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Jersey Girl

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I had a soapy nightmare! Dreamed I was mixing lye solution and there were big chunks of salt ( the size of ice cubes) in the mixture that weren't dissolving so I put my BARE HAND in to scoop them out! Then realised what I had done and quickly rushed to the sink and ran my hand under cold water for ages. But the next day I saw a big hollow in my wrist that had been burned out by the lye - I mustn't have rinsed it properly. Anyway - needless to say I was glad that i woke up and realised none of it was real.
I’ve definitely had soapy dreams but I don’t think they were bad ones. I rarely remember my dreams. That was a pretty intense dream you had there though! It’s amazing the things that go through our brains when we are supposed to be resting. 😂
 

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Not to get off the soap subject but have you looked into LDN low dose naltrexone or diet modification for the psoriasis issue?
LDN is not a viable option, nor recommended in my case. Re: diet: I already do not consume many of the things warned against (for the past 21 years & 31 year for another). I suppose there are some things I could still avoid, but not just now. I'm fairly convinced the exacerbation is stress induced. Nor am I a candidate for light therapy as it is ineffective on the scalp & a couple other areas.

My dermatologist gave me a double-sided printed page of therapies used for treating psoriasis, which did include that on the list. Doc's going to put me on Humera provided blood test results so indicate. I am hoping that this will prevent outbreaks as the topicals are just chasing the outbreaks and do nothing to really prevent them.

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Today my Bergamot EO came today, plus more citronella. I got some more soap savers in yesterday's delivery. Every now & then, I like to put one in with the soap I give away, but I also plan to build a little custom-fit 'Lift' to keep all my bath products up off the shower shelf this time. Our shower's built-in shelves are so irregularly shaped nothing really fits for putting my products on to lift them up & out of the water, and mold tends to grow under my shampoo bottle and so forth. So I am going to piece together some soap savers (cut-to-fit as needed) to provide better drainage. Sure, mold will still grow under the soap savers eventually, but I'd rather clean & disinfect the soap savers less often than the bottle bottoms each time I touch them. At least that's my plan.
 

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My Brambleberry orders came! And I've whipped up a tiny batch of body butter to celebrate, with 24% each mango and she's butters, 10% each Argan, Babassu, Jojoba, and Rosehip seed oils, 6% chamomile and rose extracts, and under 4% BB Yacht Club. Threw in a few drops of green/blue food coloring for a sea green because I could.
Yes, I forgot the kitchen sink in there, but it's still marvelous! And no, that's not soapy, but now I have the ingredients for a triple butter soap, oatmeal honey soap, and a few other schemes.
 

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Used white mica today instead of TD. Not my darkest EO blend, but still had some citrus. It lightened it’s up quite a bit! And I could’ve used a little more. Still happy with how smooth and easy it worked!
also, my fairy/unicorn poops!🦄 💩🧚🏻
 

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So, I did not just one, but TWO new soapy things today! I poured a peacock soap (which I have not previously done) using rice and rice water! Make that 3, I also changed my lye solution to 33%! The batter behaved beautifully despite the rice/lye solution looking like a giant glob of gelatin :-0 I am looking forward to the unmolding!
 

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Used white mica today instead of TD. Not my darkest EO blend, but still had some citrus. It lightened it’s up quite a bit! And I could’ve used a little more. Still happy with how smooth and easy it worked!
also, my fairy/unicorn poops!🦄 💩🧚🏻
Yay!! more poop! Please post pics when you un-mold them :)
 

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On Monday I ordered oils, and they were delivered today, also got my Lotion Crafter order (also placed on Monday) as well, so I'm set for the weekend. Last night I sat down and calculated embed and layer quantities for a soap that I designed three or four YEARS ago and have never worked up the courage to do it. Well, my sister in law got wind of my idea and told me if I make it she has pre-sold five bars, and another customer told me she would buy a batch... so I did the scary math (that really was my hold up), made the shapers needed, and I'm starting down the rabbit hole tonight. Hopefully by weekend end I will have 18 bars that look just like my picture...

I have a few custom orders to work, as well as tinkering with some lotions and potions. Might clean my house.
 

