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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by FlybyStardancer, Feb 12, 2014.
Were these individual molds? I love these colors! Nice job
She's in one of the same groups I'm in on Facebook.
I made my second batch of soap. I tried a different recipe than my first patch and realize that I need to be patient when it comes to unmolding.
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I have been in too much orthopedic pain to stand up long enough to make soap. So I’ve used this forced sedentary period to knit face scrubbies to go with the soap I’ve already made.
I've never tried them with polyester, I've always made them with cotton. I crochet mine.
I crochet mine, too.
I make some in cotton, too using a yarn by Red Heart called Scrubby Cotton. The polyester Scrubby Yarn is also made by Red Heart. They say it can be used as an exfoliating face scrub or a dish scrub!
I formulated a basic bastile recipe that I don't fully know if I can implement.
I added 3 more shelves to my drying rack. I bought a 3 tiered shelving unit ($22) at Home Depot last week but wanted more shelves, so today I went back and bought another and added just the shelves to the original one. It’s perfect for what I need. It’s only 3 ft tall and I have it on top of a dresser in my bedroom. Currently I have cardboard lining the shelves but may change that soon. Im pretty happy with it. My bedroom smells heavenly btw...
Coffee soap with essential oil blend and mans soap - Pheromore
Those are so cute. Are they like an envelop or are they a drawstring to keep the closed?
I cut my first attempt at February's challenge. It's not bad, but it's not as swirly as I wanted. Then I made a batch of beer soap with orange and patchouli EOs. I'm going to call it Brass Monkey. My EOs were delivered yesterday and I can't wait to start experimenting!
The hardest part!
As if face skin and dish surface had comparable texture and dirt to remove ?!?
Thanks! They’re just little knit squares, like mini wash cloths. I knitted with two strands of yarn at a time.
I know, right? I guess it depends on how heavy a hand is used.
@Mobjack Bay I'm as unpacked as I'm going to be for a while. I have two rooms left to do - but I keep pretending I don't know those rooms exist.
A few days ago I unpacked a box and found a batch of bastile soaps that made over the summer. I had completely forgotten about that batch so it feels like instant gratification for me. They seem to have weathered their captivity quite well - I immediately put one to the test and it lathers great and smells divine.
Does that mean you’re unpacked enough to make soap .
I moved into my current home in 2013 and I still have boxes that I never unpacked .
Soooo sorry to hear that you’re still in pain.
I unmolded my February challenge soap today but it's a bit too squishy to cut yet. Argh, more waiting!
Like @runnerchicki I also unpacked a moving box and found some tiny soap pieces I had long ago set aside as embeds. They were from my epic fail for the dancing funnel challenge (for a good laugh see https://www.soapmakingforum.com/thr...-funnel-entry-thread.71221/page-2#post-723672!) and will make much better embeds than soaps. I had to laugh at the moving box. My wife and I are highly organized people but by moving day we were scrambling. The soap was in a box labeled "Printer paper, gardening seeds, etc." WTH?!
I unpack the first 90% within a few weeks. The last 10% takes years. Because by the time I get to that point I just don't care anymore LOL.
I could make soap - but I don't NEED soap lol. I am thinking I need to learn to work with soap dough. That should keep my productivity low (I have very little artistic talent/skill ) so I would have the benefit of doing something soapy, while learning something new and not making soap at a faster rate than I can use it or give it away.
Soap dough is a bold move, or you just need smaller molds
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