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Stress-testing my M&P-ification protocol for CP soap (left: original CP soap, right: fused with propylene glycol, xylitol, glycerol, and isomalt).

I start to like the clarity, yet I have to pay the price for the low palmitic/stearic content in a weird jelly candy-like texture. Palm and cocoa are not the answer, I'll have to ramp up hydrogenated canola even further next time.

And yes, those are lovely mini-chocolate bar moulds (4 g each)! 🥰
 

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See what happens. My commitment to keeping up with this thread has resulted in having to skip about 10 pages. Resolution fail! I mixed a lye solution this morning so it would be cool and ready for a galaxy soap attempt for the challenge this month. I just got home from visiting my grandbaby and it's not a good time for me to make soap now. Oh well. I had soapy intentions. That must count for something!
 

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It may not look perfect but at least I know it’ll be good soap. 🤪 Salvaged the embeds that didn’t come out great and smooshed into balls instead. Because a good amount of embeds that failed never made it into the soap (could only fit so many balls into this batch), these are considerably shorter bars than usual.
 

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Ya gotta eat it with sweet hot, runny custard to make it good. It's a very tart taste. Actually - hubby has a yummy pie recipe with strawberries and rhubarb.
Soapy thing: here's my Watermint and Clementine soap cut today. Disappointed in my drop swirl as the batter got thicker and thicker : (
Great color combo there and the drop swirls better than any I've attempted! Okay, I'll be vulnerable and admit my ignorance here. I think of rhubarb as a United States Midwestern thing. It is in New Zealand too?! Yes,, tart rhubarb calls out for ice cream. My niece will pull it out of the ground and eat it. She's now grown but has done this since toddlerhood.
 

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Figured out that keeping a pot of water at a low boil in my soap shack raises the humidity high enough to be able to make bathbombs!😍 This makes me happy because I recently purchased a few (okay, 7😬) used but like new molds for my press!😊 and have been itching to put them to the test! I made donuts and whoopie pies as well as C.B.D. infused rounds, some hearts and some mini-rounds. 😍
 

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Great color combo there and the drop swirls better than any I've attempted! Okay, I'll be vulnerable and admit my ignorance here. I think of rhubarb as a United States Midwestern thing. It is in New Zealand too?! Yes,, tart rhubarb calls out for ice cream. My niece will pull it out of the ground and eat it. She's now grown but has done this since toddlerhood.
I grew up in Upstate NY and it grew wild in our backyard. I’d hack a piece off and eat it raw. Sometimes with salt or sugar, but most often as-is.
 
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I use 1 tsp PPO
I’ll have to see what that weighs. I‘ve been using %2 PPO.

It was pull through prep madness today. I finally have enough supplies to prep a few batches at once. I’m wondering if all 4 columns will fit in my bucket with the heated blanket. I hope they will!
Oils, lye, additives, EOs, colors, bottles lined, and tips taped. Just have to pic my plates tomorrow!
Also, testing a new recipe to accommodate softer tallow. So, two old faithful, and two new recipe.
 

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You're welcome! I think I need to make rhubarb applesauce next year. I use it in savory dishes, too. I made a chicken dish made with rhubarb and didn't tell my husband that it was the secret ingredient. He loved it! It disintegrates into the sauce and mellows as it cooks down. Skillet Chicken With Rhubarb Recipe
I love this rhubarb tangent, and that it started from the turkey rhubarb root powder discussion. ☺
 

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Great color combo there and the drop swirls better than any I've attempted! Okay, I'll be vulnerable and admit my ignorance here. I think of rhubarb as a United States Midwestern thing. It is in New Zealand too?! Yes,, tart rhubarb calls out for ice cream. My niece will pull it out of the ground and eat it. She's now grown but has done this since toddlerhood.
We love rhubarb cobbler with raspberries and homemade vanilla ice cream...recipe compliments of Ben and Jerry's 1st recipe book.

Made a batch of ZNSC today - I use real sea water in mine. Scented with Palmarosa, Sweet orange and patchouli Eos, uncoloured.
We love rhubarb cobbler with raspberries and homemade vanilla ice cream...recipe compliments of Ben and Jerry's 1st recipe book.
Made a batch of ZNSC today - I use real sea water in mine. Scented with Palmarosa, Sweet orange and patchouli Eos, uncoloured.
I should be getting the ingredients tomorrow to make a batch of ZCS and am wondering if it causes acceleration with any EO or FO's. I am mostly using this in goat's milk soap. Thanks for any advice, will be making my first batch in almost 8 years in a few days, am a little nervous, things have changed a lot!
 

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Stress-testing my M&P-ification protocol for CP soap (left: original CP soap, right: fused with propylene glycol, xylitol, glycerol, and isomalt).
So just out of curiosity and in simple non scientific terms.... you are testing/taking a cp soap recipe and making it into melt and pour-able soap? That's pretty cool and good luck to you! I've never used melt and pour, but sometime curious about it!
 

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I’m going to make a white soap now inspired by white soap by Obsidian that is just lovely. Not sure if I will use TD or not. Maybe not.
 
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