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Since I just soap as a hobby, I would normally wait for the next challenge to think about making soap. However, we are running low on face soap! So I did a quick batch so it will have time before it's needed.

I tested Awaken from Nurture, which to me just smells like lemongrass. I was disappointed, because I already have a big bottle of lemongrass. But, it smells nice.
I really like the shape of the soap and haven't seen any molds like that before. Nice!
 

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once the soap gets thicker in CTHP, i use a stainless steek wisk. Def saves the SB
Yeah, I don't have a soap safe whisk. Guess I'll purchase a soap whisk when I get a new SB. For now I'm taking the household blender for my soaping.
The SB cracked at the base where the blade is. It was plastic and I'm going to blame the high heat. I want to get a stainless steel SB next.
 

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Yeah, I don't have a soap safe whisk. Guess I'll purchase a soap whisk when I get a new SB. For now I'm taking the household blender for my soaping.
The SB cracked at the base where the blade is. It was plastic and I'm going to blame the high heat. I want to get a stainless steel SB next.
Does your broken SB have a whisk attachment? Mine did, and I use that (not attached to the SB) as one of my whisks. I had almost thrown that out bc I never use it on my soap SB. Then I realized, hey, it’s a whisk!
 

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Does your broken SB have a whisk attachment? Mine did, and I use that (not attached to the SB) as one of my whisks. I had almost thrown that out bc I never use it on my soap SB. Then I realized, hey, it’s a whisk!
Nah. Nothing that fancy. Just a basic, one speed plastic SB. But it lasted 2 years! That's something to think about when I purchase my next soaping SB. I can see my hubby rolling his eyes already 😂
"You want a multi-speed, stainless steel stick blender with a whisk attachment?!" Yes, please!
 

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Made these yesterday trying out the Walmart Tallow/Palm shortening for the first time. I think these are going to be nice bars when they are cured. They are very smooth and creamy looking. I also tried out a new to me FO. Aphrodisiac from NG. I’m liking it a lot as it’s very citrusy which I like. Hope it sticks around! 1C1724A7-93F8-46C7-B084-508F85EBBFC4.jpeg
 

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After my mica fiasco this weekend, I broke down and ordered real, big-girl micas from Nurture: two purples, two pinks, one blue, one green, and of course, a small amount of their Trial by Fire. 🔥 So there may be a meat soap in my future. 😁

I generally don't use FO due to headaches, but a friend is asking for something specific, and since I needed to spend a wee bit more for free shipping, a sample FO made it into the shopping basket, too. The soaps will just have to cure at her house. And the total was less after free shipping anyway. Win-win.
I’m intrigued! “Meat soap”?!!!
 

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I had crazy soap making dreams last night. I made 3 different salt bars and forgot something in each one! Ugh!! They stayed weirdly fluid and I was trying to add the things to the batter in the cavity molds. 🤦🏼‍♀️
 
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I’m intrigued! “Meat soap”?!!!
Yes, as @Jersey Girl noted, it is usually the unintended result of trying to swirl either red, or pink, or both into a white soap base. It ends up looking like prosciutto, bacon, bologna, etc. Put "meat soap" in the search bar and you can see some fine examples of soap that looks like food, but not yummy like cupcakes. 😁

Although I've been soaping close to a decade, this is my first time buying red mica, so no doubt I'll go through the meat soap rite of passage when I use it...
 

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I want to give a shout out to @IrishLass for generously sharing her OMH FO formulation. I tried it a couple days ago in a Goatmilk soap and it smells heavenly! I appreciate that you shared it. I’ve tried OMH from BB and NS and this is soooooo much better imo. Thank you! :nodding:
 

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I cut my One Pot Wonder today. It doesn't really look like the technique but I think it's pretty none-the-less. My technique leaves a lot to be desired. I used a turquoise and emerald green - wish the green would have been brighter. I used a FO called Jamaica Me Crazy and it is very nice and is still hanging in. Hope it survives the cure.
 

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Well i was wondering what was the salt bar craze, and i am out of palm oil and lard....those are the two recipes I was using.

soooooo.....tried my hand at salt bars. **** that was a pita lol. Not sure i will do that again. I tried to clean it up with a thin skewer after, which i thought was going to be simple with no gloves on and a paper towel..... i dont think i have fingerprints anymore lol.

you can see where it went from pourable to unworkable from right to left. The last two bars at the top, i literally just squished the batter into the mold with my gloved hands. I can see through the mold. I dont have nice edges on any of them.

i tried to doctor them up a little with embeds lol
 

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Made these yesterday trying out the Walmart Tallow/Palm shortening for the first time. I think these are going to be nice bars when they are cured. They are very smooth and creamy looking. I also tried out a new to me FO. Aphrodisiac from NG. I’m liking it a lot as it’s very citrusy which I like. Hope it sticks around! View attachment 47491
Is that a specific technique? I'd to see if it's another one I can't achieve! 🤪
 

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Is that a specific technique? I'd to see if it's another one I can't achieve! 🤪
It was a hanger swirl, but the batter was a bit thin when I poured and swirled so got a bit of a different result than I usually do. I was pleasantly surprised when I cut it. I thought it was going to be muddled.
 

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It was a hanger swirl, but the batter was a bit thin when I poured and swirled so got a bit of a different result than I usually do. I was pleasantly surprised when I cut it. I thought it was going to be muddled.
Love the result! I haven't tried a hanger swirl yet!
 

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