That is exactly right - I've cut it up to use in the Pringles can as the puller-througher (lol). But it is really kind of nice-looking so I may find a use for a second one at my sink. It was a few dollars at Walmart so I don't feel too bad about getting anotherStephanieMarie. I like your plans. I'm curious how you'll use the soap caddy is it with your pringles can? I recently bought a can of pringles to try round soaps. Or is it simpley to keep your soap dry at the sink? It's a prettier caddy than most.
I made two batches of brewery soap last night. One was a very dark beer, imagine my shock this morning when I peeked in on them and that soap was almost white! (I leave part of the soap uncolored to highlight the natural colors of the beer.) I'll cut them tonight after work and post a pic of the four of them together. I'm quite proud of how the other two turned out, hoping these two will be just as nice.Today's to do list:
Take stock to Peddlers Market
Do soap dishes that didn't get done yesterday because I have NO clean dishes left
Make more lye solution for brewery soaps to make tomorrow
Cut soaps made last night
Spray down cure crates with hose because they need a good cleaning before new soap gets added (might be able to get daughter to do this because she'll get to play with the hose and it's hot out)
And then a whole bunch of non-soapy nonsense that I am going to resent the heck out of doing because I really want to be making soap.
YAY! These look great!Y’all I’ve been a bit absent with my crazy life but I finally got to making some soap and bath bombs last weekend! Plan to keep up a plan of at least two batches a week, I think that’s a healthy goal for my crazy life [emoji4]
Last weekend I made Eucalyptus Spearmint from WSP and Bite Me from NG which I call “Forbidden Fruit”
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@earlene I had to make 4-5 rounds of my house this morning to find a bag of matcha tea powder I bought the other day. I finally found it sitting right next to the soaps I made the other day, which I looked at twice this morning without noticing the tea
I’m infusing annatto, Calendula petals, madder, matcha and parsley in olive oil this morning to make a round of single color soaps with my ne FOs this weekend. Since I did not this to infuse the oils in advance, I have the jars in a hot water bath on the stove.
I also discovered a neat little trick for lining my makeshift 1 lb mold. It’s a recycled card box from an out-of-date Trivial Pursuit game. I neatly covered the outside of the bottom of the box with parchment paper and then slipped the bottom into the top of the box, pulled the bottom part of the box out, and voila, a perfectly lined top! View attachment 39611
. Is that the same as madder? My madder infusion from this morning looks less like an infusion and more like madder powder suspended in olive oil. How did you use your Manjistha when you had success with it?I need to go get my manjistha
This is the best strategy for comparisons and I really should do the same.My goal is to test these colors side-by side as oil infusion only, as lye solution mixed only and as both lye mixed + oil infusion to see what kinds of results I will get with color.
Some say it is the same; some say it is not. I am unsure of the correct answer.You could probably make Hungarian Goulash with the infused paprika
. Is that the same as madder? My madder infusion from this morning looks less like an infusion and more like madder powder suspended in olive oil. How did you use your Manjistha when you had success with it?