What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Dec 1, 2019 #14,321

    KiwiMoose

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    Herbal Seas? Herbal Citrus?

    I ordered all my ingredients to make Syndet Shampoo Bars!!!! Guess what I'll be making this week?
     
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    Looking forward to this :)

    I finally got around to tidying up what was supposed to be my challenge entry. This was my second attempt. My first is somewhere in this thread a few pages back.

    Needless to say it didn't go as planned lol and even as regular sized bars they were all wonky so I halved them. They're still all different sizes but they'll do.. Maybe to my aunts for valentines lol
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    It’s mostly water and sugar, so you should end up with nice bubbly soap.

    Sounds good to me!
     
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    I was thinking something with Seas in it too but I suck at naming soaps :) I am really becoming a fan of Basil in soap--I just shrunkwrapped a Grapefruit/Basil that smells awesome,
    you will love making the syndet bars--I just made 3 batches yesterday using EOs that are supposed to be good for the scalp (my scalp hasn't cleared up totally but the shampoo bars have helped, but they helped even with an FO--so hopefully the EOs make them a little better even with a wash off)
     
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    I've rested on my shaving-soap-tycoon laurels long enough. It's time to get back to basics.

    Today, goat milk CP soap with a soupçon of mandarin and something spicy. Be ready for 2020.
     
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    Rosemary?
     
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    I use Rosemary/Spearmint, Lavender/Lemon and I made a Tea Tree/Lavender and a Eucalyptus/Spearmint/Peppermint yesterday. I tried the Tea Tree/Lavender yesterday and really liked it
     
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    @bookreader451 @KiwiSoap I opined above that aloe juice is mostly water and sugar, which was based on an analysis I found in a food database or a research paper. This afternoon I looked at the container I have in the frig, which lists nothing nutritive other than salt. So scratch the sugar for the bottled stuff from Walmart.

    My soaps for the day were supposed to be blue, but seem to be green. Two different blue micas both went green (Nurture Sky Blue and Baby Blue; I decided this color shift may have been due to an FO that discolored a bit on the yellow side). A third one (Nurture Klein Blue) stayed blue, but I forgot to add it to the slab mold o_O. I used 37% lye concentration and wonder if it’s a pH effect and they just need time. I also went all out to make the tops pop. Did I overdo it in the slab mold?

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    Not at all - no such thing as overdone in my book. They look fab.
    I always use my own aloe puree - made from whizzed up and strained peeled aloe ( previously from my friend's garden, but now growing in my own garden thanks to her giving me three generous pups - more like full sized dogs!)
     
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    Thanks @KiwiMoose I actually intended to do a blue on blue swirl. o_O Then friends came over and wanted to watch me make soap. o_O While we were chatting, my nice thin batter started to set up and wouldn’t swirl. o_O I had to do something to impress them, so Plan B was splattering the leftover mica on top and swirling. They seemed to like it :p

    When one of my other friends was here to pick up soap the other day, she asked for some “pretty” soap. I know she likes my soap, but apparently she doesn’t think any of what I had out was pretty enough for her niece. o_O So now I need to learn how to make purty soap :p
     
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    Egads! (shakes head)
     
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    Gutsy gal!
    Ask her what she means. She's probably thinking of old lady soap, the intricate molded stuff that sits in a bowl collecting dust because everyone knows its FOR DISPLAY only :rolleyes:
     
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    No. It is lovely and very sophisticated IMHO. Now I can put that on my list of "wanna dos" in the future. I love them both.
     
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    I love a swirled top and I don't think you overdid it at all.

    I can relate to the color morphing. Every time I use a green I freak until after it gels. I did a dark navy Saturday and it was fugly gray until 2 days later.

    And since I left work early today because of snow I made soap!
     
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    Finally made some soap! Bottom 1/4 with ground coffee; middle 1/2 with honey/oat confetti; top 1/4 unscented with TD for foam. FO is Mocha Coffee from NF with some Chocolate FO from NDA added...I don't love this fragrance, so what do I do? Make a whoooole loaf with it.
    Also, New Year's resolution....every 2nd batch of soap must have confetti. I used my largest batch of confetti in this one, but I have *at least* 20 baggies of confetti. At least.
     
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    Thanks @Quilter99755 and @bookreader451

    I doubt the soap with the baby blue mica and the discoloring FO is going to turn blue, but we’ll see. The best performer of the three blue micas was the Klein Blue. It made a perfect cool sky blue at ~1/2 tsp ppo and without any FO added.
     
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    Pretty! Your top definitely pops! :dance:
     
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    Top of the Pops
     
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    Packaged some soap :D
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