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Well, I’m flattered...that’s very sweet. Sure you can. Just keep practicing and experimenting. ♥
You make some really pretty Soaps. I am jealous lol. I couldnt find a good tutorial (and by good, i mean dumb it down for me good lol)

Anyway, my soapy thing for tonight was to cut last nights candy cane soap.

This smells so fricken GOOD! Its not like a candy cane. More like peppermint bark. Very confectionary. I am glad i played it safe with the amt of fragrance. Anymore would be too much. I could shower with this scent, which i was afraid of it being too pepperminty. This has a nice creamy smell. I hope it sticks. Natures Oil.

Got the boogers, which i expected from the TD.

Did a secret feather swirl, after i debated for two days on my design. I settled on it because i was determined to make something, even though its not exactly what i set out to do originally.

The red is Trial by Fire.
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It's gonna be a good, good day.
And was it??! Good luck to you and all my small business friends here on this forum.
And now I have my fave Black Eyed Peas song in my head! Jump out that sofa! Let's kick it off! Fill up my cup! Mazel tov! To get waaay off subject, here's my very favorite flash mob from my former beloved home of Chicago with the Peas and Oprah:

I turned so many of my curing soaps. I'll soon need more surfaces in my basement. And started planning some designs for holiday soaps. Hit me up if you have blends using frankincense and myrrh essential oils -- they're not on eocalc.com!

I've been on this quest to improve my basic recipe to increase hardness and make a longer-lasting soap (without pills, ahem, @Misschief please get your misschiefous mind out of the gutter). Today we begin testing ones made with rice bran oil and one made with shea butter.
 

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And was it??! Good luck to you and all my small business friends here on this forum.
And now I have my fave Black Eyed Peas song in my head! Jump out that sofa! Let's kick it off! Fill up my cup! Mazel tov! To get waaay off subject, here's my very favorite flash mob from my former beloved home of Chicago with the Peas and Oprah:
It was an amazing day! Sales weren't spectacular but, for a pop up that was out of the way, it was alright. We had a total of 600 guests visit the farm. The day was perfect, not hot, not cold, a sputter of rain, a bit of wind, and plenty of sunshine and a lot of fresh country air.
 

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Lather tested scraps for my 2 and 3 week old soaps, and ordered fun containers for body butter, lip balm, fragrance sprays, a few supplies for said things. Also, thought up a few recipes for a few things, did some research, tweaked some of the recipes, thought about how my soaps were lathering, and tweaked numbers on some planned recipes.
 

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Did you use a color stabilizer! BB OMH FO will turn brown or at least tan. Just curious. Love the look.
Thank you. 😁 No stabilizer but I only put the FO in the brown colors which was cocoa powder. Will see what happens!

And good photography skills. Me...i’m like, i guess this dish towel looks clean enough lol
Thank you! I’m learning and improving my photography skills as I go. I use my iPad for all the pictures. I have a really great camera, but I prefer to just use the iPad.
 

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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 is exceptional, what clean lines! Outstanding
 

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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. 😁
This is SOOOO beautiful! I keep coming back to look at this soap. What is the name of the technique you used? I'd like to study up on it on youtube.
 

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This is SOOOO beautiful! I keep coming back to look at this soap. What is the name of the technique you used? I'd like to study up on it on youtube.
Thank you! I don’t know if it’s got a name. I just sort of made it up as I went. I started pouring alternating colors on top of each other from one corner. Then I switched to the the corner diagonal to the first one. Then did the same with the other two corners, and then poured along the long sides of my mold in the center. I used funnel pitchers but I imagine squeeze bottles would be even better.
 

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I dream in soap does a similar technique called the tall and skinny shimmy. But she just pours on the sides
 

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Definitely not winning any design contests this weekend lol. I used up the rest of my candy cane with an ITP.

I used winter white for the white...like 12 tsp. Finally gave up on that and added a bit of leftover TD from the day before, which accounts for the few scattered boogers. I didnt use batch oils for the mica, and was afraid of superfatting too much, so i just eyeballed some sw almond until it got gooey enough to mix lol. Maybe some Kaolin woulda helped a bit.

I really hate that winter white, almost as much as TD, maybe more. And its got a really weird fluffy texture that is difficult to disperse in oil.

There is a little bit of angry rose in there too

I dont hate the design. It looks like a Van Gogh lol.
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I think this would be nicer for Valentines than xmas.
 

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Definitely not winning any design contests this weekend lol. I used up the rest of my candy cane with an ITP.

I used winter white for the white...like 12 tsp. Finally gave up on that and added a bit of leftover TD from the day before, which accounts for the few scattered boogers. I didnt use batch oils for the mica, and was afraid of superfatting too much, so i just eyeballed some sw almond until it got gooey enough to mix lol. Maybe some Kaolin woulda helped a bit.

I really hate that winter white, almost as much as TD, maybe more. And its got a really weird fluffy texture that is difficult to disperse in oil.

There is a little bit of angry rose in there too

I dont hate the design. It looks like a Van Gogh lol.
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I think this would be nicer for Valentines than xmas.
They look great and I see a little heart in that middle one! I use a water dispersible TD and I don’t have any problems with it for the most part. Keep trying with it. I like it much better than the white micas for whitening. Get yourself a little mini badger paint mixer. I LOVE mine for mixing colors. Works beautifully.
 

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They look great and I see a little heart in that middle one! I use a water dispersible TD and I don’t have any problems with it for the most part. Keep trying with it. I like it much better than the white micas for whitening. Get yourself a little mini badger paint mixer. I LOVE mine for mixing colors. Works beautifully.
thank you!! I really question whether or not i actually have oil dispersable. I got it from WSP. I did try it in water before and it was nice and smooth...but i got crazy glycerin rivers. But then again i was soaping different back then. Im gonna try a batch with mixing it in water again.

I have a little frother attachment, but i cant figure out which one of my do-dads it attaches to lol. I will check out your mixer
 

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About to prep for a big run of pull throughs. Just got a set of snowflake plates! Wonder if any will actually look like snowflakes... pull throughs gonna do, what a pull throughs gonna do. Pleased with these fairy poops! Will post more in the gallery. Love the GITD mica!!!
 

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Found out he doesn’t use bar soap at the sink, only liquid....liquid DAWN dish detergent!!
I yell at my guys for this all the time!

I made the first batch of soap yesterday, things went flawlessly, so I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Cut the soap today and had to pinch myself again. I'm making the second batch after my lye solution cools a bit.
 

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I yell at my guys for this all the time!

I made the first batch of soap yesterday, things went flawlessly, so I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Cut the soap today and had to pinch myself again. I'm making the second batch after my lye solution cools a bit.
Those turned out absolutely PERFECT!
 

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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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