What soapy thing have you done today?

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Good luck! Be safe :)
     
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    good luck--take care of yourself. feel better quick
     
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    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. :confused:
     
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    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
     
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    Thanks for the information, @Dawni. I think I'm going to try it!
     
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    you are feeling energetic? I am impressed.
     
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    have a wedding reception today so the only soapy thing I have done is cut my batches from yesterday and do the soapy dishes.
     
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    Hate those.. The CP ones. HP ones are a walk in the park lol
     
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    Beeyooteeful!
     
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    I'll be making two batches of soap today... Java Jumpstart (a coffee and spice soap) and Beer Soap, the beginning of the making for my fall and winter markets. My usual market won't be back up and running until the end of September because the roads will be closed. They're installing a new (much needed) water system in that area of town.
     
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    I cut my hombre green peppermint soap from yesterday. It was a little thicker than I would have liked for the pour so my layers are pretty obvious, but I still like it. It did get a partial gel on about half of the bars. They are just for my own use though so not a big deal. My house smells nice and pepperminty today.
     

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    very pretty :)
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Pretty! I'm scared of trying an ombre... Those smooth ones some manage to make coz I have a feeling it's a lot to do with how you gradually increase your colorant.. I'm afraid it'll take me forever to do so many "layers" and it'll thicken up. This lady makes it look so easy haha
     
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    That was the exact video I used for inspiration! lol My soap was thickening up a lot faster than I expected so I needed to work faster than I would have liked. For some reason, the inner bars that got the partial gel are far less obvious with the layers...but the circle in the center kind of ruins it for me. I think I will definitely give it another go. I want to achieve the skill of that soap maker in the video....just beautiful! I might wait on attempt 2 until the heat of summer is over as i am finding that I have less time to work with the soap batter than I did in the spring when it was cooler. For now I will just keep things very simple!
     
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    I need to organize my piping tips, etc. that I got this week (I don't want to start piping on my soaps until that's done)...but I'm probably going to just make another soap or do more research into what I need to do to start a business off "right" for my area!
     
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    Not really haha I just HAVE to so I have stock for the last show.
    Then I won't be soaping till Jan/Feb 2020
     
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