What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Apr 15, 2019 #11,281

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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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    I am sure it was about ingesting a large quantity, but I have not found an actual report of death by soap. Not to say that it hasn't occurred; only that I have not found one.

    This poison control site has some information: https://www.illinoispoisoncenter.org/my-child-ate-soap-hand-or-body

    Also this about bar soap, so some deaths by soap: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30307335
     
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    I decided to rebatch some soap. I got bored after grating 2 bars so I decided on a 1 lb batch. It melted so smooth I decided to whip it and see how light I can get it, then I thought, “ hey!, I could pipe some drop flowers for my next batch of soap” and that it where it all came to a screeching halt it cooled so fast, perfect lemon pudding to wax in the time I got 1 drop flower out of the bag! It clogged the tip, DUH! it is creamy looking wax in a pot and I am done! Who is gonna clean that up? Haha! A2FE933A-E5C4-4438-9DED-A464203C3B26.jpeg
     
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    Oh ya and I dried some teeny yard flowers for bath bombs & dandelion infusion and burnt that batch got some more. Should I stay away from my soap lab, for today?
     

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    I'm looking forward to seeing it after the cut! I love it with the red
     
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    10 different oils is a lot of weighing Out of curiosity what did you use?
     
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    Coconut, Palm, Olive, Tamanu, Almond, Avocado, Castor, Cocoa Butter, Rose hip and Moringa Seed. I also infused the Olive oil with some calendula and rose petals before I started the main batch.

    Excessive? Yeah, probably. But it sure was fun! :)
     
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    Ok so I made a Rose Soap today. I am still learning so I blended the main batter a little longer I think than i should have. I worked with it though. I got the colorants in and mixed the BB Wild Rose and it smells amazing only thing is I think the top layer rices but it was so thick I just put it in, lol. If it riced is it still ok to use. I will learn to trust when to stop mixing too much, lol! I will send pics tomorrow.

    Oh and the roses I piped the other day had some ash on it I forgot to spray with rubbing alcohol. I was going to scrap them but then thought about and looked at then it actually doesn't make them look to bad so i put those on top of the loaf and sprayed with rubbing alchohol. Is 91% ok to use as opposed to the 99%?
     
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    When I heard about the alcohol spray to prevent ash 91% was what I was told to use. I didn't have any so I used 70% and it worked just fine. So I think you're good.
     
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    @Nate5700 thanks. Most places don't carry 99% so I was wondering.
     
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    Smack Laugh.gif You cracked me up, Nate! Thanks! I needed that.
     
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    Thanks, glad someone thought it was funny. I just hope that my tendency to experiment doesn't really get me into trouble at some point.

    I read this and had an image of old folks in the home eating bars of soap, and for some reason my first reaction was comical. Then I thought about it and most of these poor folks have dementia which is a really awful thing, and I felt like a jerk for wanting to laugh at it.
     

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