I cut my holeaf white bouquet Geode soap made yesterday and found everything I’d planned worked out and I’ve loads of glycerin rivers. Can’t wait to see how it cures now and how much moisture it loses as part of my learning
I'm confused on your adding the soda to the oils....do you mean the lye to the oils? Also, at a -40 SF it should zap you until it's cured for some time.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!
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Wow, you make some very pretty soap!
Please report back on how it went, and let us know what's cucumber-y about it. Juice? Fragrance oil? Chunks? Powder?I just Got the last of my ingredients finally! I now have to turn my office into my soap factory! Lol!! I’m going to attempt to making a cucumber soap. Fingers crossed all goes well.
That sounds amazing! Please do show the cut.Unmolded my Chicken and Egg soap. I did cookie cutter cutouts of chickens and egg shapes and stacked them in a column mold and then poured soap in the mold to fill in the gaps. When I cut it there should be a chicken on one side of the soap bar and a gold egg on the other if I line up the cuts right. It's also a combination soap with the chicken being made with charcoal, and the egg being made with Tumeric. I want it to firm up a bit more before I cut it. It still feels sticky.
I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out. The recipe calls for peeled cucumber purée including the seeds. As well as cucumber skin purée. Hopefully it looks similar to the picture shown in the recipe!Please report back on how it went, and let us know what's cucumber-y about it. Juice? Fragrance oil? Chunks? Powder?
I've only done the FO, but did intend to use the juice once....pureed and strained and froze it, then couldn't identify what it was in the ice cube trays a few months later. It became VERY fragrant and actually infiltrated other things in the freezer. We love cucumbers in my family but it turns out the children will NOT eat intensely cucumber-smelling Eggo waffles....
That's awesome! Has been on my to-do list ... which grows by the day! lol
You can, but you don't have to. It was a SMF Challenge in 2016, you can look there for some good notes and tips on how to make whipped soap.Do you pipe the whipped soap?