What soapy thing have you done today?

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    I was just curious, I buy hundreds of rubber duckies and sell them at a couple of my markets. Kids and adults both love rubber duckies. Usually my duck sales pay my booth space, but not markets allow them being sold. Tonight is my market I sell my most duckies.
     
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    Makes sense since rubby duckies go with baths. They are near and dear to me since my Dads nickname my entire life was Ducky.
     
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    Everything tastes like lavender.
    Part of my dismay is I actually don't like the smell of lavender unless it's my actual lavender plant. I only make lavender soap because I have repeat customers that love the stuff. I banish the lavender soaps to the back room to cure whenever I make it because it's so cloying to me.

    Do these actually float like a rubber duck should in the tub? I only ask because I bought a bulk order of ducks and they all tipped forward or laid on their sides in the water which didn't suit my purpose. I wanted them to float in my cauldron with dry ice, water, and bubbles so they looked like they were bobbing in all of the bubbles. Instead it looked like I had a cauldron of dead ducks.
     
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    I tested one of them and it floated upright as it should
     
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    Most do not float upright. These are some I have out tonight 15812080415346077554537693818433.jpg
     
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    Congratulations! That’s great!
     
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    What size are these, Carolyn? And where do you get them?

    Today was a bath & body day rather than a soaping day. I'm getting ready for the season's first market next week.
     
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    This looks so beautiful! I'm new at soap making, could you tell me how you made this?
     
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    The ones in the pic are mostly the 100 duck mixed batch from Amazon with a few individual 1 dozen packs. They are also available on Oriental Trading. Where did you get yours? Last night I sold 30 @ $2 each duckies and it was a slow night. Poopie duckies sold out last night. :lol:
     
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    Those are Adorable! I only tested one duck so i have no clue if it was a fluke or not.

    Got mine at Oriental trading when i had a free shipping code but then saw the ones on Amazon were cheaper (Not to mention faster). Amazon is probably where I will get the next batch.
     
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    The soapy thing I did today was get bested by goat milk :(

    Made a goat milk soap with the ice cube method and thought I was too cool for school so I didn't strain it and it's a thick, lumpy, but pleasantly fragrant mess. I shudder to think of what's going to happen when I cut it.

    I'll try the split method, but I still have a lot of frozen goat milk cubes so I don't know if I should try another batch but strain the milk. I also put the lye/milk mix in a warm bath to heat it from 68 degrees up to 90...but that may have also been an error.

    Revenge of the goats.
     
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    In brief: Split the batter into roughly three parts and coloured each with Charcoal, Yellow Mica and Orange Mica respectively. I then poured the yellow mix into one side of the black mix, and the orange into the other side. Did ONE circular stir with a spoon, then poured up and down the mold until full. This is usually referred to as an 'in the pot' (ITP) swirl.
     
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    First successful attempt at CP and it’s not awful! I’m so excited! 21A9390F-D2DC-4DA4-AB3E-D145647141E8.jpeg
     
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    I just used my wellness card to order 12 bottles of jojoba oil at GNC. I love it in whipped butters and it is so expensive. I may even try it in soap since it was free.

    I also ordered the basic tall skinny mold from Nurture. I have one but I have to hold in the sides with pickle jars to keep is from bowing. This way I can CPOP without the fear that homemade pickles will explode in the oven.
     
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    You should be excited. Those look great! Congratulations. You’ve just joined the cult. Mwah ha ha.
     
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    I wouldn't use it in soap unless you're doing M&P. I'd use it in a leave on product.
     
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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    Yesterday I decided to make a 100% O.O soap. with -40% SF that I saw on this forum in a post a few years ago: "Deanna, I have a question" from Feb / 2014.
    It's just incredible!
    I didn't use SB; I added the oil with the soda and stirred for about 50 min and when I decided to add the water in small quantities, always stirring, the magic happened!
    I shaped and cut today; it's beautiful!!!
    CP and without zap!
    So happy! Castille.jpg
    Edit:
    No soda, yes lye. Sorry for my poor/confuse english...
     
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    Thank you, Martha! I’m so hooked!
     
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    Ate Pringles today just to get the can!
     

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