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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Now THAT will be a divine soap to use. So pretty and I bet the scent is magical!
Lined 4 soap molds.
Put away clean soap dishes.
Measured out oils for vegan test batches.
Made first vegan test batch. I did not get around to MB lye for vegan test batches, so I used fresh. Soap went beautifully so now I am rethinking the whole MB lye thing. Might just be better for my recipe (it moves very fast) to use fresh lye and be able to do the designs I want. It has been a year or more since I made the switch to MB lye, and I feel I've done nothing but struggle with even simple ITPS or hanger swirls. Might still do some MB lye for layered soaps and cupcakes (things that take more time anyways), but I'm going to try a few more batches with fresh lye again. [just thinking outloud a bit here, sorry]
So cute .
Cut some soap which was either too soft or maybe just too full of air bubbles, it broke apart. Kneaded some of it into an ugly but usable shape.
Ordered silicone soap moulds! One for a small loaf, makes 4-5 bars or so, and one ”tall and skinny”. I’m looking forward to not lining molds so much! Not because it’s so much work, but because I always end up with rounded corners and wrinkly sides.
Made my seventh batch of soap, been doing one a day since I got all of my supplies in. Tonight was a coffee soap. Lye and coffee solution temp never went over 127F, but it still smells yuck. Soap smells fantastic though. Per pound of oil I put in two tsp of coffee seed oil and then another 14 grams of non-discoloring vanilla FO. Total weight of the batch is three pounds.
Unmolded yesterday's batch which was a sensitive skin formula I put together from a few different recipes online that pretty much overlapped.
Cut Sunday's batch which is my My Cousin Vinny and Sal recipe, but with cocoa butter in place of sal butter so I can compare the two side-by-side.
Now I think tomorrow will be a nice little charcoal and salt bar.
I made two batches yesterday and used every jug and container I own and can't make soap again until they are all washed! Wish I was a clean and tidy soaper.
Do they post to Oz ? Can you send me the link and I'll have a look, not sure of the difference with NZ and Oz dollar.
I think one NZ dollar is about AU93c - ish?
I tried to give a natural smell to my soap using dry lemon zest (added at the trace). I obtained a faint smell, which was not the outcome I was looking for, but all in all, it turned out fine. Next time I will add it to the oils to see if it will be more fragrant.
Was that the only 'fragrance' you used? They look great - love the moulds.
Thanks!! Yes, I dont like adding essential oils, idk why. And the credit for the mold goes to mcvities digestive, I just love them.
Me too - but I prefer the plain ones (no chocolate) sandwiched together with butter. Nom nom. For our American friends - these taste a bit like Graham crackers.
Do the biscuits come in a shaped plastic mould? It's been a while since I bought those - we have to get them from the international aisle here in NZ supermarkets.
Yes, they come with a plastic mold. I dont know if you can find the same ones, but in Turkey it is sold like that, in total 9 biscuits, and the plastic mold has 3 pieces that holds 3 biscuits each. Idk if I explained it well, my english seems to struggle describing the plastic. But it is a cheaper alternative, for sure. And its shape is lovely. ❤
Very nice, unfortunately, the scent won't last regardless of when added.
Bali inspired beautiful!
Really? Not even if I increased the amount or added the fresh ones?
I bought enough- 20 tubs, 8 mold, 18 spatulas etc so I don't have to do dishes
I have a 4 day show this weekend, so I have been getting everything ready
Nope, not likely. Doesn't survive the lye monster. Especially after a proper cure.
I have be acquiring enough pails and spatulas etc but I need to get a couple more molds so I can make more with out waiting. the thought of having more dishes at one time isn't a good one though
Had the same thought of getting more molds just today lol
I have no problem with the dishes though, one of the perks of HP lol
No soapy thing today though.. Sigh.
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