What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Nov 16, 2019 #14,121

    Zany_in_CO

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    Here's the link to Sun Pure Botanicals on the Recommendations Forum
    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/sun-pure-botanicals.77180/

    :eek: YIKES! I mean about "tossing it". Just wait a year or so to see if it improves over time. Next time, if you want oats in your batch, try oat flour -- I use Bob's Red Mill -- get all the soothing power of oat meal without the scratchiness -- less mess after using it in the tub too. :thumbs:
     
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    have you ever had goats before?? they are so much fun--but once they find a way out you will be fetching them all the time :) . and no matter how many times I spent in the woods in the dark and high heat and humidity getting eaten alive by skeets while trying to throw a 100 pound kicking goat back over the fence---I still miss them :)

    Kari your soaps are so pretty--i esp love the green and gold and you are doing a good job on the sacks------but ya really need to pick up the pace--only one a day?:p hahaha--don't be so hard on yourself, it would probably take me a week to do one
     
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    So pretty!!!! Love the handmade holders!

    I’ll see your scratchy and raise you - used glass cutter soap.

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    If it wasn’t amazing soap, and some expensive ingredients I’m not sure... no, I’m super cheap, I’d still use it. It’s two, maybe three years old. No DOS on any of em
     
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    Nope! I've had horses, a milk cow, beef cattle, chickens, ducks, rabbits, geese, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, gerbils, ferrets, hamsters, snakes, geckos, red wigglers (worms/vermiculture), and a budgie. These are my first 3 goats. Thankfully, the only way any of them will ever weigh 100#, is if they decide to go swimming, and their wool soaks up a LOT of water. They're a Nigerian dwarf/angora cross, and I think, fully wooled-out, Kola (the aforementioned currently-fragrant buck) is fully grown, and weighs under 75#. He's only 28" tall, at the wethers, and can only *just* get his front hooves and nose to the top of his stall, to say, "HI!!", when we go into the barn. Marley, the doe, is only about 2/3 his size, and Calypso, their doeling, is only about 6months old. I just feel bad that I didn't already have the fences up, when we got them home. So hubs is taking them out on leads, to browse, and munch on leaves, while I string fence, lol. I noticed the folks we bought them from had a double thickness of fencing - but they were also raising quite a few sheep and about 25 Highlan' Coos (Highland cows), including some big bulls. But, yehhhhhhh, I've heard loads about their affinity for emulating Harry Houdini!

    Is it too late to rebatch it, & strain the oats out?
     
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    I will sell you mine at a good price :p
     
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    I’m still working on mine...:p
     
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    I made my first batch of soap in 6 months - and came back on the forum after at least 3 months. For the first time since I started soaping, I'm almost without soap! So, maybe it's okay that winter is back ;)
     
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    @Baqn please do update us on the salt bar, if you have time, after cure or whenever. It's all this discussion on Himalayan pink, so I'm curious. Great looking soaps by the way.

    @Kari Howie those looks great! The receivers of those soaps are really lucky.
     
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    I ordered some new FO's and mica's to round out my color pallet a little more. And I got in a simple wire soap cutter so hopefully, my bars won't look quite so mangled from now on lol. Gonna try and start on my challenge soap in the morning
     
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    @Kari Howie, all the soaps are very nice but the first two are beautiful!
     
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    Hi @Dawni . Thanks for nice words. I did second batch of Himalayan bars. I managed to cut them sooner than previous batch so they have even more clean edges. After a day or so first batch became rock solid, like a stone.
     
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    Thanks, @Sirtim!

    You are so sweet! Thanks!

    Thank you, Mobjack! Yep, I got three T/S molds. And yes I knitted the soap bags. I need to get faster at knitting them, though.

     
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    You're welcome :)

    Let us know too if they're scratchy or not, after some time hehehe

    Soapy thing:
    I mentioned I received my tall n skinny mold right? Well.. Haven't used it lol

    What I didn't mention is I also received a planer, and I just discovered that planing soap is therapeutic lol

    So much that I've sacrificed a couple of bars making multicolored shavings they will have to end up as confetti eventually.
     
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    @Dawni they are scratchy even now but that gives them authentic outlook. They look like real salt crystals. Next step is 100% salt but I want to check out first 50%. For the moment I don't feel any need to make 100% but we'll see. There is enough salt in 50% .
     
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    These soaps and sachets are just gorgeous!!!

    Hmm... That confetti soap could be a 'thing'! I don't know if you sell your soaps, but with cute packaging, you could plane any/all of your odd or broken pieces, and sell them as 'designer' bath gift items, solo, for stocking stuffers or tie-ons, or in variety packs, - or even as little bonus gifts, for orders over a certain amount...
     
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    Today I beveled the edges of my 2 day old castille bars. They're just for an experiment and don't need to look pretty, but I definitely needed the practice!
     
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    I’ve heard it said that if you can throw a bucket of water through your fence, it’s not goat proof.

    :)

    Thank you so much!
     
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    My pleasure!
    Today, I fed, watered, loved on, and walked the goats (the fencing still isn't done, lol), bought the tpost driver & clips, to attach the fence to the tposts.
     
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    if you are using field fence I recommend using tent stakes every couple of feet an tack the fence down to the ground, they will push on the bottom of it until they get thru. maybe you don't need a fence if you walk them every day hahaha. they sound like very lucky goats
     
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    LOL!! I hope they like living here, and I'm enjoying spoiling them:rolleyes:. They're already as much pets, as livestock - more, really. I've been thinking about the stakes, and the problem with them, is that we basically live on a rock, with few areas of actual soil. I'm not sure I'll be able to get any to go into the ground - but, I'm going to try, and I'm putting the paddocks in the areas of the best soil I can find anyway, so they should/will support the brush the goats will thrive on. If all else fails, I may have to line the outside bottom of the fences with cinder blocks. I dunno. :smallshrug:
     
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