What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jun 28, 2019 #12,301

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    Most definitely. Preferably something thicker. Have a read of Micky Rat's thread in the Beginner Forum.
     
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    Well, I made some soap. It is mostly a failure but I'd say it was also a success. My main interest was trying some embeds in my hot process soap. I was going for kinda a polka dot look with a white bar. And somehow 2 reds ended up right next to each other even though I tried to make sure that wouldn't happen! Lol. Anyways, that's the least of my worries. I'm thinking the combination of a heavy dose of water and TD after the cook gave me a glycerine swamp.

    I'm happy that the embeds seem to work just fine and it gives me lots of ideas for the future. Also I think my "dots" aren't random enough. My plan moving forward was really to just have 1 or 2 embeds in a single color bar and have a different shaped embed for each soap. I wanted to put a bunch in this soap to really test it out. So... Mostly a failure as a soap but also a success.

    Edit: and I just realized the front bar is upside-down! Lol. What a day.

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    This weekend's plans:
    Finishing up the stupid ugly sweater soaps (remind me next year when this customer comes back with a dumb idea to talk her into something more reasonable... oh, wait, I said that last year too when she wanted Leg Lamp soaps...)
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    Nice texture!

    . I use plastic grids that I believe are used for cross stitch. Got them at a craft supply store.
     
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    @amd your making me look bad here
     
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    @Lin19687 ummm.... didn't you just cut 8 batches? You go ahead and make soap, I'll keep plugging away at the Stuff that's Not Soap. :(
     
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    Um, only if you want to find it again when you need it. :D

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    HP soap embeds, round 2.

    I guess I'm looking for something a little simpler but still with some interest. I focused on swirls early on and have found that depending on the swirls, I feel like it can take away from the soap. I'll still do some swirls but it will be simpler like I did with the lavender and Sage soap.

    Solid color soaps have been growing on me but Ive been wanting to add a little something extra. I got pretty interested in soap dough after watching some sorcery soap videos. Once I saw Bee using a clay extruder for column embeds, I thought that might be the ticket. Most of my inspiration here comes from Bee (Sorcery Soaps). She does some similar embeds with a heart, among other amazing things with soap doigh. I've got a ton of extruder discs (over 100 now) and have the ability to make my own. I really like the idea of adding one or two of these shapes to a solid color soap. Think I'll play around with it for a while.

    Anyways, here's the one I just did. A little crown in the corner. :D The crowns are extruded soap dough.

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    @Bladesmith Interesting. Nice lookin' soap ya got there. :thumbs:
     
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    I finally made a 100% spearmint soap, I always mix it with peppermint for some reason, but I love spearmint by itself.

    I just moved and my new house has a little work shop in the garage that I've turned into a soap studio. I also can't find my molds or stick blenders since the move, so I decided to try hand whisking. My recipe traces in about 30 seconds with the stick blender. After a few minutes, it seemed emulsified. I added french green clay and spearmint EO, and poured it into some poly tubing (I read about using it to make round soap, decided to try it since I can't find my molds). So now I have a tube of possibly emulsified maybe soap hanging from my work bench like a weird green sausage. In a moment of forethought, I put the soap making bucket under it, in case it exploded or something.
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Yeah but that was easy. I can't do those fun Videos you do ;) and I have to clean the house but I still don't want to.

    Today I NEED to finish boxing some soaps as I need the room. But my coffee and office chair look like they need some Love :D:cool:
     
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    Like it lots!
     
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    Blade smith, this simple soap of yours “takes the crown.”
     
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    Word.

    Love em.
     
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    Im rebatching soaps that lost their scent today. Im going to scent them with Bay Rum and put them in the bathroom for the Husband and sons to use.
     
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    Made two batches today, one with all the soap balls I have so far acquired, and one trying out a single-pitcher pour inspired by a post I saw on Instagram. The nice thing about using tallow is that I can cut the soap as soon as it's cooled enough XD
     
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    So I've always had some interest in handmade soap. I'd get my parents to buy it for me in gift shops on vacations when I was younger. My mom has been going through a folder of my old stuff and she found some stuff I had printed out. Date at the bottom is 9/2/1999. I was 10. Thought that was interesting!

    This is some of what I had printed...
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    I made soap, which was a very good way to forget about the crazy week I had at work!
     
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    I haven't had time to make soap in 3 weeks... suffering from withdrawal symptoms o_O

    Although... I did check on my curing soaps. We've had crazy weather lately and a lot of em have been sweating like crazy. As in drenching the lining they're sitting on top of. So my only soapy things has been to replace said liners and clean up my shelves.
     

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