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Today I went through my inventory to make a shopping list for soaps that I "need" to make. :p I'm trying my hand at liquid soap (my kids have an aversion to my bars of soap?!?!?) and a small batch of tooth soap to experiment with (recipe I found here)! I'm so suspicious of the tooth soap, I think I have gotten my mouth washed out with soap too many times as a child! But I'm so determined to have all my body products homemade.... just toothpaste and deodorant to go! While researching and making my list I made some zucchini and banana bread. The new recipe I found for the zucchini bread said to line my bread pans with parchment paper. Never done that before... I felt like I was lining a soap mold & my bread batter stayed where it was suppose to, baked perfectly and cleaned up so much easier! I learned all kinds of new stuff today!!!!
 

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Today I went through my inventory to make a shopping list for soaps that I "need" to make. :p I'm trying my hand at liquid soap (my kids have an aversion to my bars of soap?!?!?) and a small batch of tooth soap to experiment with (recipe I found here)! I'm so suspicious of the tooth soap, I think I have gotten my mouth washed out with soap too many times as a child! But I'm so determined to have all my body products homemade.... just toothpaste and deodorant to go! While researching and making my list I made some zucchini and banana bread. The new recipe I found for the zucchini bread said to line my bread pans with parchment paper. Never done that before... I felt like I was lining a soap mold & my bread batter stayed where it was suppose to, baked perfectly and cleaned up so much easier! I learned all kinds of new stuff today!!!!
My 23 year old robotics doctorate student called me asking why his hands were so raw and chapped. I‘ve kept him supplied with his favorite soaps all throughout college, so thought he’d developed a sensitivity to something. Found out he doesn’t use bar soap at the sink, only liquid....liquid DAWN dish detergent!!

ETA: Yeah, told him to STOP. :shakinghead: He's doing better now.
 
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I just poured my candy cane soap. I got nervous about the fragrance because the usage rate was 1-5%, like normally it just says 5, like thats the max. I used about 2.5 lol. We will see about this one.

plus i thought i swore off TD. But i tried 2 different white micas that i am miserable about the whiteness, and i really want this to have white white. So i mixed the td before i went to work this afternoon to hopefully help it marinate. I mixed and shook it so long today that i was almost late for work...how would that be for an excuse LOL. Out of the bottle it still looked like it had boogers. We will see about that one too.

And i have been thinking about a design for two days for the candy cane smell. I got sick of trying to decide, so i went with a secret feather hanger swirl. Not really christmasy. Maybe it will look like a poinsettia Lol. Shoulda just went with an ITP and called it a day lol.
 

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Yesterday I decided to make a soap using unsweetened almond milk that has been in my fridge for a while. It has expired but was never opened and smells and tastes fine...yes, I actually took a little sip. Lol. I used it at 100% liquid and 7382B1D7-4927-4B94-ABFA-84D24DCD5994.jpegI added the lye to it slowly and it behaved fine. No heating up as there is no sugar at all in it. It turned out nice and already is making a really nice lather. Scented with Almond FO from Aztec and also some OMH from BB. I also used sweet almond oil for extra almond appeal. 😁
 

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Yesterday I decided to make a soap using unsweetened almond milk that has been in my fridge for a while. It has expired but was never opened and smells and tastes fine...yes, I actually took a little sip. Lol. I used it at 100% liquid and View attachment 49917I added the lye to it slowly and it behaved fine. No heating up as there is no sugar at all in it. It turned out nice and already is making a really nice lather. Scented with Almond FO from Aztec and also some OMH from BB. I also used sweet almond oil for extra almond appeal. 😁
I absolutely love that design!
 

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Yesterday I decided to make a soap using unsweetened almond milk that has been in my fridge for a while. It has expired but was never opened and smells and tastes fine...yes, I actually took a little sip. Lol. I used it at 100% liquid and View attachment 49917I added the lye to it slowly and it behaved fine. No heating up as there is no sugar at all in it. It turned out nice and already is making a really nice lather. Scented with Almond FO from Aztec and also some OMH from BB. I also used sweet almond oil for extra almond appeal. 😁
That's gorgeous! Out of curiousity, what does the almond bring to the table?
 
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