Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Just in time for spring!
I know, right? I have to say, though, he wears them all year as he wears boots for work (he's a gardener).
my yin/yang of a different sort. I was going to try a diagonal but chickened out so instead I did diagonal the long way--I kinda like how each one has a different graduation to it
Very cool, indeed, but I can get a mental picture of a “diagonal the long way.” Anyway....it’s great looking Soap. Looks like lemon peel.
instead of tilting the mold and pouring I used a divider from one corner to the opposite corner. thanks
LOL - at least you finished them! If it were me they'd be in a plastic bag, still half on the knitting needles - getting moved from the last house we owned a year a go, to this, after being in storage for almost two years because we didn't have space for all my clutter...
OIC now. Again very cool and creative.
Lather tested both HP Castile and CP Castile soaps I made about three weeks ago..
My order of NaOH and KOH was delivered today so I might be able to try dual lye soap soon... And maybe if I'm feeling adventurous, liquid soap.
Lastly, I cut another batch of indigo colored soap and while this ones bluer than the previous try, which wasn't blue at all, it's still not the color I want
It's more grey than blue, and the specks didn't wanna dissolve no matter how much I SBed. First batch had indigo in the lye water, this had it mixed in the oils.. Next I'm gonna try it as infused superfat added after the cook to see if I get a blue.
still very pretty, the specks look like they were meant to be there. the slate blue is very pretty and I love the veining. is this HP or CP? your soaps are reminiscent of rocks, which is pretty cool Dawni. did you scent this soap?
Beautiful...Hard to get consistent colors like that from natural colorants based on my brief experience. BTW...it there a particular reason you are so into natural colorants? I want to use more of them, but they fade or change colors so easily...at least botanical ones. Obviously clays are pretty stable. You've done some great work in that area.
What a wonderful gift.
One I would love to receive.
That chest is beautiful.
Today I am trying to figure out how to dominate the Soap industry with my soaps and make a million
Oh @Lin19687 you are far too adventurous! I'm just going for a cool 500k...
Last night I made a custom order of shampoo bars. She wanted Warm Vanilla Sugar (or whatever the name of the BBW dupe is), so I'm curious to see how the vanillan reacts in a non-soap item. I did add a bit of a champagne pink mica to it to see if it would give it a pink undertone. I'm still experimenting a bit to see what % vanillan plays well with coloring. I explained the vanillan effect to the customer before I made it, so she's cool with getting brown shampoo bars if that's how it turns out. Then I printed out labels, cleaned up soap (wiped off crumbs and soda ash), labeled shampoo bars (not the ones I just made), labeled the sugar scrubs, made my to do list... and... I think that's it... Tonight I'm going to check the evening light in the dining room to see if it's good enough for taking pictures. Might have to wait for Saturday.
OH @amd You are better then me. I still have 12 soaps to box up and label......... once you get past 200 you just lose all momentum !
I just want to sit back, make soap, send it off to a store and let them make me rich
Thank you! It's HP.. An ITP sorta swirl. I noticed when the soap is between fluid n gloppy, I get veining like this. Will have to do it again on purpose to see if I'm right. It's still unscented lol I didn't wanna waste my EOs in case I do something wrong lol
Aww thank you.. I actually have micas here haha but I think it's the experimentation process, and not knowing what you'll get after, that keeps me excited to try them out.
Also I've seen some gorgeous soaps, mostly CP so I'm on a mission to have info on HP floating around ze netz haha, using only natural colorants and I fell in love with those rich but muted, earthy colors.
Please throw us a tiny tip or two once you've figured it out lol maybe then I'll consider starting to sell haha
Sorry @Dawni I will make you all never bother to make soap to sell MUAHAHAHAHHA
But I do love the look of that soap you just pictured !
A cousin of mine always says jokes are half meant
That would be nice though right? To make millions off soap hahaha
Bahaha... we'll talk about this the end of May when I'm trying to shrink wrap and label all the soaps I've made this year for a show June 1 & 2. I've been cleaning up my soaps and then storing them in baseball card boxes and wrapping/labeling as I sell - at least the new soaps I've made this year. 2017 and 2018 soaps are already wrapped/labeled. Don't worry, you're still my idol!
I am a Lazy idol then hahaha
It took me forever to box all these.
I had to cut the tops off every single one.
Ink stamp with Ingredients and Logo, then change the stamp to put the soap Scent on it . That is what took for ever.
Then it is just pop in the box.
NO MORE GLUE ! so happy about that
I'm shrink wrapping soap today. It's got to get done before market season starts on May 5.
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