What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Jan 27, 2020 #14,901

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    Woot! Look what came on the courier today - all half price and some unusual ones like black violet and oak moss, mandarin and coriander (cilantro), lime lavender and ebony, rhubarb and rose syrup.
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    Ok here is the Hibiscus soap. I included the tops so you can see what color the actual Hibiscus petal powder was. In photos it looks almost black in the soap but in person its a very deep purple. Im curious to see if it fades as it cures.

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    Good for you! How gratifying it is to make such a wonderful soap!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    That swirl looks great. I hope you will keep us posted on the color :)
     
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    So pretty!!
     
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    I added some powered hibiscus flowers to a batch of hp soap back in early October and the color does turn to a purple/brown color.
     
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    I might try them again and do it so I can cut them within the expected time frame. Question - when you say you used only50% of x% of the salt, what does that mean? Did you use50% 0f the amount recommended in the recipe? If so, what did you use to make up the difference?

    The essential oil mixture sounds heavenly.
     
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    I made watermelon unicorn soap last night. Fragrance accelerated badly. I poured into cavity molds and I'm pretty sure I have huge air pockets. We'll see how they look when unmolding, but I'm betting I'll be doing these over with a different FO or doing a design that's acceleration friendly. (Sometimes the plan of attack matters.)
     
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    Input the last of my 2019 invoices. Feeling a little under the weather today and the laser acrylic cutter at work, with its fumes, didn't help so I went home, with my boss' permission. At least I've done something constructive.
     
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    It is typically referring to the salt-to-oil ratio. So if the recipe has 1000 grams of oil, a 50% salt recipe would include 500g of salt. Some people go up to 100%, but I can't even imagine how tough that would be to stir. My 50% recipe was thick enough!

    Also, I use cavity molds for my salt bars. That way, no cutting is needed, and there is no worry about unmolding too late, crumbly cuts, etc.
     
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    This time I used 75% of my oils. My oils were 30 ounces, so I used 22 1/2 ounces of pink Himalayan salt. You can use up to 100% of your oils. I used activated charcoal in these, so that’s why I only used 75% of the oils. I can’t wait for the cure to be over, 6 weeks (minimum) is a long time to wait!

    Watermelon fragrance oil is known to rice and accelerate, its amazing you could mold them at all. I only use watermelon fragrance when I HP.
     
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    This is the first time I've had it happen, and I've used other watermelon FO's without problem. I should have checked supplier notes before making the soap rather than after, lol. It's fully disclosed that it moves and to soap cool. I unmolded the soaps today and they're not nearly as bad as I thought, although not as perfect as I imagined. On the plus side they smell fantastic and the customer doesn't mind the gappy look.
     
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    Ok so I tested out my egg soap. Yes I know it's not cured but I always like to do a little test after it's set for a few days. I have to say I REALLY like the feel of it. It's slickery and feels really nice on my hands and the lather was rich and creamy. I can't wait to see how it performs with a full cure.
     
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    I'm sure they're great and maybe just a few air bubble because you had to mold them so quickly. I love watermelon fragrance also.
     
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    Attempting a second batch of lavender and liquorice tiger stripe. Stand by...
     
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    I’d love to see photos.
     
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    Happy to oblige!
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    I made rose soap inside bath bomb hearts
     
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