Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Thank you so much Marilyn!!!
That sounds DIVINE!!! Please post pics when you cut...
I use FO, so I don't have a ratio. I'm a huge fan of the BBW scent and while Nature's Garden isn't spot on with their version, I actually prefer it to the original. I just finished up the 8oz bottle I bought around a year ago. Well worth it!! Everyone adores it.
I ordered some oils but I want to play around with OO Vs Pommace. I want to know if I can tell the difference with the two.
The only soapy thing I did today was give my batch of cream soap a whip. It has to rot another week minimum
Lovely soap but ohhh I love Lingonberries. On Rice Pudding if at all possible
Can you post what you find out?
I have never tried them...but that scent is SO amazing!
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I've been sick for a week, but finally managed to make my custom orders last night. One batch of shampoo bars and a batch of sugar scrub. I also ordered SCI and SCS noodles to try making pressed shampoo bars and start testing out a few recipes. I have a friend who has a 3D printer so she is going to print me a 3 pc mold for them if I get a recipe I like. For testing I will be using a pvc end cap, plug and my husband's arbor press, lol.
Hoping I am feeling up to doing some soap things over the weekend. It's supposed to be relatively cool weather, so the dungeon should be good working temps for me. At the very least maybe I could get my dishes done...
I would like to do:
MB lye (without silk for vegan soap experiments)
Test batch 1 of vegan soap experiments: sub palm in place of tallow in my regular recipe
Test batch 2: sub Dixiedragon's* lard replacement in place of tallow in my regular recipe
Test batch 3: sub IL's* palm replacement in the lard replacement in place of tallow in my regular recipe
*I'm not sure I have these ladies credited with the correct recipes, I'm working off memory today and not on all cylinders. My apologies if I have anyone confused.*
What I would like is to have a vegan recipe that is similar to my current recipe, and performs the same. I have some customers that don't care if the soap is vegan or not, so I would like to have the soap perform the same for them regardless. So I'm going to do a couple of small test batches to use up some sample FO's that I have, and then I'll compare them after a regular cure, at 6 months, and hopefully again at 9 months. I'll also put them through my usual "questionable storage" conditions to see if they develop DOS or not.
Other randomness that needs to be done:
I would like to get a batch of donut bubble bars done, as well as a batch of pineapple ones. I have a show the end of September, so curious to see if novelty shaped bubble bars will sell better than my scoops. I also need to organize my thoughts a bit on creating gift baskets with existing stock (or using existing stock and making one or two items to round it out).
Oh, and I need to make a batch of cupcakes for my Dec club, and restock Nag Champa.
Only if I can get my mitts on a decent OO. Costco is an absolute pain to deal with.
Glad you're feeling better @amd
I soak for about an hour... I want to try when it's soaked for much longer if it makes any difference but I keep forgetting, and we need to cook n eat the rice lol
I use what I have on hand. I don't know which kind we usually have but it's plain white, short and semi-fat grains lol. I've used purple rice once but didn't notice any difference in hardness, lather nor color.
No soapy thing done today other than inspect the curing soaps.
And oh, ordered more EOs and more castor and sweet almond oils. Those are the only two I don't get in the supermarket.
I made my first goat's milk soap today. I did not scent or colour it just to see and smell it in its natural state. It behaved well. I poured it into individual rectangular molds.
Nephew has a hobby farm with a few goats. I see more goat's milk soap in my future!
His dad is a hobby bee keeper - I see beeswax and honey soaps in my future too...
I decided to experiment a little today with a new recipe that included oils I had not used yet. I also added some peppermint with a little Litsea and made an attempt at an ombre/gradient green. I am curious to see how it cuts tomorrow.
I am going to attempt to make soap tonight. Ive got a stool pulled up to my work table and everything positioned in reach. I am hoping my back holds up for at least an hour. Wish me luck
Good luck! Be safe
good luck--take care of yourself. feel better quick
Well I did it but im not happy with it. Colors didnt turn out as planned and not sure they match the scent. I def. Dont like the top but Ill have to wait and what tomorrow brings when I cut it.
Today I am going to bang out 8 Batches, hopefully this morning so I can unmold tomorrow and bang out another 8 batches.
I have 3 Big shows. Labor Day weekend 4 day show (soaps all packed up to go), Another the end of this month (new show for me and I am told it is a BIG 1 day show-pray it is great weather), and last is Apple Fest at the end of Oct (this is what I am banging out extra for in case I run out of the big sellers at the other 2 shows - you know all the Apple scents)
Then maybe get Healing Salve made, got Herbs wilting now
Thanks for the information, @Dawni. I think I'm going to try it!
you are feeling energetic? I am impressed.
have a wedding reception today so the only soapy thing I have done is cut my batches from yesterday and do the soapy dishes.
Hate those.. The CP ones. HP ones are a walk in the park lol
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