What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jun 26, 2019 #12,281

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    My mood is also better.

    1. Granddaughter called and asked if I could come sooner, so I'll leave a couple of days sooner.

    2. And I finally figured out what the issue was with the recipes not saving. I identified a secret code that cuts off everything typed after it. It took hours to get there, but now I know. Never type % Castor and expect anything else to be saved after the last character before the % sign....

    Well, now to refresh my memory on how to delete recipes (created to test the problems I was having.)

    Tomorrow I will make the soap my eldest son requested. Then by the time we return from Hawaii, it should be ready to mail to him.
     
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  2. Jun 27, 2019 #12,282

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    Yay you! I’m glad you figured everything out. Now you can relax and enjoy Hawaii!
     
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    cut 8 logs of soap.
    Found out my oops liner actually works out
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Heart.
     
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    Today I am going to clean the house from top to bottom. (Well maybe not entirely bottom because The basement is No Man’s Land thanks to my husband’s hoarding tendencies.) so no time for soapy fun today. I’m getting ready for my older daughter, Sheridan, and her husband, Michael, to come up from Charlotte to help celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday.

    Y’all make me laugh!
     
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    Well I cut my soap just now from my wall pour 2 days ago. Not what I was envisioning but I am a HAPPY CAMPER with it!! I can't stop staring at them... 15616568185814497239568425206653.jpg
     
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    Pretty! I love the gradients!
     
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    That's a nice smooth gradient, very pretty!
     
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    I managed to finish frosting the rest of the cupcakes last night! Had a bit of an issue with my piping tip getting clogged, but was able to sort it out pretty quickly to get the rest piped. I also managed to get one of my newer bars posted to my shop and shared on social media.

    Tonight's to do:
    Post another new bar to my online shop and share on social media
    Plan out fall/winter soaps
    Order supplies - considering ordering larger bulk sizes since I'm ramping up production and running through oils faster than I used to. I just don't know where I'll store it all in my tiny place!
     
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    Thank you!!!

    Thank you!!
     
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    I guess I could finish boxing up some soaps.
    My Saturday FM might be a no go if the weather is going to rain or be super humid and muggy
     
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    I’m fixin’ to make melt & pour sugar scrub cubettes from a BB kit. A first for me. Never made M&P anything.
     
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    I've been rummaging through the freezer to find some beer i put in there, for beer soap. Brought out what I thought was it, but now I'm not convinced. I think it might be sparkling rose? I've licked it, but it doesn't taste like either. What to do? Make a beer soap with it anyway and just call it beer soap even though it might be wine?
    Yes, I know, I should label my stuff in the freezer.

    Just gorgeous - very pretty colours.

    ETA: Just clicked that it was sitting on a metal rack - get it off there and store it on wood, plastic or paper, lined with paper if need be. Metal can react with the lye.
     
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    Maybe you could call it “Ethyl” after the ethyl alcohol in adult beverages. Or ETOH which is the chemical name for ethyl alcohol. That way you don’t have to guess if it’s beer or wine. ;)o_O Of course it probably wouldn’t mean anything to a non-medical type.:shakinghead:
    (Just noticed all emoticons I can add!)
     
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    Very pretty!

    Created a hardening liquid for my soap the other day and I used it in a batch I made yesterday. I unmolded the soap and it was much firmer than a soap I had curing. Some of the soaps I made last week are still very soft. So far so good. I also learned to water discount so that helped as well.

    I already know I can't use this liquid for swirling. It setups very quickly in the mold. You will have no time to swirl.
     
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    I went to the shop and bought a bottle of beer. I'm sure they thought I was mad buying one bottle of beer at 11am! Anyway, my soap is made and now setting up:
    IMG_1170.JPG
     
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    Kind of soapy, I ordered and received some seal-able sample foils and I am going to send a friend a bunch of samples in them to see how they hold up in summer weather. Things like whipped soap, lotion, shampoo, paw balm etc. Also ordered a hand held sealer because my impulse sealer is kind of large for these small foils. should be an interesting experiment
     
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    OH! I had no idea about that!!! I have literally all of my batches sitting on stainless steel baking racks...should I get paper under all of them?

    Thank you so much!
     
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    Today I made soap for my eldest son; it was his request. The rest of the days was spent on many other things, but mostly not soap related.
     
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