What soapy thing have you done today?

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    Dawni

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    I used Pringles cans a lot before I could save up n buy molds.. The original ones made soap too big for my tiny hands but the local version was just right.

    I never lined either. I get mixed results unmolding. Sometimes the soap just slid out and I can clean and reuse the can. Sometimes I have to tear it out lol

    One of first soaps posted here was molded in a Pringles can, somewhere in October last year. No DOS or anything, seems to have no nasty side effects after a year.
     
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    Well it's been far too long since I've soaped (or been on this forum!) but today I started planning some holiday soaps which I'll hopefully make over the weekend :)
     
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    Ha! Rosemary/Patchouli/May Chang (Litsea)

    And today I made Black Raspberry Vanilla soap that doesn't discolour! ( Nature's Garden). No probs soaping this one, and had a nice fluid batter to work with. There's a surprise underneath:
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    Those look great. I think shampoo bars are the next rabbit hole I will go down.
     
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    very pretty top and cant wait to see the surprise. the scent for your shampoo baars sound awesome
     
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    Cut my first batch of @Zany_in_CO 's No Slime Castille soap. It felt and smells amazing and now I'll have to impatiently be patient for it to cure to perfection. I've been printing out and cutting labels for the soap I will be giving as holiday gifts. Naming soaps is hard. Don't laugh at mine.

    We have an Ikea wardrobe that has a pull out mesh drawer, which I've turned into my curing rack. I think I'm a genius. hee hee. But honestly I've pretty much filled up that drawer. It's a good thing that I'm sending out these soaps soon.
     
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    Those look good @Martha!

    The pull out shelf is indeed smart.. Just make sure you have something in between the soap and the metal mesh parts, like cotton cloth or something breathable.. To avoid contamination ;)

    Soapy thing: Planing, wrapping and labeling more orders.
     
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    Yay!!!! They look great! I can’t wait til my stuff comes! What kind of mold did you use? I have a silicone muffin mold and a semi-circle hard plastic candy type mold.
     
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    It's a shallow silicone muffin tray - like a little tart kinda thing.
     
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    So I only recently started posting my soaps on Instagram under my business name.... And woo-hoo! Got my first IG order for 8 soaps from a stranger! So far I've only sold to (extended) family, their friends and a few of mine through word of mouth.

    It's exciting but at the same time I'm nervous lol what if they don't like em? I hope they do though...
     
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    That's so cool Dawni! I've been thinking about setting up Instagram - so maybe I will go ahead and do that now.
     
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    What’s your Instagram name? I’m sure your customers will love your soap!
     
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    Perfect Bituminous Lump of Coal MP Soap---activated charcoal, black knight mica, anise EO. Get out your chef's knife and cut, gouge, make it look like a rock pick loosened from a bed of coal. Shiny, and smells great...Good stocking stuffer using WholesaleSupplies Plus labels printed on glossy photo paper with inkjet printer. Place in burlap bags for sale---result is stunningly real. No photo because they had to be shipped for sale last night, but will make more.
     
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    Add some lanolin and this is very close to the lbussey version. Which I have found to be perfect for me.
     
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    Okay, I have to share here because you guys get me: i got my kg of cocoa butter yesterdaaaay! Its super pricy but I really loved the soaps I made with it in the oast and now I have a full KG to play with. Also, it smells amazing.
     
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    congrats Dawni!!!!!
     
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    SURPRISE!! @Marilyn Norgart
    Here's the cut pics of my Black Raspberry Vanilla soap. The surprise is that it's a combo deal - back confetti soap on the bottom and a drop swirl on the top. I'm very happy with the outcome, and it makes for a cheap bar of soap since 15% of it was just using up confetti.
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    Many thanks for the suggestion. I actually bought a little bottle of lanolin, and I think I'll have to add some to the next batch. A lot of shavers say very good things about Mitchell's and that stuff goes baah.
     
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