What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #12,921

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    Well. Now I wait. Excuse the messy mold. I have a great talent for making a mess when soaping and my mold has seen better, stain free days.
    Tops arent quite as smooth as CP tops are but im thinking not bad for HP. Cant wait to see the inside.

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    its been a hard lesson for me--not very many of my soaps turn out how I truly wanted them to--but they still turn out nice, not to say I don't make some butt ugly soaps but it seems soapers have a habit of being too hard on themselves
     
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    Yes we do. Of all the soap Ive made I can think of one batch I was truly happy with and it was a test batch with just 4 bars coming out of it. Havent been able to duplicate it again even using the same recipe. I think we just set super high expectations when we think of the design we want and even if it still turns out beautiful, if it doesnt match our minds picture, we are disappointed.
     
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    Hope it works out for you :)

    Wait, there’s no Calendula infused sunflower oil in the recipe!!!
     
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    I like em :)
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    Um, trying the recipe with HO sunflower sub for some of the olive. There's a thread for that:
    Jumping off from Zany's 'No Slime Castille' to Bastille varieties
    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/thr...o-slime-castille-to-bastille-varieties.74406/
    Guess what... Cut today. Gave the bars a saltwater bath a la Martha Stewart. I've got slime! ACK! :p
     
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    @Kari Howie that sliver gives it "attitude" I think don't know how else to say it lol

    @msunnerstood definitely an awesome top.

    And you didn't show us! I wanna see Zany soap lol
     
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    Thanks! I've never managed to get close to white with this soap so I settled for the cream, and superfat the swirl separately with turmeric :)

    I swear this recipe is just awesome lol kinda proud of myself.. Rarely do I stroke my own ego but it's rare I'm almost 100% happy with both look and feel. No extra water and no yogurt even for this HP and still smooth n fluid.
     
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    My recommendation is “don’t mess with a good thing.” :shakinghead: I made a batch of ZNSC last week and went into a panic when I checked the soap the next day and immediately realized that I had forgotten to use the faux sw. It finally firmed up enough to pop out of the molds, but it took 2x as long as the bars from the previous batches with faux sw. One of the bars from my first batch is in the line up of favorites in my shower. It makes a gentle, light lather that I like as much, but in a different way, as the denser creamier lathers of the lard and palm bars.

    YAY Dawni :hippo::hippo::hippo:
     
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    OK you wanna hear what crazy soapy thing I just now did? I was looking at a photo of a soap on my iPhone and I tried to smell it.
     
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    :rolling:
     
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    Ok these arent cleaned up yet but just after the cut, I think they came out pretty good.

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    Yes! They came out great! How do you get swirls like that?
     
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    Thanks! I just put a layer of white at the bottom and then I alternated the 2 blue colors with the white color and only in the center of the mold until I got to the top and then I took my gear tie and pushed it straight down in the center and then just wiggled it back-and-forth all the way up
     
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    What the heck is a gear tie?
     
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    Its a flexible, rubber/silicon thing you can bend into a hangar swirl tool

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    That’s cool. Thanks!
     
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    @Lin19687 oh look at all those pretty endcuts in front of your soaps... j/k please lose my address ;)

    I got to unmold my latest rimmed soap attempt. I'm beyond thrilled with it. The buttons are CP (I had a huge embed making session in May or June to use up an odd qty of masterbatch that I had) and the rims are made with soap dough. I had to mold each individual strand (I used an actual mold, so don't think I'm a master artist) and stacked them into a round cavity mold trying not to smoosh the design but getting everything tight so it wouldn't leak. The bottom pic, you can see the two in the background had some leakage and smushing but those were my first two that I stacked, the last four that I did had no leakage and minimal smushing. I adore them. My daughter and the two nieces living with us suggested that I do a "super fruity rainbow", so I think I will let them help me with that on Sunday night. I can get the soap dough made tonight and they can help roll it and mold it on Sunday.
     

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    Those turned out beautiful!!! Color me super impressed.
     
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