What soapy thing have you done today?

Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.

Help Support Soapmaking Forum by donating:

  1. Aug 18, 2019 #12,961

    Kae

    Kae

    Kae

    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2019
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Philippines
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Aug 18, 2019 #12,962

    Kari Howie

    Kari Howie

    Kari Howie

    Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2019
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    519
    Location:
    Goldsboro, North Carolina
    Thanks Mobjack
     
    Nanette likes this.
  3. Aug 18, 2019 #12,963

    Nanette

    Nanette

    Nanette

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2019
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    382
    Location:
    Tucson AZ y
    Still a really pretty soap!
     
    Kae and Marilyn Norgart like this.
  4. Aug 18, 2019 #12,964

    Kae

    Kae

    Kae

    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2019
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Philippines
    Thank you @Nanette
     
  5. Aug 18, 2019 #12,965

    Marilyn Norgart

    Marilyn Norgart

    Marilyn Norgart

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I agree with everyone else the soap is lovely!!!!
     
    Nanette likes this.
  6. Aug 18, 2019 #12,966

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2019
    Messages:
    2,012
    Likes Received:
    2,944
    Location:
    Virginia
    I love the little dragon fruit seeds! It’s a very pretty soap.
     
    Nanette likes this.
  7. Aug 19, 2019 #12,967

    runnerchicki

    runnerchicki

    runnerchicki

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    412
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    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!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 22, 2019
    Nanette likes this.
  8. Aug 19, 2019 #12,968

    Marilyn Norgart

    Marilyn Norgart

    Marilyn Norgart

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Location:
    Minnesota
    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
     
    runnerchicki likes this.
  9. Aug 19, 2019 #12,969

    runnerchicki

    runnerchicki

    runnerchicki

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    412
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    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

    Dawni

    Dawni

    Dawni

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    2,873
    Likes Received:
    4,043
    Location:
    Philippines
    I told myself that.... Then some other time came and then some more others haha
     
    Kae and runnerchicki like this.
  11. Aug 19, 2019 #12,971

    Kae

    Kae

    Kae

    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2019
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Philippines
    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

    SoapSisters

    SoapSisters

    SoapSisters

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2019
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Israel
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

    scard, daisy2000, earlene and 2 others like this.
  13. Aug 19, 2019 #12,973

    Dawni

    Dawni

    Dawni

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    2,873
    Likes Received:
    4,043
    Location:
    Philippines
    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.
     
    Nanette and Kae like this.
  14. Aug 19, 2019 #12,974

    Marilyn Norgart

    Marilyn Norgart

    Marilyn Norgart

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Location:
    Minnesota
    cut my soap from yesterday and I am happy with it even if it isn't exactly what I was going for :)
     
    Dawni likes this.
  15. Aug 19, 2019 #12,975

    Lefty

    Lefty

    Lefty

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    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!
     
  16. Aug 19, 2019 #12,976

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Mobjack Bay

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2019
    Messages:
    2,012
    Likes Received:
    2,944
    Location:
    Virginia
    Nice! What did you use as colorants?
     
    Kari Howie likes this.
  17. Aug 20, 2019 #12,977

    runnerchicki

    runnerchicki

    runnerchicki

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    412
    Location:
    Surprise, AZ
    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.
     
    Kari Howie and Dawni like this.
  18. Aug 20, 2019 #12,978

    Holly & Deb

    Holly & Deb

    Holly & Deb

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    New hampshire
    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

    David Gregory

    David Gregory

    David Gregory

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2019
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    AZ
    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

    steffamarie

    steffamarie

    steffamarie

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2018
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    752
    Location:
    St. Louis
    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
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder