What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Aug 15, 2019 #12,901

    marshmallowlady

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    I melted oils (plus lard) and mixed up my lye solution for a Christmas/winter soap before heading to work this morning...they'll be at room temperature when I get home, so I'll be able to actually make the soap as soon as I get home!
     
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    Finally got thst double batch of rice soap done! Pics later.

    So you did get absolutely no color lol. Better than brown I think, and the soap looks nice :)

    It's like that for a lot of natural colorants.. There's a lot of info around the board if you search, and a lot of recent experiments actually, there are certain ones that will give color.

    Locally we have annatto, paprika, cocoa powder, turmeric, spirulina and moringa, to name a few.. Apparently black bean powder gives blue but I haven't tried it.

    @Zany_in_CO are you gonna show us cut pics? :D
     
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    Well.
    This isn’t AT ALL what I was going for. The only part I like is the top. It was SUPPOSED to look kinda like leaves falling on the grass, but my colors didn’t break through the bottom layer like they were SUPPOSED to. :hairpulling::beatinghead::shakinghead:
     

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    The dark part looks really cool though... Chop of the green if you don't like it? Then you'll have mini soaps for the bathroom sink or something.

    I still think you did a good job :)
     
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    Thanks. I was thinking about chopping off the green, too. And that’s exactly what I did.
     

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    Well I'm sorry it didn't cooperate and give you what you wanted. Coming from a place with no preconceived design in my head - I like it! And it looks like it was done purposefully to me.
     
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    Oh those came out very nice! May not be the swirl you wanted, but you sure came out of it with a pretty soap for sure!!!
     
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    2E61850C-E72A-4E8B-BB57-7F7DB6757332.jpeg 6C8C89EC-32DB-4E7B-915A-892FE811E4AA.jpeg Then I changed my mind part way through chopping off all the green part and left a sliver of green.

    You’re so sweet! Thanks.
     
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    I really like the sliver of green...adds another dimension to your soap
     
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    Look like beautiful fall soaps to me!
     
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    Thank you, Mooicle. I like it better with the sliver, too.
     
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    My first batch after 5 weeks... I wanted to try the pickle strainer method. It was all planned out in my head, then my FO caused my batter to rice and I had to struggle to get the strainer out. Maybe it'll still look OK when I cut it tomorrow? At least it smells good.
     
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    I got home from work early last night so I redid my soap dough rims with a new idea. Will see how well the idea worked when I unmold on Friday.

    I still have two custom orders to do, so hopefully will get those done on Friday as well. One soap left to make for the club, and then I can work on restock / new stock for 2020.

    ETA: Oh, and test out a couple of vegan soap recipes.
     
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    I am making mahogany Teakwood soap tonight. Once it cures I will make a matching batch of lotion for gift boxes
     
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    That’s how I try several different techniques, by making 1 pound batches. It works great.
     
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    @Kari Howie I like it ! Who cares if the look or color isn't what you think it should look like based on the color. I gave up on that and try... what happens, happens :)

    I got my soaps cut tonight after work. up on the rack now. Only one that I had a real plan for was the middle white with one side a black swirl. I was trying to match another batch I did (same scent) 6 weeks ago. And it TOTALLY worked out... not so much for the one on the far right side :( I had to plop that one in the mold- still shocked that the layers stuck together ;)
    So see it is what it is. But your Swirl looks so much better then mine.

    Oh, and it is the top row of soaps. Next row is old except the one on the far rt is also from this 8 batches- it is NOT green, it is white lol
    Now to box up the ones on that 2nd row
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    Thank you, Lin19687. I was maybe not entirely devastated, but really, really disappointed. Thank you for your encouraging words.

    Thank you, Dawni
     
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    The colors are really pretty and the swirls look great. Plan B soap is a success!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    what the heck?? I cant get straight lines like that no matter what I do :)yes the soap looks much better with out the bottom part--very pretty. the gold reminds me of butterscotch
     
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