What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Aug 17, 2019 #12,941

    Dawni

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    Those are so extra @amd.. Just awesome!
     
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    Your wish is my command, Princess! :D Just as soon as I can get to it... unfortunately, as Steve Lopez of the LA Times says, Life has a mind of its own! Sigh.
     
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    those are gorgeous!!!!

    WOW very intricate--they turned out awesome

    ummmmmmmmmmm… I don't think I would tell non soapers this story :)
     
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    What is
    What is “faux SW”?
     
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    How on earth did you get the chain design on the sides of the soap? That is so pretty. I love the button tops too.
     
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    Amd, those are so cool and unique! Did you use a pvc...or how did you do that? I guess pvc would have mashed the sides, huh. I love this soap!
     
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    @MelodyLeee and @KDP, amd mentions how she made this soap in her actual post :)

    @Kari Howie here's Zany's no slime Castile using faux seawater thread :)

    Soapy thing: Errr, rearranged the soap on my shelves to make space for new ones hehehe
     
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    Thanks @Lin19687. Product of trial and error. Lol! I might try steeping the peelings and use it for lye water or some more just to experiment. Else, will have to surrender and move on to another project

    Ahah! Thanks for the list. Will try my hand on everything that you mentioned. Thanks @Dawni!
     
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    @Kari Howie what she said! :)

    I made my challenge soap today. It was challenging :rolleyes: and now I have a REALLY BIG MESS to clean up because I used every spatula and mini whisk I own, along with countless bowls, plastic and paper cups. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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    Yes I have many. Watch it though if you have a handyman around the house he might be tempted to steal one or two!

    I have been soaping for coming up to 4 years. Amazingly.
    I am a messy soaper and I sometimes forget things and my pours don't always go to plan.
    Today I had the best pour ever. DH said Ahhh good. So I thought I'd tell someone who cares - you! :)
    Usually if I am doing something complicated I divide out the NaOH and do separate pours but I thought I'd do today's pour in one go.
    I made one batch and took it just to emulsion. I spooned out 4 tblsp x 12 little batches and stirred in 12 different FOs and poured them into 24 little molds (heart shaped - 2 each so I can give one lot away). Then I poured 2 trays of embeds which require smoothing the batter over back and forth with a wide spatula to ensure all the little holes are filled. Then I put in the main FO and made 6 soaps with the left over batter.
    I can't believe how well it went. I didn't forget anything, I didn't panic, I didn't rush and the batter stayed fluid AND even more incredibly there isn't much mess!
    So there is hope for everyone out there because if I can do it, anyone can. Hopefully it doesn't take you 4 years!
     
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    I spent the day going through the forum and posts trying to concoct the best stain stick I can find for perspiration stains for a customer. I'm a bit overwhelmed, there's a lot of information. He brought me a tiny stub of the one he loved and used before asking me to "create it" . It has Olive Oil, CO and orange EO listed on the label. That's it. And it was HARD. No Kerosene, no turpentine or turpenoids or borax. Is this even possible to work lol.
     
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    I am not amd, but with soap dough, one can roll it out on pattered silicone fondant mats like this to get whatever design you want. There are also patterened rolling pins that can be used as well, but they take up a lot more storage space than silicone mats.
     
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    Great site Earlene! I didn’t know about that one.
     
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    That's funny.
     
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    And did you like the scent? :lol:

    I’m noticing that the average person will be doing the “sniff test” within the first few seconds when I hand them a bar of soap. Some of the experienced sellers here have posted on the importance of soap scent for selling the soap. The challenge is that buyers have widely varying preferences in scents.
     
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    does it count if I have been thinking about soaping? I have one more load of pickles to do before any soaps
     
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    Been busy with my dragonfruit trial and error for three days straight. Hah! No luck with getting a color. Might have to give up and use pink clay instead. Thinking of an ombre pattern.

    Today's batch produced a similar result as attached.
     

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    Thanks Mobjack
     
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