oil. And I used babassu instead of PKO, gives you similar fatty acids without using coconut 'cause Misschief said coconut soap tastes nasty. I also did 3.5:1 KOH:NaOH, I think the others who tried this all used NaOH and made a bar, but I'm going to try making it a paste sort of like my shave soap where I put it in a jar and rub with a damp brush to lather.

    Worst case scenario is that I put it in my mouth, poison myself, and die. Sounds like fun.
     
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    No one's ever died by having their mouth washed out with soap. ;)
     
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    Lols you might poison yourself but maybe you won't die straight away :p

    I unmolded a soap I had forgotten I made lol, it's the cocoa powder soy wax leftover from the soy wax vs. lard experiment. Check out the ash!
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    Where in the UK did you buy your soy wax from Chris? I am getting very confused reading the longer post on soy wax so thought I'd just go for it and give it a try. I found this on a uk site, do you think it would be OK? : https://www.aromantic.co.uk/home/products/butters-waxes/soya-wax.aspx
     
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    Sorry to say but Yes some have............... because idiots used LIQUID soap
     
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    I got some free from a manufacture called kerax but that isnt for general sale and is expensive unless you buy like 100kg so thats what i used last night but i got a 10kg bag last week from livemoor and thats called livesoy and it states its dermatology tested and actually oks it for use in soap but im yet to try that but i am planning a few batches this week probably tomorrow as im at the moment free from anything taking me out the house but im not expecting it to be any different to the kerax one.

    Ill find a link later just busy at the moment :)
     
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    Terri, that shade of green is beautiful. I had a dress that shade that I just loved way back in my youth, which I wore as often as I could until, I guess it wore out or I outgrew it, not sure which.

    Good luck on your tooth soap, Nate. It will not taste as good as store bought toothpaste, but you won't be tempted to swallow it. If you have a chance to buy some xylitol and some Tums, to add to it, it does help somewhat with the taste.
     
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    Ouch! I stand corrected. Maybe I should qualify my statement. No one ever died by having their mouth washed out with BAR soap.
     
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    May do that next time, whenever that may be, it looks like this stuff may last quite a while. It doesn't really have much of a taste as it is, a little bit of shea butter aroma, a little bit of soapiness when I spit it out but not overwhelming. It's usable.

    Should I not have used KOH? I'd prefer that my tooth soap not kill me.
     
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    Nate, I'd let that cure longer before using it. Even though it is safe if not zapping, I have found all fresh soap much harsher while young than after a decent cure, and the mucous membranes are much more fragile than our regular dermis.
     
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    Your soap will be fine. As Earlene said, I'd let it cure for a good while. It certainly won't kill you.
     
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    Good to think about. I already used it once this morning and didn't find it harsh at all, though I suppose I may start to feel it after repeated use. But if this morning is any indication, it actually getting milder will make it very smooth.

    I was just alarmed after the post about liquid soap killing people, since I used KOH. Is it just that liquid soap is more easily swallowed, or is there something about the chemistry that's harmful?
     
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    10 gals of liquid soap. Came out crystal clear too!
    Glad I did not mess that one up.
     
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    I made my first 5 pound batch this weekend! It was a completely experimental batch that I'm trying out 10 different oils in, so we'll see how it does.
     

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