What soapy thing have you done today?

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    sirtim100

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    "Rebatched" some shaving soap that didn't reach my stringent QA requirements (i.e. it didn't smell enough). Bought some more stearic acid, some lanolin and other bits and bobs for my next experiment, and tonight I might just buy a crockpot that's going cheap in Mediamarkt (29.90€). Got a small one but it's all about bigger, bigger, bigger.

    This soaping "hobby" is getting a bit out of control...

    @Dawni, like the soap, and the packaging
     
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    Lol it's never going to get back n control I think :p

    Thank you.. I figured it would be nice to have the tops showing of the bars that aren't plain, like the one I showed in the other thread. But like that one, the paper is recycled, the jute is biodegradable and even the ink is :)
     
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    Bought the crock pot, now it's self-flagellation for at least two days ("Why oh why do I buy these things? Think of the bills, think of the bills!"). Just to help me really wallow in those guilt feelings, I also bought a small bottle of rosemary EO (for testing, but "oh dear oh dear what have you done?") and some almond oil (good price, but "oh you spendthrift fool, you'll have no money soon and you'll end up eating the soap").

     
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    Love your packaging, Dawni. It's cold up here in the North country so all of my recycled paper gets used up for fire starter these days. I have lots and lots of fabric scraps but it is very hard to write on them...especially the print fabric. But love the jute. I could use the selvedge edges that I cut off my fabric instead. I'll have to think about that some more. I definitely have to start with colors in my soaps...they are truly boring compared to yours.
     
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    I dreamt about shampoo bars last night. It’s all the research I’ve been doing and finally ordered the other day.
     
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    Twins indeed!
     
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    That is so exciting! That’s next on my list of new endeavors.

    Over do? Heck no! They look great.

    :rolling:
     
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    Hey, have we seen that soap? I don’t recognize it :)
     
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    I think so? Lol

    It's one of my fails for the October challenge. I posted there the newly cut soap. I cleaned them off and they're quite nice a couple of cms underneath.

    The color is inspired by a rice cake called bibingka that people make n sell on the road side usually after simbang gabi. It's based off my extra rice recipe and I know it'll feel good, even if it looks like a kid's abstract art lol

    Here's are the two I didn't like enough to gift/sell still unwrapped. I always keep two bars for myself from each batch hehe
     

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    Nice! Is that sandalwood powder for the red?
     
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    I did it! Made shampoo bars! I tested one this morning though and I think the recipe needs tweaking - nowhere near as much lather as the Lush ones. It took about five circles round my head to get it lathered, instead of the Lush which take one or two.
    IMG_1627.jpeg IMG_1628.jpeg
     
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    It looks red? It's actually cocoa powder and a brown that got too dark. The yellow is annatto.

    Looks great! Did you use mica for the color?
     
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    Yes - it's a dark blue/green. Didn't use too much.
     
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    I embedded CP in MP yesterday. I had the prettiest soap curls from planing the soap I made last weekend and I just had to use them for something.
     
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    Oooh! Pictures please!
     
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    What did you scent it with? I use a blue green with just a smidge of black for my rosemary bars
     
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    Made another test batch of Songwind's recipe with a small tweak, brought on by a shortage of stearic acid. To make 8 oz with the 3.5 oz SA I had, I added some tallow. The end result was (in oz):

    3.5 stearic acid
    3.5 CO
    1 tallow
    3 water
    1.7 KOH

    The justification for the change, apart from the shortage, was to try a shaving soap with tallow. I added 1.5 tablespoon of glycerine and a 0.25 oz blend of lavender, rosemary, bergamot and peppermint as per the recipe. Followed DeeAnna's process from start to finish, and the end result looks (and smells) good. It's now in a Pringles mini container (ate the Pringles in the interests of science and furthering human knowledge), and that's it.

    Happy soaping, everyone
     
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    Please tell me you lined the pringles can!
    Like for real, on my reddit group someone posted a huge ranty "warning" about the pringles can haveing metal inside of it and how the lye reacts with said metal blah blah blah,..... and all i could do was reply with ‍♀️
     
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    I don't normally use Pringles per se, but a generic brand that has the same container format. According to the manufacturer the interior is lined first with a plastic coating before the layer of aluminium, so that convinced me to try using one without lining. Several attempts later I'm still alive and have not lost my sight from phosgene gas or whatever horror lye produces in reaction with aluminium.

    Having said that, this little packet of "authentic" Pringles I just used didn't look very "plastified" and so I put in some lining. Just in case.

    I have seen some people giving dire warnings about the hazards of Pringles cans, but many others also comment that there is a plastic lining to protect the foodstuff from contact with the metal, and I'm inclined to believe the latter group. At the same time, I've always used this generic brand of Pringles (50 cents cheaper, and basically identical), and as I said, I've come out of the experience unscathed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the "real" Pringles containers are safe.

    Taste good, though...
     
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    I believe that the cans are lined with plastic to protect food inside but some people ..... ya know just want to complain
     
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