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I cleaned the bars of the last two batches, mainly ash and some crumbs, and arranged them on trails together with the corresponding printouts. Up to now I turned the bars every day, from now they'll only be turned now and then. They are three weeks old and will be just fine for Christmas.
 

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I’ve been dying to make a batch of soap scented with Sweater Weather from Muddy Soap Co. This is the cut and I’m a little bummed out about the discoloration as it wasn’t listed with the product at all. I’ve never had such weird discoloration before...pinks, purples and general weirdness. This is also the first batch that I used a small amount sodium citrate to as a chelator. So hopefully I’ll notice less soap scum and that would be a definite silver lining.
I’m kind of annoyed that I can’t leave a review on the Muddy Soap Co site so that others know the potential of this happening. I hate when suppliers don’t support review functions.
I’m just going to enjoy the colors before this potentially turns tan. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Beautiful Wow!
 

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Made 2000g batch- biggest every i think- for Christmas gifts. Late I know!!! But they'll at least cure some! I know it's not ideal. I used TheGecko's Regular Soap Recipe. It's a new recipe for me, so I went unscented and uncolored so as not to make a mistake and waste 2000g! Looks beautiful though-not to toot my own horn. Also used my collidial oatmeal bars for the first time and really loved the scratchiness.
 

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Maybe I can get someone to make me a font instead. Dawni's font? Dawn to Earth font?Eh?
You totally can make your own handwriting into a font! Go here.
 

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Well, I finally made the naughty custom soap order my friend asked me to make. She bought these phallic soap molds. They were surprisingly realistic looking, but unfortunately they weren’t very well made. I finally got em all duct taped together and in a small bucket. Made the soap with a sparkly pink mica, and a tiny bit of bright purple sparkly mica swirled in. Poured the soap and one of them started leaking. I wrapped it quickly in plastic wrap and kept pouring until it seemed like it was holding. I way over estimated the size. 😸 Then I put the small bucket inside my heated bucket and left them to gel. Well, the DH accidentally turned off the bucket. The soap didn’t gel, and the micas..... let’s just say they were very muted. So, instead of whimsical silly sparkly colored penises, they are an absolute perfect hyper realistic flesh color. I’ve been laughing all day! They’re kind of unsettling sitting on the counter. But, honestly, they are hilarious! I did NOT mean for the color to be SO realistic! Here is a PG13 version for SMF sharing.
OH. MY. GOD. I have never laughed so hard as I just did at your post LOL. This is awesome. I would have been laughing my butt off the entire time making this soap.
 

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You totally can make your own handwriting into a font! Go here.
I was looking at that! Thanks hehe

So.... I'm tired lol. Did nothing all day but wrap n label lotion bars. And a few of the Christmas soap boxes. I only had 35 and I've sold out. So happy!

I need to make soap haha otherwise I'd have none left for after the gifting season.
 

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I was looking at that! Thanks hehe

So.... I'm tired lol. Did nothing all day but wrap n label lotion bars. And a few of the Christmas soap boxes. I only had 35 and I've sold out. So happy!

I need to make soap haha otherwise I'd have none left for after the gifting season.
I need to find some time to start wrapping and labeling. The other day when I gathered some soaps for Hubby to take to his co-workers as a give-away, I realized I'm running low on wrapped and labeled soaps suitable for gifting. I thought that would NEVER happen! One of his co-workers brought in some fresh eggs from her chickens, and they were the best eggs I've had in a long time. The yolks were so much more a deeper yellow and tasted so much better when I made the filling for the deviled eggs for Thanksgiving. So of course, I had to send some soap their way as a matter of courtesy. I was gone from here for such a long time this past year, that he didn't have me sending soap with him to share with his co-workers.

Dawni, I used to hand letter my soap labels, too. It was so time-intensive! And I'd get hand cramps on top of already existing discomfort from arthritis AND Dupeytren's. I had to switch to printed labels just to preserve my hands. But mine never looked as good as yours.
 

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OH. MY. GOD. I have never laughed so hard as I just did at your post LOL. This is awesome. I would have been laughing my butt off the entire time making this soap.
i have been laughing about it constantly. That’s a good thing these days! They are too funny!

Finally got a 3rd 5 gallon bucket of tallow from my regular source. It was not rotten. But, it was definitely trim fat, not leaf fat, which I’ve now learned the difference between. In cold temps it is still soft, it’s much more yellow. But, it doesn‘t smell, and that’s good. It’s really been quite the fiasco! I now am currently using 3 brands, for 3 different products. Anyway, I wasn’t sure how this new tallow would soap. Would it be yellow, would it be soft?... And, since I’m out of my %100 bars, of which I have several loyal customers, I made a big triple batch. I waited a bit longer than normal, certain it would be soft. Well, I BARELY got through the cutting without breaking my wire cutter! I definitely have to cut it sooner next time. The bars are hard, and they definitely whitened up. So, yay. Now I can try it with more complex designs and see what happens.
Hoping my lotion bar molds and tins come today. WS is so slow! And, they put my silver tins on back order to 12/31 without anything but notice in the email shipping notification. Grrrr. Hoping I don’t hate the rose gold tins.
And, I “formulated” my first customization of my base facial mist I bought and I like it a lot! I maybe added more rosehipseed extract than I’d like, but I didn’t have time to test a small amount. They’ll get labels today and hopefully posted with my face oil to my site later. Whew!
 

