What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. May 24, 2019 #11,921

    Lin19687

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    i am wicked behind in supply for up coming supplies.

    @earlene that is hard to do, hope you are strong to get through them
     
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  2. May 24, 2019 #11,922

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    I made a batch of soap this afternoon experimenting with new blend of essential oils.
     
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  3. May 24, 2019 #11,923

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    Well, I got a few supplies entered into SoapBuilder, so that's good. Entering supplier information wasn't as time intensive as I thought it might be. Most of that stuff is available in my email from the invoices.

    But backtracking and finding invoices to and then doing the entering, is time consuming, But at least I have some of it in there. It's nice to have made some progress on inventory.

    While doing that, I managed to do a bit of eval of soapmakingfriend (I call it SoapBuilder to differenciate in my mind from SMF, which is this forum.)

    Now I can make soap. I have so much soapmaking stuff all over the place, that I'd really like to get put away again, but want to make soap first; at least 4 more batches.
     
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  4. May 24, 2019 #11,924

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    Oh my. You have been busy! Well organized too! Well done, Lin. Keep up the good work!
    At least you have your priorities straight. :)
     
  5. May 24, 2019 #11,925

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    Cleaned up the soap dungeon a bit. Took buttermilk out of the freezer. Will MB oils either tonight or tomorrow morning. Might get to make the last batch of soap cupcakes for my July release tomorrow night. Made sugar Scrubs with my daughters group of friends. Yep I will need to have an extra set of hands if I do that for yoga camp. 4 girls was about all I could handle. They really liked making it though and getting to pick out fragrance and color. The different personalities definitely showed when it came to scents. Still hoping to get a batch of bubble bars done for next weekend's show.
     
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  6. May 25, 2019 #11,926

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    I am drying out Dandelions to infuse in oil for soap.
     
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    I have been wanting to go pick some dandies but it wont quit raining
     
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    I have been rendering lard for my soaps for the past 2 days, My house smells like bacon. Getting ready to start some clean up.
     
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    Made Almond Oatmeal Goat Milk Soap!
     
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    Oh! I love this picture! So much beautiful soap!
     
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  12. May 25, 2019 #11,932

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    Searched all over for my bag of silk cocoons, got way overheated, turned the AC on (indoor humidity was up to 60%), decided to look again where I last kept it & there it was - the bag had fallen down behind other things & I missed it in my previous 3 or 4 searches this week! So I will be able to add silk to the soap I plan to make today, having not been able to do so these past couple of weeks. But first, I will relax and cool off while the AC removes some of this humidity from the air before I continue.
     
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    Made two batches of Bubble Scoops and then realized one of my fragrances was still out on the counter. Threw that batch back into the mixer and managed to salvage it.
     
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    I just went out and picked more and then saw the lilac bushes, soooo I went in and got another basket and now the Lilacs are drying
     
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    Master-batched next 4 loads, transferred bagged colorants to plastic jars, organized said colorants and fragrances in soap cabinet and finished set-up of eCommerce website—all while smoking a pork butt, slab of ribs and turkey breast; working out then walking the dog. I’m bushed!
     
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    You are way more organized than I. I bought a 6' high by 4' long shelving unit to try and organize my supplies.. yeah, I just had more room for more soap and supplies and my micas are still stacked and disorganized and Im out of room.
     
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    After Prom dress shopping all yesterday I am hoping to get the rest of the soap made today.

    :rolleyes: darn teenager !
     
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    Lol to all you fellow shapers, I have been in a funk lately.Actually got several new essential oils in recently, but for some reason all of the possibilities are swirling around in my head rather than in the mold...seems like it is harder and harder to decide what soap to make, what additives, colorants, fragrances, etc...maybe later today.I am still bummed because the las two batches I soaped at room temp and they did not go thru gel phase and the colors were not great...
     
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    Problem is, I’m not—just managing the chaos. I am always working to gain efficiency, and find that I waste a ton of time looking for things My wife would laugh at that—The other day, I was walking around the house on my phone...LOOKING for my phone. :confused: There are so many parts and pieces...base oils, colorants, fragrance, additives, molds, cutters, photography stuff, packaging, shipping supplies, not to mention the finished soap. So, stuff is crammed everywhere. Thank goodness, we’re empty-nesters, so there’s about half of our house that is basically unused. I’d like to add a sink and convert a bedroom to a soap studio, but that’s not gonna cut it in marital harmony category. I do have my eye on this one juicy walk-in closet.
     
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    Removed 2 soaps from molds, letting them get some air, then I will slice as needed.
     
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