What soapy thing have you done today?

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    TeresaGG

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    There is a thread about a biodegradeable alternative to EDTA here
    https://www.soapmakingforum.com/threads/glda-a-modern-alternative-to-edta.74141/
     
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    What does lanolin do in soap?

    Today I sold six of my leaf lard soaps to a person that ordered them two months ago. Plus a tiny piece made of tallow and lard to someone else. And gifted one tiny piece to the person who sold me both raw tallow and lard. They are all sellers on a farmers market I visit on Saturdays.
     
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    I put together my Christmas wish list for family members. There are a lot of soap making items on that list. Getting excited about really starting into this sudsy thing. And now the cat's out of the bag with my family. :D
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    My soapy thing today is reading as many posts from the last 24 days that I can. I have been so busy with moving into my new house that I haven't had a second to even sit and relax. Still lots to get done too and I will be scarce for a few more weeks at least (I do not multi-task very well; so until I am satisfied with the house I will have a hard time expending mental or physical energy on anything else.) I miss you all though.:)
     
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    I am sorry about your having to sell your horses because of arthritis. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and had to unload my beautiful Swedish Gimåkra loom:(. However, I am finding some substitutes such as a small table loom, knitting, spinning, and yes, making soap!:)
     
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    Miss you, too! Are you sure you don’t have time for a soap making break? It’s very therapeutic :) Seriously, congratulations on the new house!
     
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    Well, I finally made soap! I made a batch of salt soap. The last batch of soap I made was in September, far to long ago.
     
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    I also made soap for the first time in far too long! Tried a couple new things (adding sugar to the lye solution to try and promote bubbles, using cocoa powder and turmeric as colorants, only stick-blending to emulsion and then whisking to trace) and I'm happy with how it looks! Scented with blood orange, cinnamon, and clove EO. The first of many holiday season soaps I have planned :)
     
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    I am wrapping soap again for the last day of my Holiday Craft Fair. Today we sold a lot of soap so I am wrapping and labeling again.
     
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    I spent an hour and a half researching the FDA's rules on products containing Hemp Seed Oil. :beatinghead: I had already used some to make a batch of soap for the first time, and some lotion but then thought, ok well its legal here (Just hemp seed oil) but what about elsewhere? Luckily found out its ok with proper labeling and no claims made which is normal.
     
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    The NGO event is over, thank God! Back to relative normality.

    Well, I can't be shamelessly in love with any of you people, you all live so far away (USA, NZ, Ocker, Philippines, Canada, etc.), so the only thing left is to love a soap. And what a soap! Pure Italian style (I love Italy and everything it represents has. It's like Spain, but a great deal more stylish). Cella smells of marzipan, gives a very creamy lather and a cosy shave. It's a croap, like Proraso, but even creamier.

    The use of lanolin, at least in shaving soap, is the cause of fierce debates, schisms, accusations and counter-accusations of heresy and apostasy; something pretty akin to the the Protestant Reformation.

    The pro-lanolin school swear that it acts as a lubricant and moisturizer (viz. Mitchell's Wool Fat). The anti-lanolin sect decry it as essentially useless. I'm in neither one camp or the other, I'm essentially weird and like the idea of sticking wool fat in anything. There is also the fact that lanolin in soap is said to be good for people with sensitive skin, and my fine, delicate, peaches and cream, Anglo-Saxon, complexion needs all the help it can get.
     
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    FINALLY I can contribute to this topic again after 7 months (spent selling a beloved house, moving several states away, 2 short-term apartments, job hunting, starting a job, house hunting, buying a house with NO KITCHEN, renovating). Because I have no kitchen, I'm spending the weekend at a friend's house who has a stove and everything. I've missed soap-making like CRAZY and made 2 molds of my basic recipe with lavender eo and colored gray and pink to match our new bath. I love reaching in under the towels to feel the warm molds. The hard part is waiting 6 more weeks to use it. I long ago ran out of homemade soap and my skin is just not liking the store stuff.

    It's too late to make soap for Christmas gifts so I'm kicking out a lot of lotion bars this weekend too.
     
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    Welcome back!
     
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    I missed everyone too! What did I miss?
     
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    Umm.. Lots. Soap, lil bit of drama, lots of giggles.... Did I say soap? Lol

    Missed you @Zing!

    Delivered some orders today. Customer lived nearby and wanted to meet halfway, instead of shipping it in plastic.. Love customers like that.
     

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    Happy BIG birthday!

    @sirtim100 - LOL.... Ocker. Just wondering about the etymology of that term - off to look it up now.
     
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    I liked those pink tops too <3

    These are great, good job on your first stone soaps!
     
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