Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Here it is in the mould. Sorry for the rubbish picture
The photo's fine, and the soap looks brilliant!
Thank you so much. If the swirls inside turn out OK I'm gonna be over the Moon.
Excited to see that. The top looks great
Tested a salt bar crumb lol
And "window shopped" for calendula n lavender flowers coz I'm running low and for packaging materials to see what options I have.
You did it! Congratulations!
Thank you very much.
I do a lot of 'window shopping' of an evening. Putting things in my cart. Then going back the next day and taking them out because I think I should use up the stuff I have before ordering any more...
I made HP pomegranate orange cider. I used cider in the soap.
Ordered palm and coconut oils that were on sale at WSP.
I’ve been making soaps for about 6 months now. I love it and love using my soaps! I tried my hand at infusing oils. I made a Chamomile and Lavender “almost” Castile soap. With chamomile infused olive and coconut oils and a wee bit of castor oil and lavender EO. Will it really take 2 months to cure?
I made my daughter some Shea butter soap with peppermint EO upon request. I can’t wait till it cures and only cause I’m worried it’s going to tingle the skin when washing. I’m actually obsessing about it. When I put a few drops in my vinegar hair rinse my scalp tingles quite a bit... so now I’m worried. Lol... the things that go trough my head!!!
peppermint tingles the nethers makes for a fun morning shower.
started off cleaning up my soapy mess that decided to spread (and it wasn't even dishes). felt pretty good about getting things put away so I pulled out my stuff for lotion bars and made a couple different scents (and put stuff away) then took care of the solid bubble bars I have been busy making--2 batches are too wet still and crumbly, once they dry would it be ok too just crumble and package to gift? and finally decided it was time to make a batch of soap-made a batch of Bite Me then I felted a couple more bars
Made forty 4.5 oz bars of soap today. Trinity, plus shea, castor and bees. Eucalyptus. Tried some titanium dioxide too!
What a great idea Zany! Thank you so much for the tip....and it likely WILL happen again, as i still have nearly full bottles of the E.O.'s and F.O.'s I used for this batch. So this is definitely a "gem" to remember for next time! Thanks again!
I will post some pics soon!
Ok It couldn’t wait much longer and have cut my first drop swirl soap there is a picture further up the thread showing it in the mould. Here is the full reveal. I know to a lot of experienced soapers it may be old hat but I am delighted with it for a first successful soap. I want to thank all the lovely members who helped me to get to here you are all great and very much appreciated
I can't remember what was on my to do list for last week, so I can't report back if I accomplished it or not. Yes, I could go back through the posts and look but it's much less work to assume that I DID finish that list and move on to this week.
Third time's the charm for the mini drop swirl challenge.
One fudge brownie soap
and a partridge in a pear tree.
In all seriousness, if I get those two soaps made I'll be good for the week. But first... dishes. And impatiently checking the shampoo bars that I made last night. It's ridiculous that I can wait 4-6 weeks for soap with no problem, but 7 days for shampoo bars to dry out is about killing me! I find excuses just to go to the basement so I can stop and fondle them. I'm 100% certain that it's more to do with how professional they look from being pressed rather than glopped into a cavity mold.
Despite murmurings on another thread that i would be doing a fancy swirl, I took the easier route of trying out out my new Black Currant Tea fragrance from Candle Science. Gosh it smells good! Unfortunately it does discolour though, so fingers crossed on this puppy - coloured with purple mica, TD and FO added in half, then the other half with May Chang and TD. Poured half the purple on the bottom, ITP swirl of both for the centre, and then poured the white on top. I so wish yummy fragrances didn't discolour.
You crack me up!
I totally get that. I could make brown soap for the next year.
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