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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
You never know what you're going to get until you cut, eh? This time I got two hummingbirds!
I am waiting for supplies, so no soap making here until the weekend. Shipping costs almost broke my bank account.
So nice they look almost spooky.
Love it love it love it! Knowing you, @KiwiMoose this was intentional and skillful -- and timed just perfectly after @KeepItSimpleSoap 's post!
I bought ingredients for homemade laundry soap, which is one of my New Years resolutions. I did end up buying a bar of Fels-Naptha because I'm too impatient to make soap and wait for the cure.
You surely did! Wowser!
I received my little soap mold with a flower mat on Friday and had to try it out on Saturday. I struggled with how to cut the bars. I think next time I will only pour the loaf to about 1 1/2” depth and cut wide bars next time. Scented with Lavendar, Cedarwood, Patchouli, and a touch of Litsea. Colored with a mix of red strawberry and blue ice mica.
I have that same mold. Yours came out of the mold way better than mine did. I like your idea for the next batch; it would certainly accentuate that mat better.
I love them. I see ravens...baby ravens. But I spent 31 years in Alaska and they are my favorite bird! These are wonderful!
So pretty @Doris Ann! Love that color..
Soap is in the pot! Finally... But gosh, I has forgotten how neem stinks when it's being cooked lol
And I have a feeling this is gonna be my fugliest soap ever lol
I love it. I haven't tried this effect yet. It's a little scary for a newbie, but I love reading your posts and seeing your photos.
And I was right lol
Here they are just cut.. I'm gonna clean em up n post a better picture in a separate thread coz I wanna share my experience with this recipe.
I received lots of supplies for new projects. I continue to monitor the soaps that arecuring. The black amber and lavender soap I made is drying nicely, although I believe it will take a long time to completely cure. Enjoying the forum.
I haven’t soaped except for the one attempt at the challenge this month. Too much other stuff going on.
I did stare at my curing soap mounds. I smell them.
I have a small loaf of CPOP that seems to be ok. I think my oven may run hotter than the 170F it claims to be its lowest setting.
I need a heat pad. Because dagnabbit, I am tired of non gelled soap. Gelled soap has such a pretty quality to it and I want it for all my soap. It cuts better, looks better and I need it in my life. Ok, need is a strong word, want is more betterer.
Also I need grammar lessons.
On a side bar...
I hate the internet right now. But I love soap. And looking at all the soap. You are all amazing for making soap. Make more. Fill the world with beautiful soap.
Golly, artists are super sensitive, whether they are writing, singing, painting, etc and they say they want to be better and want advice but giving it is like getting into a ring with a wild bear with a batch of cubs and then you step in front of a cub and all of a sudden it’s the worst thing you’ve ever done. People tell you you’re an idiot for saying something, and the idiot that is down there with the bear in the first place becomes the bear or is about to be killed by the bear or both and now it’s a giant slaughter fest.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Here’s to the bears!
Today I will do a castille soap with 95%NaOH + 5% KOH as it is said to improve it I will use CPOP with a yoghurt making machine that heats evenly at 50°C
oops, not the post I wanted, but to say wow, your interesting EO combination inspires me and the pattern on top is lovely. I like it! Hard to type this with the cat walking/laying on my hands.
Soleseifes.. No color. I'm on a roll hehe.. I have this, the neem soap, and a rebatch. And one more planned for tonight or tomorrow morning.
I’m so sorry! Hope your arthritis gets better.
I’ve got a torn rotator cuff and detached tendon too—looking at surgery in March. Hope you get better soon! Is it possible to make soap in your condition?
I also want to pass on something I learned. I set up my 3” pvc pipe with a funnel. I actually had 3 pipes with 3 different sized funnels. The largest funnel did well for me the entire pour, but the other two funnels with smaller circumferences in the small, inner center spout got clogged up as my batter was cooling during the pour. I’ll never use the smaller ones again, and I’m not sure the funnels were that helpful anyway. Next time I’ll just pour down the skewer in the center. I’ll keep the skewer in place with a piece of tape across the top of the pipe.
Yes, you did get perfect little Hummers. That is why cutting soap is like opening a christmas present. Those are beautiful Kiwi. They are the perfect little bringers of good luck, joy, and love in folklore.
That's a relief! The others all look like scary beetles!
well, believe it or not, Im doing my challenge soap in CP. Im doing separate layers so im getting good practice on the different soaping temps. Why I chose My first real CP soap to be one with complexity is Ive never gotten really straight layers in HP.. there, my soapy thing and my confession in one post.
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