What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Nov 11, 2019 #14,041

    KiwiMoose

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    Coffee Soap Success! But no swirl - like I said the base layer was pretty gosh-darned hard by the time I got the hanger in there. IMG_1546.jpeg
     
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    Rebatch into scrubby charcoal by adding in some coarse oatmeal and a healthy amount of charcoal. They are good sellers for me.
     
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    Not feeling particularly inspired to deal with soap lately (blaming my erratic life schedule and the universe that keeps kicking me when I'm down), so I went with instant gratification over the weekend and made five different shampoo bars. Syndets, people, calm yo'self down. Thoroughly enjoyed myself playing with my round press mold. Hubby figures between the soap and the shampoo bars we should be clean through the apocalypse. (He's not wrong.) Took some soap pictures.

    Later this week I might tackle the spin swirl challenge again, or maybe I'll keep it simple and do a couple single color soaps.
     
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    Your soaps are always so beautiful, I am in awe of your talent. But I'm curious, and forgive me if you've mentioned it elsewhere, why are you aiming for a "palm extreme" recipe?
     
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    Thank you. Persistence pays!

    As for the extreme bar, in part, I’m thinking about soap for my young nephews and nieces that won’t dissolve quite so quickly in the bath tub. In part, I just want to see how high I can go without getting soap on a stick or stearic spots :).
     
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    Made for an exciting evening watching, though! Who needs TV??
     
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    :smallshrug: Beats me! o_O
     
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    Ooo, I like those :thumbs:

    My palm soap is a pale version of itself, I hope... I used two different discoloring FOs with the hope of getting a dark tan/lt brown and a dark brown to go with the white batter and some divine smelling chunks of another soap that I wasn’t quite happy with. For that one I used a “natural” fragrance oil from WSP called Rice Milk & Cardamom. The discoloring FOs are a vanilla from BB and tropical spice from WSP. Does anyone know how long it takes for the high vanillin FOs to fully discolor?

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    [​IMG] Thanks to others, I got the cream color I wanted and the steps were easy Ford these honey yogurt oat soap for my sensitive people.
     
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    Right?!?!?! :lol:

    Currently, they are slowly morphing back to blue! The show isn’t over, and unfortunately I can’t binge watch the series. The drama is torturous.

    Those turned out great. My last coffee soap, I think I accidentally used garden dirt fo instead of coffee. Sooooo disappointing. My shampoo is dirt scented, I really love it, I know, I’m weird, but I just wanted a coffee scented bar. I so want to make some more again, but I just went on a soap making spree. Currently I am contemplating how often I should shower. After reading another soap makers blog, I added another couple bars of soap to my shower stall. Who needs to wait until one bar is done? Have twelve. Wash hands at every sink three times, because there’s three bars of soap. Nope. No ocd here....
     
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    I cut a loaf of coffee soap. I'm not liking how effective that coffee is at making me not smell the cocoa butter. I also wish I could have made a 750g batch.
     
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    I’m thinking of making a coffee soap for exfoliating. It’s for my daughter..she’s not a fan of coffee, but needs to exfoliate.. will a FO cover up the coffee smell or is the coffee that strong!?!?
     
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    Coffee is not strong at all.
     
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    You might use poppy seeds for exfoliation if your daughter dislikes coffee smell.
     
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    Didn’t even think about that! Awesome! Thanks!
     
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    Just got my brand spanking new soap mould in the post. That means I shall no longer make fractal soap.

    I also got a sandalwood FO in the post, and it's amazing stuff, I've never smelt anything so unlike sandalwood in my life, there is absolutely no resemblance whatsoever. So, my next batch may end up being called "Scents of The Taj Mahal Exotic Industrial Cleaning Product". I'm toying with several titles...
     
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    Hahaha... That bad? Lols

    Planning to make soap. I've said it before and apparently it counts, whether soap actually gets made or not haha
     
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    I do the very same thing! Maybe Soapmaking attracts OCDers!
     
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    What's wrong with that???????? Doesn't everyone?
     
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    I am done soaping for the year. I was able to get a batch of Dragon's Blood, (still low for the season but it will have to do), Straight Patchouli, Patchouli & Vanilla, Vanilla & Lavender, Just Oatmeal (plain oatmeal batch), Peppermint Bliss and Pumpkin Delight. I was busy yesterday. I might pour 1 more today, but I need to get some hats made for the market tomorrow. A couple of my Peppermint Bliss I poured last night. Not done for the year I am going to pour 1 more batch of DB and a batch of Osmanthus per a recommendation from Dibbles I think. If not I apologize to who mentioned this fo.
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