What soapy thing have you done today?

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    Mobjack Bay

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    Wow miss a few days on the forum and so much to catch up on. (Marmite is gross by the way and there is no one gorgeous enough on the planet to change my tastebuds :eek:).

    Bartered with soap for an armload of gorgeous wooden items for Christmas presents! I didn't even suggest it. Did a swap with a neighboring crafter. The thought of my soaps making their way out into the world gives me great pleasure :)
     
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    Got sick of waiting for some inspirational ideas for soap, and went ahead and made a batch of coconut milk soap using a line pour technique that popped up recently on you tube from Tree Marie. Didn't do too badly - but the soap batter was thicker than I would have liked - the joys of soaping with soy wax I guess, we'll have to wait for the reveal tomorrow. I predict the lines will be finer down the bottom of the soap, and thicker near the top.:p
    Here's some pics of it in the mold:
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    I made a 12 bar batch of my usual soap and added a new scent: Bay Laurel. I didn't get soap on a stick, but I came close. Was trying to pour into a 12 cavity mold. It didn't go too well. The surfaces were squeegeed and look great, but I can imagine the bottoms are filled with crevices. I'll let you know.
     
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    Beautiful. I wish I could make tops like that!

    @John Harris maybe you need a little palette knife like the one Teri Endsley uses to patch up her holes :)
     
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    Hey, @KiwiMoose , have you done one of those tear drop thingies or the wood grain-like dealios? Those 2 are on my bucket list. How's that for inspiration?
     
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    This is a good time to get into December's Un-Challenge, Zing.
     
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    Y'all are too late, I had to make soap without you.
     
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    So sorry that little things like different time zones and you know, a job, are preventing me from responding quickly to all your soapy needs....:rolleyes:

    Seriously, tho', it seems like you have a bottomless well of creativity. I look at rocks and see rocks. :)
     
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    How'd I do? I couldn't wait to get up this morning and cut it. Off to WORK now - some if us can soap, and work, and be online, so there! :p
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    I unmolded the soap made of rebatched used soap remains combined with a bit of fresh coconut soap from a deepish round plastic container. It was solidified enough to come out nicely but is still somehow spongy. I understand it may remain so for about a week or so?

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    Oooooohhh! That is VERY pretty!
     
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    This is absolutely gorgeous! Guess I have to put a line pour on my soaping bucket list. Will go look at more videos in between Christmas chores. I love your work.
     
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    OMG @KiwiMoose I WANTS IT! MY PRECIOUS!!!
     
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    That looks amazing!!! ...and now I have ANOTHER thing to add to my soap to-do list once classes end

    Opps forgot to quote in my comment above
     
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    I cut a batch of an ITP swirl soap this morning. I keep trying for a good purple. This is closer. I added TD to the batter hoping to cut out some of the yellow. It's still pretty yellow, but the purple isn't as murky as my previous attempts. When I was cleaning up I found the cup with the lavender eo in it. Sigh. Good thing I also like unscented soaps. oMesJP4QQAmDFpXibc0KnA.jpg
     
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    That's gorgeous Martha! I too have trouble with purple - but it looks like both you and I have have had success in our last batches. My main issue is that I like to use use homegrown aloe in my lye water - and this always turns the water yellow. The most recent soap was coconut milk, not aloe, and this is easier for subsequent colouring.
     
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    Thanks @KiwiMoose ! I aspire to get the deep purple you got. I think I have to get more daring with adding black into some of my mica colors. Good to know about the aloe. All the talk about it lately has made me curious to try it.
     
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    Thank you!!
     

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