What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jul 22, 2019 #12,641

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    Me and hubby are fasting tonight, so he was preparing something for dinner for his son (adult, don't ask me why he can't get his own dinner...but anyways...) and I was sitting in the lounge. Suddenly I rushed into the kitchen after a sudden realisation. "Have you got the oven on?" I asked him? "Yes, he replied. I hastily opened the oven door and rescued my 16 bars of CPOPping soap before they were turned into miniature volcanoes. Luckily he had only just turned it on.
    #First world soaping problems.
     
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    Yesterday, i made a batch of Cucumber Melon bath bomb cupcakes!

    The other day I opened my etsy store, was annoyed at avery bc of the business cards I ordered and setup an Instagram account for my store.
     

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    I want to try the salt soap eventually too!
     
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    Oh boy! Good save there lady!
     
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    I have my lye in a #5 capped container - it's a clear plastic, not opaque. So it should still be fine for long periods of time?

    Thank you for the link to the pumpkin soap tutorial. I cut my soap just a few minutes ago. It's a good swirl - but the colors are dull. :( The black portion looks like charcoal gray (I used a mica.)

    I appreciate the tip on molds for salt bars! I have one that is individual round molds that should work. I've only used it for leftover batter before, but it makes a good sized bar.
     
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    I used a liquid colorant from a craft store to swirl but it didn't have the effect I wanted. A liquid is easier to use but the colors are not vibrant at all but it's good to give soaps a subtle color without pulling out a mica.
     
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    I cut two batches of soap. The green one is Almond and the blue one is Bay Rum. Both of these soaps have lard.
     

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    I made an all coconut bar w aloe vera juice, lemongrass eo. And an in the pot swirl of indigo w sandalwood eo...and aloe vera juice. It is terribly hot and humid here now. Yuck
     
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    Have you ever been to Turtle Bay- N shore Oahu....my one trip to paradise!
     
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    Nothing to do with soap, ignore me for changing subject!
     
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    Yes, your lye will be fine. If you have the same round molds I have they work well for salt bars.

    Not all craft store and most likely no craft store is a high ph colorant which you need for CP soap. Craft stores usually just carry supplies for m&p.
     
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    Yeah, I pretty much knew that but I wanted to experiment. It did color my soap so I can still use it. It wasn't a total waste.
     

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    Wow!!! SO pretty!
     
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    I also thought you meant temp outside but thought there is no possible way it could be that hot outside!!
    :lol:
     
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    I finally just finished making soap after not soaping for over a week. My daughter was home getting her wisdom teeth out and I was taking care of her and thoughts of soap went to the back of my mind. She left Saturday and soap thoughts have been POURING into my brain. I just did a pour I have never done before and switched up my recipe, adding in some more liquid oils and decreasing my hard. Holy cow it made a big difference in my pour...I had TONS of time to work. I soap pretty high temp so it seems my batter is always moving quickly. AND I tried a new FO and OH...MY...GOODNESS! The best smell of all time...
    Iced Tea Twist from WSP.... If I could have something to drink that smelled like THAT then I would be the happiest camper of all time.
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    I made this hot process "flower swirl". First "pretty" soap I'm happy with. The smaller flowers were where I tried to pipe. The larger ones were where I gave up and just plopped in the red like a long IMG_20190722_190718489.jpg
     
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    I cut a 1-lb batch of soap made with tallow today. The fragrance was NG Lavender Martini and it is not smelling very pleasant. I don't know if it is the fragrance itself, or the fact that I have tallow in the recipe and it isn't playing well with the FO. This is only my second time soaping with tallow so I don't have a whole lot to compare. The tallow is not strong smelling on its own and it didn't interfere with my fragrance the first time I used it. The soap doesn't smell beefy ... it just smells like cheap cologne.

    Maybe it will improve as it cures, but I think I will keep looking for a different lavender or break down and use my lavender EO from now on.
     
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    No, but we have a new nickname for my granddaughter: La niña que nada con tortugas. She swam with 6 yesterday.

    Back to my salt soap/humidity experiment. It appears that a one year cure has made my salt soap much more impervious to the humidity now than it was at 4 weeks. I find that quite interesting. Sitting out in full-on humidity on the lanai for 24 hours and no water beads appeared - no a one. At 4 weeks multiple beads of water. So the lengthy cure seems to have prevented that. The exterior of the soap was wet, yes, but a smooth overall moisture as opposed to the pooling of beads on the surface that I saw last year. I sure wish I had taken photographs of it last year!
     
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    Pretty color! What kind of colorant did you use?
     
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    Those are super pretty. I’m always amazed when I see what other people can get with HP. I get lumpy, lumpy soap...
     
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