What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #12,981

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    :eek: Wow - that's a lot of lard!
     
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    The soap looks pretty and smells good :). And, yes, that’s a lot of lard. I guess it didn’t melt in transit!
     
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    I finally caught up on the posts here at SMF. (Reading mostly, a bit of responding.)

    A couple of days ago I ran across a couple of single oil soaps I made 3 or so years ago. I had assumed I had tossed these two out. They are: 100% Castor oil soap with 0% SF, which is quite hard, and 100% Canola oil soap. I hand wash tested the Castor soap, but not the Canola yet.

    As usual, the first washing was disappointing, primarily related to the ash on the soap's surface. But the second washing was more pleasant. Although there are virtually no bubbles whatsoever, and no visible lather, the feel of what should be lather was slippery. After the first wash with ash-covered soap, the skin of my hands felt dry. But after the second washing with no ash on the soap, my skin felt normal again. It was how hard the soap is that was a surprise. So often soapmakers say, too much Castor oil will make your soap soft and sticky. This bar of soap is not in the least sticky nor soft.
     
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    Castor at just 5% ups bubbles but at 100% has no visible lather.... I guess this is a prime example of how castor oil sustains bubbles, but isn't bubbly in itself, yes @earlene?

    I have a high canola oil soap hidden away somewhere.. Haven't tried it. I'm curious to see how yours feels for you.

    Soapy thing: Given how my soap made with rice water is my hardest soap, considering neither lard nor the two butters amounts are not high at all, I decided to test my theory that the starches in that water contribute to a harder bar.

    I'll write about it more n put together a post after I've done some more testing, aside from today's.. I need to also test longevity, but my rice soap lasts longer than a lot of my other soaps so I need to confirm that.
     
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    Do you use water from rinsing the rice?
     
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    Yes, from the rinsing. But we soak the rice after all the dirt is off so it's one of the last rinses.

    The rice soap mentioned uses rice water total liquid replacement, rice puree and rice powder.
     
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    Thanks, Dawni! I’ll give it a try.
     
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    what ratio did you use if you don't mind me asking

    I made my very first all lavender--HP with goats milk. its still warm in the mold. it actually smells pretty good--I think I might have been bashing lavender without reason--will see when I cut
     
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    I made the Lovin Soap goat milk soap recipe....rose geranium and lavender..smells pretty nice! Made small stars for embeds also..
     
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    I have an Egyptian geranium that I want to try....after I make my batch of apricot freesia. I was going to mix the geranium with some lavender but I used it all. I read the geranium is better in the soap than OOB--I sure hope so
     
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    Well, I had a bunch of friends over and we made a basic soap recipe!

    Was a blast! Coffee, roses, tobacco flower, dirt, etc
     
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    Banging out soap for shows in late Oct. Mainly because I added a show that I had not planned on. So just to make sure that I am not out of most of the best sellers I have to get on it .

    It's an Apple Fest so obviously I need to do more of Apple Pie, Apple, and a few other Fall scents
     
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    Nothing soapy in way too long. Have my last show for the year next weekend. Need to make some sugar scrubs and bath bombs. I don't have a lot of soap left but will have to make due. It sold like gangbusters two weeks ago at a show. Made 10 x my booth fee for the weekend.
     
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    I'm curious: Do you use EO or FO for this soap?

    This is really intriguing! How long do you soak the rice? Is there a certain kind of rice you use?
     
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    :nodding::lol:
     
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    I used rose geranium essential oil..it does make its presence known in soap!
     
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    its not too bad but still not to sure I care for it :(
     
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    There are a lot of scents that everyone seems to love..and I dont care for them At All..litsea, lemongrass, rose geranium, ....citronella of course....they all remind me of bug spray of some kind..so each person has their own likes and such. I Love all the conifers, even the pine that smells like the lumber aisle at Home Depot.
     
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    SO super cool!!!
    Impressive work!

    Cut my drop swirl done with my FAVORITE scent...lingonberry spice (BB)

    I'm happy now. 15664931919858350866865389744777.jpg
     
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    very pretty indeed!!

    lime and coconut day here----I made a lime in a coconut milk soap and a rosemary, lime in coconut milk. they are tucked in to gel. I was goining to make a basil batch with lemon but cant find any lemon in town so I need to order
     
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