What soapy thing have you done today?

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    The teakwood scents and route 66 is also good from them
     
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    I tested (and liked) a batch of hot process bar soap that I intended for dish washing. Mostly coconut oil, no super fat, with orange oil. I added a little bit of vinegar after the cook, which I know may have turned to sodium acetate. I will make another test batch without the vinegar and compare. We have soft water. It suds nicely and doesn't leave any residue on the dishes. I wanted to try a bar soap because I go through liquid soap too quickly, and I wondered if I'd like it better than the "solid dish cake" recipes with SCI.
     
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    You have a tender heart and she is blessed to have you.

    Cool! You’re so adventurous!
     
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    Mine once looked similar so I started making mini soaps and kept em just for me lol

    They look nice, even used ;)
     
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    looks like my bathroom but mine isn't so neat :)

    just tried the cp shave soap I made for my dil not on my legs just washed my hands WOW I think she is going to like it
     
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    Less is more when coloring soaps. Dont add your mica unmixed directly to your main soap batter...
     
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    Here are some photos of the most recent soap, (A friend calls them "Rustic")and my insulation boxes.
     

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    cut my pull thru pour--I just used 2 colors and I think I like it better with just 2 20190812_104815.jpg
     
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    I have a question. I am planing soap today. I wonder if it would be a good idea to take my little planed curls and put them in gossamer bags to sell as sachets? What do you think? Pros and cons would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

    Really like that effect!
     
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    The beginner's area is a good place to put questions..... Although, your particular one has been answered ever so often on here. Try this?

    I've only used micas once, sorry, but I noticed it's not a good idea to put them directly into soap batter.... Your soap might thicken up before you can mix thoroughly.

    Also, you don't technically need micas hehe, just maybe if you want em :)
     
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    Tried my hand on adding fresh fruits (handpicked dragon fruit from a local producer). No designs, no anything 'cause I just really want to learn how to incorporate fresh produce. After mashing and stick blending the the fruit slowly, I add oils in it and eventually incorporated it in my oil pot . Weird though that after pouring the lye H2O in, the whole thing turned from purple pinkish bright color to mashed pumpkin baby food (gooey yellow). Is that natural? Lol. I'll see after curing. Impatiently waiting.
     
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    I would use them as embeds. I wonder how long the scent would last in a bag like that? I don't know but I wouldn't think it would last long

    took a bunch of soap samples to my sons job, and got an order while there. am photo-ing soaps while waiting for my soapy dishes to finish soaking and am going to try making 3 soaps yet today--I don't think I am going to et them all done cuz I am kinda stalling
     
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    I would give them away!
     
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    You'll either get nothing, or you'll get brown hehehe.. Show us either way :)
     
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    Im being featured on a Women In Small Business thing and I had to write a <shiver> Bio. (I am so not comfy with stuff like that) and send photo's of my soap and other products as the blog piece will have the photos and my link. Took me 10 minutes to take the photos and 2 hours to write the two paragraph bio. Then she asked me for a picture of myself.. :beatinghead:. I almost asked her to just call me the anonymous soaper. I settled with the picture I have on my profile here :dance: thats as far as Im going
     
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    @msunnerstood congrats, I don't do my pic either. Sad but there are few in family photos. Not one on any of my soap pics and barely a few from others at FM/Fairs ;)

    Got most of the soaps boxes and labeled.

    Last night got 8 batches all ready to go. Lye mixed, Oils measured, Additives all set. I even made a list of the 4 scents I need to make doubles of. So after work today I will be a soaping gremlin
     
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