What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Oct 11, 2019 #13,681

    Zany_in_CO

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    TIP: You can also edit the quote... I usually copy a sentence, delete the rest of the quote, then paste the sentence between the brackets... just like the quote above. ;)
     
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    Happy to be an enabler. I mean, I will encourage you to make more. Because who doesn’t need more soap?!?! Right? Right? Right?

    Like, sometimes, I feel like I’m dealing soap with my friends. Today, I texted two friends and was like...

    Psst.

    Hey.

    Do you like soap?

    I have three types you might like... what do you want?

    I don’t give away super experimental soap. That’s just cray cray. Plus, someone might be allergic.

    Also gives me an excuse to make more.
     
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    I made some cloud embeds for a sky soap I'm hopefully making today. Just need my Brambleberry delivery to arrive! I guess I can paw through my micas again while I wait.
     
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    A blistery winter day here, so I would dearly love to be home making soap (and stuff).

    Last night I made two of the four planned sugar scrubs. Total lack of planning as I only had enough sugar for two batches. Tonight will be picking up more sugar to finish the scrubs, labeling said scrubs, and then packing for tomorrow's show. Maybe I'll make soap tonight if I don't dink around too much making scrubs like I did last night. Crossing my fingers that tomorrow's show will do well enough that I don't have to do any more shows until next Spring/Summer. I'll be happy enough if I move old stock so I can make all the new soap ideas dancing through my head.
     
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    Yes, dreams of soaping ideas instead of sugar plums dancing in our heads. lol
     
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    I do actually have some sugar plum soap here.
     
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    What is a sugar plum, anyway?
     
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    I have some as well. I really like the smell. Seems to hold well in soap too! :)
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_plum
    Mainly is said it refers to many different things. A small round or oval candy usually a sugar coated seed, nut, or spice. An English desert of sugar and spice coated baked plums. Two plant species one of which is persimmons and the other has dark purple, edible, sweet fruits.
     
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    I used up all of my master batched oils and lye today. I finally have a closing date and I am moving to my new house in a month. I didn't want to move oils and lye . So I made five batches of soap. All solid colors for simplicity. I used fragrances I'd never tried before. They ALL got really hot, and two have cracked which was a bit of a bummer but - I'm over it already. Also - I will never make so many batches in one day again. I now have a headache from smelling five different fragrances.:eek:
     
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    Decided to get rid of some pureed pumpkin that was taking up space in the freezer by making hot process pumpkin oatmeal soap. The puree was from pumpkins I grew a few years ago and because the puree was quite watery I used it as the liquid to mix with thy lye. I'll see what it looks like when I unmold and cut in the morning.
     
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    Do soaps with pumpkin puree, avocado puree, tomato and such last--as long as other soaps? Ive always wondered. I made cucumber puree soap and it was awful in about two months....so I am not a big adder of things like that out of fear.
     
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    Great, and I made a cucumber mint loaf on Thursday.

    Did you do cold or hot process?
     
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    Dont go by my experience! I did cp--and I used 100% puree of Persian cukes as the liquid. It didnt turn out in the long run as I had hoped but I am not experienced in using purees in soap. It is done all the time and folks rave about it so it must have some wonderful benefits but I didnt have much luck with mine. I also didnt like the yogurt soap I made and that is another fave that folks use all the time. Im sure yours will be fine!!
     
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    My SIL texted me some pics of the snow in SD. BRRRRR. I hope you’re staying warm!

    I have also been wondering the same ever since I made my carrot and cucumber soaps. I was going to share what I came up with here, but it’s too long, so I put it in a thread, here.
     
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    Mine hasn't held well at all.
     
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    I have some pumpkin puree soaps hanging around that are at least 4 years old that are just fine although the fragrance has faded. The same goes for some Avocado soaps and some carrot soaps. I am sure I can find others but these are some I can think of at the moment. If the puree is actual puree and not chunky it will act just like water.
     
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    My batch is about 10 weeks old so far, so might be a little young yet for me to determine longevity. I have found that the scent seems to have gotten stronger over the cure process so far. I am hopeful it remains for a few months. It isn't overwhelmingly strong, but very pleasant.
     
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    There is hope then, for us all!!! I had followed some recipes from "Cool Soapmaking" by Anne Watson and I didnt like what I had made..Im glad to hear that these are long lasting, the purees, or can be.
     
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    I wanted to make Oatmeal soap but it became herbal soap with Nettle and Horsetail ... and Rosemary, Lavender, Sage, Thyme and Cedarwood EOs. ohhhhhhh I am in love with that smell <3
     

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