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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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
One down (beer soap made), one to go... after I do the soap dishes from round one.
Lovely shades of green! Love them!
I made a 500 g batch with a new-to-me FO (Sandalwood from Swedish company Tvålköket) and an in-the-pot swirl with two shades of violet and a little white. Poured into a pipe mold. It seems that sandalwood FO sometimes discolors, so I wonder if there’ll be any swirl left? Looking forward to unmolding it very much.
Thank you Kari!! I am happy with it overall, but I don't think I used enough white. Although the white discolors with the FO so maybe it is ok. But it smells DIVINE!!!!
Maybe making soap will help you heal faster! I hope so.
I just made a batch of soap with apple pie FO and used the heat transfer method for the first time. Pretty cool way of doing things. Hopefully it turns out ok. It seemed like I had a bit more time than I normally do, but I am uncertain about if the palm oil was heated enough. I use the no stir PO and I have found out, for me at least, that if it isn't heated COMPLETELY AND WELL, then it starts to do weird things to my batter. Had some issues with that once so I am assuming it was the PO, so we will see what happens when I cut it. Not too much going on this week because we are bringing our son to college for move in on thursday. So my brain is preoccupied. Even soaping doesn't break the brain fog well. Oh well. Maybe ONE more batch this week...
Pretty, pretty, pretty. Very nice color gradient.
I just got back from Bali yesterday, and was inspired to make some soap today. I used my new 'freshly picked and pureed' aloe out of the freezer, and pineapple and mango FO. Smells just like the fresh juices we had in Bali. Might go back to bed now - still a bit jet lagged.
Good to have you back!
Made some foaming liquid soap today. I found a frozen bag of soap paste I stuck in a freeze two years ago before we moved. I think they turned out good for being forgotten about.
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