Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Very pretty top! That scent sounds like my "style" - hopefully it doesn't discolor too much.
Aw, you got it BA-A-A-D, lady. And that's good!
So here’s my dreadfully discolouring FO (Blackcurrant Tea by Candle Science) used in my soap with bright violet mica. Just cut. It may discolour even more yet. It seems the mica was completely enveloped my the FO. However, the last pic is a bit of ungelled soap dough with an off cut of the gelled soap - I’m so glad I gelled coz that looks like calf poo!
I think the purple soaps look very pretty
I haven't posted any pics of my soaps because everything I made recently has all been one color soaps. I needed a confidence boost lol and my attempts at swirls had me frustrated. I did do a batch with little cactus embeds a few weeks ago that turned out pretty. Cut them thick so I didn't chop the cacti and they are going to need a few more weeks to cure I think. The embeds are CP and I had to wait days to get them out of the mold neatly.
They look cute @runnerchicki .
The purple looks better on screen than it does in real life. It's more of a blue-grey colour.
I'm going to make a soap with 10% castor, 45% OO, 45% lard and let it cure for 6 months to see what I get. I suppose it would be really creamy.
it will be interesting to see how much more it discolors. it is actually very pretty now, love your design
That is a beautiful soap! You certainly did a great job....looks like you've been doing it "forever"! Excited to see your next soap!
LOL! You make me laugh! I've never heard it put quite like that before, but it's true. Still, peppermint is such a nice scent for showering with!
Oh, I sympathize with you on the 200 and eleventy million soap dishes! Cleaning up is the worst for me too. I tried dousing everything with vinegar and cleaning up the next day. Everything was covered in a sticky slime....almost like peel off adhesive that is used to stick new credit cards onto the paper. Has that ever happened to you?
When I CP, which is rarely, I leave the dishes for weeks lol then it's easier to clean. HP dishes are a breeze hehehe
Absolutely no soapy thing done today pfft.
Thank you so much for the kind words.
No soaping, nothing, just work, work, work...
Life loses all purpose...
Did some "window shopping" though: overwhelming desire, in the basket, guilt, out the basket, overwhelming desire, in the basket, guilt, out the basket, overwhelming desire, in the ....
Not exactly soaping, I made a couple of after bath body sprays - one with pumpkin bourbon fragrance and one with African Musk fragrance. I also made some solid salt scrub bars. It was fun.
I've always thought it was ironic that I use soap to clean soap batter off the soapmaking equipment. The wand spray head in our sink is pretty powerful though and that really helps. I just blast everything off with hot water and give it a wipe down with a soapy rag that I suds up with a salt bar, that cuts through everything. Still doesn't change the fact that I'm cleaning off a gazillion things at the end of the night....
My partner's ex-MIL asked for a bunch of bars to hand out to the staff at the hospital so we packaged up a variety of bars last night for her to bring today. Hopefully the nurses like them!
I watched as my partner did a bunch of work on our website. Currently trying to figure out how to fix our site redirect. It is supposed to be set up to redirect from XXXXXsoapcompanyname.co to XXXXXXlocalareasoapcompany.co.....but so far we haven't been able to figure that out without crashing the whole site! So if there are any webpage code savvy people out there who want to volunteer their advice I'd love to send some soap your way!!!
That's the extent of my soaping last night. Going to do some research today on making body oils. We've developed a few mixes that are really nice but I want to look into stretching their shelf life out, suspect that we'll end up adding ROE to the bottles to help with that.
Have a happy soaping day friends!!!
That sounds delicious (pumpkin bourbon)! Bath body sprays are on our list of things to take a shot at, along with in-shower lotion bars, shampoo, conditioner, scrubs, bombs, and about a million other things....Its a pretty long list.
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Face wash using Isulex fantastic blend of surfacants with proteins and humectants ,
Headache help combination of essential oils with Fractioned Coconut oil .
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