What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jan 17, 2020 #14,841

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    I wrote a novel in the photo gallery hahaha

    I also cut the rebatch I made yesterday. It's brown coz it has a lot of the neem soap I made the day before. The soap thickened up after I filled the loaf mold and wouldn't have looked nice in individual molds. So I left it in the pot lol
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    The soleseifes are still soft in the mold.. Maybe tomorrow I can show em off hehe.
     
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    OMG I did it, my first totally CP soap, including piping and nothing over heated or had oil seepage or soap on a roped or any other disaster Ive heard tell about. I do have a few areas with soda ash im going to have to tackle but over all im relieved but likely remaining an HP'er. I just have too much anxiety.
     
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    Don't worry, anxiety goes away with practice.
     
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    And soda ash goes away with steaming!

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    I'm making Gardener's Hand Soap today, in prep for the upcoming gardening season.
     
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    I bought a large mold from Bulk Apothercary and it called for 72 oz of oil. Last night, I made soap in it and it turned out wonderfully. It was suggested (in my reading) that I let it sit for 12 hours before unmolding. This morning it came right out of the mold and I cut it into 16 bars. I used peppermint fragrance and it smells wonderful.
     

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    . LOL, too funny. Happy to hear that it worked out!

    That’s a great soap!
     
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    @linne1gi : Your soap is stunning! Any tips for the rest of us?
     
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    Hi everyone! I’m brand new to soap making and just love it so far. I have made a small batch of tallow soap that turned out beautifully! I have also made a CP batch that seized terribly. I believe it was a combination of the lye mixture being too warm and fragrance oil not agreeing with the mixture.
    Is there any way of predetermining what a fragrance oil might do before ruining the batch? Thanks very much!

    It’s just lovely msunnerstood. Congrats!
     
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    Depending on where you get your fragrance oils, many suppliers will have something about how their fragrances behave in CP soap. Or the reviews.
     
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    Wow, those must be really large bars. I regularly use a mold that requires 30 ounces of oils/butters and I get 10 bars from this mold! They are 4 ounces each.
     
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    I have a very large family and when they saw the first (small) batch I did, they immediately wanted more. So everyone is getting two bars and I won't have enough.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    I made another batch of Charcoal & Lavender Castile soap this morning. It was a good seller at last year's market and I'm all out so I figured I'd better make more. This is using the No Slime Castile soap recipe from @Zany_in_CO. This time, I used real sea water that my son-in-law brought me from Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.

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    Thanks, Misschief. Your Charcoal soap looks amazing.
     
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    Made my first neem oil, frankincense and myrrh soap. What a potent combination. I had a request for 40 bars so that’s all I got to yesterday.
     

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    Over the weekend I packaged 40 bars of soap. Ordered oils. Made a dragon (GOT) inspired soap... it's not pretty. Made a Minecraft inspired soap that might be pretty. Made a test bar of a tweaked shampoo (syndet) recipe. Spent far too long thinking about all the things I would like to get into making and researching recipes.

    Tonight I will be doing dishes and making a unicorn inspired soap. And probably learning more about lotion making.
     
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    I had a soapalooza weekend making really green soap with a matcha tea infusion and then playing around mixing indigo and madder to make purple. It looks like I have some nice shades in the purple-ish red to blue-ish purple range in my test batches. Pictures soon. Today I looked at the soapy dishes and left it at that. I spent most of the afternoon cooking for an international themed potluck tomorrow night.
     
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    For three days this week, my co-worker and I are working half days; I have three mornings off so decided it's a good week to make soap. This morning, I made a perennial favourite, Salt & Pepper soap. It's scented with Salt Water Mermaid. I'm not sure what I'll make tomorrow.

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    I looked at my overflowing tote of dirty soap dishes. They growled at me, so I came back to work. I just can't deal with that kind of negativity today.
     
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