Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
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
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
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
Thanks Marilyn! Yes it must be the time of year, I love that color! It makes me happy, lol!
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
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.
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.
No one's ever died by having their mouth washed out with soap.
Lols you might poison yourself but maybe you won't die straight away
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!
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
Sorry to say but Yes some have............... because idiots used LIQUID soap
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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