What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Oct 19, 2019 #13,781

    Mistrael

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    I watched Future Primitive vids on YouTube after the mention here, too...

    And I played with SoapCalc while contemplating future soaps and looking through my soap books...

    And then I lost all my willpower and washed my face with my castile even though it's only a month old. (I think castile might become my go-to facial bar, but I'm not sure yet.)
     
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    We call it “clogging” in Virginia.
     
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    Did you put this on a heat mat?
     
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    TIP: The next time that happens, set the timer for 5 minutes and walk away. When you come back, the batch will be going into gel and it's easy to stir and mold up. ;)
     
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    I dont really have to hide it. He just looks at me funny and Its like it breaks me out of my denial about how much soaping supplies I buy :cool:

    I made foaming sugar scrubs tonight. One of the things I bought was Jojoba beads and I wanted to see how they would work in the scrub. The answer is, very well and Ill be buying bigger bottles of the beads next time.
     
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    Hello Sir,
    I made a nice oat milk soap a while back with ground oatmeal and flaxseed - that was quite yum! Scented with oatmeal, milk and honey :)
     
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    I have been soaping for just on 4 years. Today I made a salt mix experimenting with indigo and an in the pot swirl and I forgot the FO. So disappointing.
     
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    In that case, Madam Kiwimoose. would you be willing to share your recipe?
     
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    Happy Soaping Birthday PJ!
     
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    Did you use equal parts? Sounds fabulous! Looks great!
     
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    Five minutes is not set in stone. Some times it will take longer. Just check on it periodically until it has gone into gel stir quickly and pour quickly. You will not have much pour time. I almost always finds it takes 15 min or so to go into a full gel but I soap around 90-100ºF to start with, so that is going to make a difference. If you started the batch soaping warmer gel will start sooner.
     
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    Good Post.gif I rarely soap cool and rarely take water discounts.
     
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    Today I spent the entire day shrink wrapping soap (I left an opening to breathe) while binge watching Future Primitive Soap on Youtube. She is a HOOT! And lovely soaps too. I feel inspired, but there will be no soap making for a while. Reason 1) as I took inventory while wrapping soap and looking at what still has to cure for a couple more weeks before wrapping, I realized just how many bars I have. Yikes. I will be increasing the number of bars per gift at Christmas lol. Reason 2) Tomorrow I will be packing up my equipment and supplies because looking at them is too depressing when I can't make anything. They need to be boxed to move anyway.

    That was my soapy day besides using a salt bar that I made a couple months ago (great for shaving legs!). I know it will improve with a longer cure - but I have a LOT of bars to use and I might as well get started. :shower: :tub:
     
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    I haven't made soap in over a year, so to make up for it yesterday I made laundry soap (DeeAnna's method), liquid Castile soap (Irish Lass's method) and some soap using up random bits of oils that were cluttering up the cupboard.
     
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    Today I cut my largest lavander batch to date.

    45 pounds.

    It make about 135 150 gram bars.

    It gelled nicely but had a bit of soda ash, though it is not lye heavy.

    Any ideas on why it would have soda ashed? I use wood molds and my mix is 40% palm, 20% coconut, 20% olive, 10% rice bran, 10% mid oleic sunflower.
     
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    Hiya Matt!
    TIP: You'll get more responses if you post this question in a new thread. ;)
     
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    Nothing, absolutely nothing.

    Just a legal translation about a cable company merger and look lovingly at my soaps curing on the shelf.

    And make soapy plans; many, many plans...
     
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    I stalked the soap forum......switched around the cooling/airflow in the curing bedroom...stared at my soaps..wished I had more....need to make more.
     
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    Today I made a new batch, hopefully successfully, fingers crossed. Drop and chopstick swirl, in Bourbon scented fragrance oil. Titanium dioxide base with Gold and Burgundy mica colours. Zero accelleration of the batter and the swirls dropped in well, textured the top and I'm on the edge of my seat to cut it. Like a child at Christmas. Fingers crossed it'll look half decent this time.
     
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    We want photos, we want photos! :D
     
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