What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Sep 8, 2019 #13,221

    smoothOlive2019

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    Oh wow! Thanks for letting me know. I’m new to this forum and haven’t quite got it down yet.
    I appreciate you letting me know about Ruthie.
     
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    I can only hope you are making liquid soap and not bar soap with your KOH

    I have a disclosure on my labels to not use light-colored washcloths with handmade soaps. Especially dark soaps. With charcoal soaps, I warn customers to not use a $20 white washcloth.
     
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    Aw .. I'm sorry you had a bad day.:(
     
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    thanks-that's a good idea!!
     
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    Sorry to hear your day went crappily...it happens with markets sometimes.
     
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    Today I tried my hand at my first salt bar and messed up completely!

    So I poured it, was super happy that it perfectly filled my mould, then I realised something disastrous!

    I was keeping back some of my uncoloured batter to do a bit of a cloud-like swirl on top aaaand I forgot to put salt in that one.

    So I have a layer of salt soap, then normal cp

    I've chucked it in the freezer to try and firm up the top a bit, for all the good it will do but have no idea how to proceed :rolleyes:
     
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    I made a 1 kg batch of charcoal soap using Zany's No Slime Castile recipe, a restock. Now, I'm waiting for Costco to open so I can exchange a couple of items.
     
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    Measured my soap oils only to find that I forgot to get more avocado oil. That oil is expensive if I can't get to a Walmart or at least PA.
     
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    well, I do run through liquid paste more than the NaOH hard soap.

    I'm almost out of dish soap, and I need to wash the dog....
     
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    This is my cut from my loaf I posted the other day. I have been wanting to do something like this for a while. I'm very pleased with it. 15679857345266908166025253881596.jpg
     
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    that is really pretty cool--good job
     
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    Thanks Marilyn!!! I was pretty happy with the outcome.
    :dance:
     
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    I *think* I made the soap I will be entering in this month’s challenge. Now it needs time to dry before I can clean up the bars for their glamour shots :).

    There’s still time to sign up for the challenge if you haven’t already!

    Nice job! Very bright and cheery.

    From everything I’ve read, cutting it could be a challenge. If I was in your situation, I think I would try a serrated knife or a hacksaw (honestly, I would) for the salted part and then finish off the cut with a soap cutter or a regular knife. Good luck!
     
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    The first two for sure! I live 7 minutes (5 if I don't hit the red light) from the office, and no one really cares if I sneak back 5 minutes late. Some days my lunch hour is the only time I get things done - I picked up another part time job in the evenings, so I don't get home until after 9 most nights - so I put my hustle on!

    ETA: What I did this weekend: I had big plans as it was one of the rare weekends where I didn't have to work Friday/Saturday/Sunday at the restaurant. I accomplished about 1/4 of the list and made a big mess in the soap dungeon while doing it. So I made 3 batches of mechanics scrub, packaged and labeled 40 bars, reorganized the making table (again) to see if I could get the camera tripod off the table. I think I got it figured out, but it took away some storage space under the table as I had to move the dehumidifier under it, so now I have a stack of totes that need a new home. I MB 48lbs of oil. Ran my monthly delivery to the town 40 miles over. Printed out the next five CM recipes.

    This week I need to tackle sugar scrubs and lip balms. On the plus side, weather will be chilly and rainy which will make for nice temps in the soap dungeon.
     
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    I made my first ever Taiwan Swirl today. I don't have squeeze bottles, so had to pour my batter, which was thicker than I wanted. All in all, it's not too bad for a first attempt. I see another attempt in my near future.
     
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    That’s so cool! I love it!

    Saturday my hubby and I went to a local, minor league kind of horse show to sell my soaps. We only stayed for two hours because it was blazing hot. I only sold $46 worth of soap, but, as a horse lover, it was worth it to relive the days when my baby girl (23-year old) used to ride her horse at these shows. However, I’m going to try to pick a Class C (higher level) show for next time and hope the people there have more $ to spend.
     
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    Today i received my fo from NG
    I am so excited
     
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    Holy cow you are SO busy!!!! How do you manage??
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    Oh yay!!!! I have been wanting to attempt that too! Can you post pictures?

    Thanks Kari!!! I am so happy with it and it smells DIVINE ! It is Energy FO from BB....I highly recommend.
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    What did you get?

    Wow that's awesome!! Did you have to set something up with the show people to do that or just kind of wing it?
     
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    I am actually making soap today. I am trying out Red Ginger and Saffron from CandleScience, a batch of Tobacco and Amber from WSP and not sure on #3. I have 10 lbs of new fragrances to try out and not sure which one to use. Tobacco and Amber is a necessary restock. I also need to get at least 20 lbs of DB made soon. The weather has just been too hot to soap.

    I am out of masterbatch NaOH and I forget how long it takes to cool down lye solution and gather up all my additives. I am testing out using tetrasodium EDTA (which I have used for several years) along with Sodium Gluconate. Where my daughter live she has extremely hard well water so I want to see how to chelators work.
     
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    I came home early and ate most of a pint of ice cream while watching soap videos on YouTube. Yes, it was a crappy day at work, how did you guess?o_O
     

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