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Finally got a 3rd 5 gallon bucket of tallow from my regular source. It was not rotten. But, it was definitely trim fat, not leaf fat, which I’ve now learned the difference between. In cold temps it is still soft, it’s much more yellow. But, it doesn‘t smell, and that’s good. It’s really been quite the fiasco! I now am currently using 3 brands, for 3 different products. Anyway, I wasn’t sure how this new tallow would soap. Would it be yellow, would it be soft?... And, since I’m out of my %100 bars, of which I have several loyal customers, I made a big triple batch. I waited a bit longer than normal, certain it would be soft. Well, I BARELY got through the cutting without breaking my wire cutter! I definitely have to cut it sooner next time. The bars are hard, and they definitely whitened up. So, yay. Now I can try it with more complex designs and see what happens.
Hoping my lotion bar molds and tins come today. WS is so slow! And, they put my silver tins on back order to 12/31 without anything but notice in the email shipping notification. Grrrr. Hoping I don’t hate the rose gold tins.
And, I “formulated” my first customization of my base facial mist I bought and I like it a lot! I maybe added more rosehipseed extract than I’d like, but I didn’t have time to test a small amount. They’ll get labels today and hopefully posted with my face oil to my site later. Whew!
WSP put Kokum butter (that I FINALLY got around to ordering) on back order...No warning, it just wasn't in my shipment with a note that it will ship when its available. That was over a month ago. The soaps that I planned on using it in are almost ready to be packaged and labeled (without the Kokum obviously lol). Kind of annoying...why did they take payment for it if it wasn't available?

My soapy thing today is making new labels for my soaps and rewrapping some soaps that I had previously wrapped without the impulse sealer. The sealer makes such a big difference.

Gonna play around with recipes on Soapcalc. I really need a lower Olive Oil based vegan soap, for no reason other than I want a whiter base, but I also like the recipe that I am currently using as far as performance. I made a whole slab mold batch of "naked soaps" with nothing but my oils and white kaolin clay and I hate the old-fashioned tan look of them. It's not very appealing. They will probably get lighter with the cure, but I don't have high hopes.

I really really love my Lard Bars, but the lard doesn't have much label appeal either lol. So I went on a vegan soap kick last week...going back to lard as my main soaps. Vegans got a couple of batches out of me, now I'm done LOL. And I say that lightly because I used to be strictly vegan... no meat, dairy, or eggs even. I have converted back to only eating chicken and seafood, turkey lunchmeat LOL. And dairy. Go figure with the lunchmeat, I guess it's the saltiness. I dunno. No real rhyme or reason behind my diet other than I am the pickiest person on earth.

And I am still giggling over the phallic molds. I need those in my life LOL. I am already planning a girl party in my head featuring cock-tails and *** soaps. See what I did there :nodding:. Thank you for brightening my day @TashaBird
 

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WSP put Kokum butter (that I FINALLY got around to ordering) on back order...No warning, it just wasn't in my shipment with a note that it will ship when its available. That was over a month ago. The soaps that I planned on using it in are almost ready to be packaged and labeled (without the Kokum obviously lol). Kind of annoying...why did they take payment for it if it wasn't available?

My soapy thing today is making new labels for my soaps and rewrapping some soaps that I had previously wrapped without the impulse sealer. The sealer makes such a big difference.

Gonna play around with recipes on Soapcalc. I really need a lower Olive Oil based vegan soap, for no reason other than I want a whiter base, but I also like the recipe that I am currently using as far as performance. I made a whole slab mold batch of "naked soaps" with nothing but my oils and white kaolin clay and I hate the old-fashioned tan look of them. It's not very appealing. They will probably get lighter with the cure, but I don't have high hopes.

I really really love my Lard Bars, but the lard doesn't have much label appeal either lol. So I went on a vegan soap kick last week...going back to lard as my main soaps. Vegans got a couple of batches out of me, now I'm done LOL. And I say that lightly because I used to be strictly vegan... no meat, dairy, or eggs even. I have converted back to only eating chicken and seafood, turkey lunchmeat LOL. And dairy. Go figure with the lunchmeat, I guess it's the saltiness. I dunno. No real rhyme or reason behind my diet other than I am the pickiest person on earth.

And I am still giggling over the phallic molds. I need those in my life LOL. I am already planning a girl party in my head featuring cock-tails and *** soaps. See what I did there :nodding:. Thank you for brightening my day @TashaBird
If I hadn’t seen it on the email notification from WS I would t have known and I’d have been mad!
the molds I used would not have been my choice, but they are hilarious! Especially with the way too realistic accidental skin color! Oh my!!! ☺
I’ll pm you a photo if you want.🤣
 
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