What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jun 19, 2019 #12,221

    GHSAshley

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    Not sure if it counts as soapy, but I recently got a shipment from BB and made my first test batch of some lotion. Since I was mostly working at tweaking a basic recipe, I failed to realize that I used too much water so it's a little less thick and creamy like a wanted. Not only that, it smells mostly of the tea tree EO I added to it. Other than that, it works well -moisturizes well and rubs in with only a little work - so I'll probably just be editing the recipe only a little. (Original was 75% water, 15% Sunflower oil, 8% BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier, 0.5% Honey and Oats FO, 0.5% Tea Tree EO, and 1% Optiphen.) I'll just have to rethink it, maybe actually buy some Stearic Acid to co-emulsify and thicken it up. Regardless, I have about 12 ounces of product I can't really do much with other than hand to family members to try out. On another note, I'm planning on making some soap rounds out of a pringles can but I can't figure out how to line it. Any suggestions?
     
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    1st complicated soap...was so rushy bc I didn't want it to setup before I got it together forgot the FO and forgot Sodium Lactate smh...also didn't set the embed in the right layer...when I realized I for the fo I decided this was a play soap...what do you guys think.
     

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  3. Jun 19, 2019 #12,223

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    I have been hoping for photos of ugly sweater soap. You keep dropping hints about this soap here and there. I do hope photos will be forthcoming!
     
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    I was gifted some hemp seed oil and leaf lard by my friends in Vermont. The oil came from a local grower and the leaf lard is from the Farmor Farm’s pigs. The leaf lard is probably destined for pies, but that hemp oil is going in some soap!
     
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    I have those molds and no one seems to like the soaps made in them. I don’t know why.
     
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    That's really interesting. Maybe it's because we got the soaps at a "spa" resort, (could that sound more snooty?) so our expectations were high, but we both loved them. My wife was crazy excited that I got them. I got them for $11, so I have no doubt they will pay for themselves. I can foresee that many of my friends and family would love them as a novelty if nothing else.
     
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    Ask and ye shall receive @earlene ! I'm doing two sets of 12 for a customer - one for men and one for women. Here is the men's soap.
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    I have a bit of cleaning up to do on the edges, and you can see some sweaters that the m&p started to cool as I was pouring. The customer ok'd using those embeds, otherwise the perfectionist in me would have repoured the darn things. I didn't get as clean of layers as I had hoped. I think the customer bought the sweater mold on Aliexpress, I only have two of them so it's a bit painstaking making the sweaters. It's not too bad though on days where I can come and go in the soap lab, but this week is proving difficult. I blew off making any embeds last night in favor of reading in the hammock with a beer (or three... oops...). These soaps are a whopping 7 oz with the embed.
     
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    Today I said to myself - hey, that was a stressful day at work, I need to relax... I wonder if we have any drain cleaner? :eek:o_O:confused::D
     
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    Those are so Cute!! Love it!
     
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    Where did you get the molds if you dont mind my asking? I like them!
     
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    I started here as a totally newbie from Denmark ( i´m still in Denmark :-D )

    I know I have been a quiet member, but i have been reading a lot, and made a lot of soap :)


    i just want to show you how far i have come and say thank you for all the knowledge you have given by letting me join here on the SMF :)

    Love you all :) :) gundestrup1.jpg gundestrup2.jpg gundestrup3.jpg gundestrup4.jpg
     
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    Lemon Cheesecake soap! I did three colours - yellow mica, natural, and TD and did a hanger swirl. Can't wait to cut it. AND it smells just like a slice of lemon cheesecake - I can even smell the biscuit base!
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    Wow! OUTstanding!
     
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    We spent the majority of the day yesterday in the cities, so no soapy stuff at home. But I did search for a surge protector/extension cord to replace the one I've been using (plain extension cord) all along in the soaping area.

    Since moving the configuration of my soaping area, the cord for my SB was creating issues while soaping, so I needed the surge protector and a longer than 3 feet cord. So I set that up this morning.

    Also got out my last box of shea butter, but haven't opened it yet. Just needed to verify I wasn't totally running out. A relief, as I didn't really want to order more just yet.

    I may not get much soapy stuff done today either, because I really have to deal with bills and that tends to take me more time than I expect. Mostly because I keep needing to take breaks (or in truth, procrastinate.)
     
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    You’re certainly not a newbie anymore! Your soaps and display are beautiful!
     
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    Kiwi...as always, that is one beautiful batch of soap. I love the subtle look of natural-TD swirl, and you've added just enough yellow to create interest.
     
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    You look like an old pro! Great job. I love the little card holders you can stick in the bars. Are those available on Amazon?
     
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    I found the last bar of soap from an order I placed with Ozark Herbals over 8 years ago. It was tucked into the back of the closet when I moved in 2012. It’s been stored in the original paper bag. The scent is long gone, but the soap still looks pristine. The makers are retired now. I ordered their soaps for many years after discovering them at a music festival in Kansas.

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    Made a few batches over the last week. Decided to make it a little easier on myself and do solid colors on these. I'm getting everything ready to try some embeds to add a little character to my single color bars.

    OMH (no color added), Juicy Apricot, Rosemary Mint

    All hot processed

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