What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Aug 18, 2019 #12,961

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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.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2019 #12,965

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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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    Still a really pretty soap!
     
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    Thank you @Nanette
     
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    I agree with everyone else the soap is lovely!!!!
     
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    I love the little dragon fruit seeds! It’s a very pretty soap.
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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