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I'm lovin' using my soap again (really, I'm not bragging, just hate the store bought stuff) and wifey likes that the gray and pink match our new bath. I boxed up the rest of it and turned another curing batch. The previous owner of our new home had a massive basement woodworking room that I'm eyeing for a dedicated soaping workshop -- but likely will have to replace the solid block windows with ones that open. And, @amd , I'll call it my 'playroom,' not a 'dungeon.' ;)
 

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Which way should I cut these? Four of each? I have half of the loaf left :). I intended to use the lengthwise cut to accent the thin line pour (bars on the right) but the cross cut on the left looks pretty nice, too. Yay for my first soap made with oxides. There are layers colored with mixed indigo and annatto oil in there too, but I’m not sure I can pick them out.

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Such beautiful soap!! I'm with @Dawni. I like the swirls the best.
 

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Which way should I cut these? Four of each? I have half of the loaf left :). I intended to use the lengthwise cut to accent the thin line pour (bars on the right) but the cross cut on the left looks pretty nice, too. Yay for my first soap made with oxides. There are layers colored with mixed indigo and annatto oil in there too, but I’m not sure I can pick them out.

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I tend to gravitate towards the swirls but I really like the look of the stripes too. I say do half and half. Lol. Probably doesn’t help.
 

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I had a soap playdate, too! About 10 days ago a friend emailed asking me to show her how to make soap...I figured she should come over the same afternoon!
We made a triple batch of my usual recipe (which will no longer be my usual recipe, without palm and all): unscented and uncoloured, lavender with kaolin clay, and sandalwood FO with ground oatmeal. I used milk cartons as molds so she could easily peel and cut. We'll see what she thinks!
 

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I made a rebatch soap today. When I cut it, I thought “No way is this the soap that I crammed and jammed into the mold because it would not melt properly.” I’m happy :)

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I like the look of rebatch soaps when the original soaps are not completely melted. I
I made a rebatch soap today. When I cut it, I thought “No way is this the soap that I crammed and jammed into the mold because it would not melt properly.” I’m happy :)

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I like the look of rebatch soaps when the original soaps are not completely melted and you can see the different textures throughout...someone could market it as designer soap to match quartz countertops and charge more.
 

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Which way should I cut these? Four of each? I have half of the loaf left :). I intended to use the lengthwise cut to accent the thin line pour (bars on the right) but the cross cut on the left looks pretty nice, too. Yay for my first soap made with oxides. There are layers colored with mixed indigo and annatto oil in there too, but I’m not sure I can pick them out.

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Very nice. I can't decide on the cut - I like both!
 

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I like the look of rebatch soaps when the original soaps are not completely melted and you can see the different textures throughout...someone could market it as designer soap to match quartz countertops and charge more.
Like these? Hehehe
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No soapy thing again for me in a couple of weeks other than fulfilling orders. Haven't made soap but I should soon... Also, have a custom order for a few bars for end of March - just about enough time.
 

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I bit the bullet and bought a multi-bar cutter. I am sick of using the cheesy cheese board I have now.
 

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I actually made 2 batches of soap today. A batch of BRV for my Granddaughter and a batch of Juniper Breeze from soapsupplies.net, which is a new fragrance for me.
 
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Which way should I cut these? Four of each? I have half of the loaf left :). I intended to use the lengthwise cut to accent the thin line pour (bars on the right) but the cross cut on the left looks pretty nice, too. Yay for my first soap made with oxides. There are layers colored with mixed indigo and annatto oil in there too, but I’m not sure I can pick them out.

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Definitely the swirls. No wait, definitely the stripes. Wait, why be binary as my kids say -- definitely half and half. Gor-jus, nice job!
 

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Billious rhino vixen?
Brilliant lol

Still no soap, but I did make an FB account and a page for my soaps, coz I have people inquiring from cousins n friends, who don't use Instagram. The two are linked.

If anyone is interested it's dawntoearthph on both FB and IG :)
Edit: weird, the quotes don't wanna be unquoted lol
 

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I made a rebatch soap today. When I cut it, I thought “No way is this the soap that I crammed and jammed into the mold because it would not melt properly.” I’m happy :)

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A test piece of this soap came apart like puzzle pieces, which probably won’t surprise the HP soap makers. Throwing caution to the wind, I put the cut soaps into a prewarmed 220F oven, with the cut sides flat on a parchment paper lined tray. I let them soften up a bit, flipped them and let them go until they were quite soft to the touch. After cooling overnight, two of the nine bars came apart when I tried to gently “bend” them, but seven of them held together. I never even considered the possibility that the layers wouldn’t stick - so still on the newbie learning curve...
 
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