What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Aug 18, 2019 #12,961

    Kae

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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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  2. Aug 18, 2019 #12,962

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    Thanks Mobjack
     
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    Still a really pretty soap!
     
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  4. Aug 18, 2019 #12,964

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    Thank you @Nanette
     
  5. Aug 18, 2019 #12,965

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    I agree with everyone else the soap is lovely!!!!
     
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  6. Aug 18, 2019 #12,966

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    I love the little dragon fruit seeds! It’s a very pretty soap.
     
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  7. Aug 19, 2019 #12,967

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    I think these look really nice! It may not have been what you planned - but they are beautiful soaps. I love the colors.

    I love white soaps. These look great!
     
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    i made a batch of soap--used the same scent and it got thick on me when the first batch I made didn't---I hate when that happens
     
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    I had nanny duty for my grandson all weekend so I wasn't even home. No soapy stuff for me till next weekend. On the plus side - most of my soaps are ready to come off the drying rack so I lots of room to make more. I'll worry about what to do with it all some other time. :D
     
  10. Aug 19, 2019 #12,970

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    I told myself that.... Then some other time came and then some more others haha
     
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    Thank you @Marilyn Norgart.

    Thank you @Mobjack Bay.

    Ahah. You're into white soaps. Thank you @runnerchicki

    Will do my 4th and fifth run today. One I will try to color with dried and powderized dragonfruit meat whilst the other I will use pink clay. Still going to put actual dragonfruit meat on both. Pics to follow.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2019 #12,972

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    I made my first tiger swirl! I'm so happy with how it came out! I used activated charcoal for the black half of the batter and didn't color the other half. I'm not sure how I know if it gelled or not, but it was covered and quite warm for many hours after I made it. And I was able to cut after 24 hours.
     

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    No soapy thing today....

    Tried making a chili/turmeric/ginger balm though.... I think I used too little of each lol, didn't feel a thing.

    Looking forward to your pink clay one. I've noticed different shades of pink from different sources of pink clay.
     
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    cut my soap from yesterday and I am happy with it even if it isn't exactly what I was going for :)
     
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  15. Aug 19, 2019 #12,975

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    Last week, I soaped in a new location for the first time! However it was out of necessity because my house is currently being renovated due to water damage so I'm staying with relatives.

    I made some more cupcake soap bases and star embeds last week, and over the weekend, made a batch of bars using lilac fragrance for the first time, and it smelled so good!

    I had a few family members watch me make the soap and I've never had an audience before, so it felt like I was teaching a class, haha! The purple in the bars turned out a bit more blue and less pink than I wanted, but now I know for next time! I'm also a bit worried that I may have used too much color for the stripe, so fingers crossed it doesn't bleed.

    I also had a slight whoops moment when I accidentally knocked over a container of oils and colorant that I use to make the colored stripe in my bars (see profile pic), but luckily no lye was in it yet and I was able to scrape it all back into the container and only lost about 4 grams total!
     
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    Nice! What did you use as colorants?
     
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    I input my recipes into Soapmaking Friend. I have four basic recipes (one is still a work in progress), and one shaving soap (also a work in progress). At least I did *something* soapy.
     
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    We made a new soap yesterday, called formal affair, with gold mica..didn't come out as planned, but still lovely enough for a formal affair lol
     
  19. Aug 20, 2019 #12,979

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    Just started the cook on my second batch of HP. Timer set for every 10 minutes to check the stew pot, [Crock] but I keep hovering over it anyway.

    Possibly no colorant and carnation scent. It looks like a pretty beige color anyway.

    Get to use my new silicone/wood loaf mold for the first time [and some of my fragrance hoard].
     
  20. Aug 21, 2019 #12,980

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    Made a big batch of Eucalyptus Spearmint - everyone who smells it just falls in love! I can't keep it on hand. I gave some to my physical therapist today and she about fell over herself with excitement. Here's the new batch:
    Eucalyptus Spearming 3.jpg
    Also, I received an 85lb Soaper's Choice order...if you ever wondered what 50lb of lard looks like all divided up, here you go! Stick blender head for scale.
    Lard.jpg
     

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