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21  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Fall Soap Time on: October 26, 2012 05:13:10 AM
Wow those all look great!  I second the "what fragrances" question Smiley
22  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Pumpkin Soap :) on: September 22, 2012 07:23:34 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments everybody Smiley  I just made a second batch because the first one sold out in literally a week yay!

60 oz olive oil
30 oz coconut oil
30 oz palm oil
1 pumpkin beer boiled down
almost a whole can of chilled pumpkin puree
16.8 oz lye
33 oz water

7 oz pumpkin pie spice FO
2 oz cinnamon leaf EO
1/2 oz snickerdoodle FO

The snickerdoodle darkened it, but I like the scent better Smiley

23  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Ryuk Costume on: September 19, 2012 10:08:23 AM
So freaking awesome!  Blogged on my library website here:

http://www.delawarelibrary.org/blog/awesome-halloween-costume
24  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Our Home and Native Land on: August 31, 2012 10:00:49 AM
Nice job!  Thanks thanks for Trailer Park Boys, Canadians!  Cheesy
25  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Colorful Greeting Cards! Rubber stamping like a boss. on: August 24, 2012 05:17:26 AM
Wow, the dog made me laugh out loud Smiley  Your art style is great, and I love the colors you chose!
26  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Pumpkin Soap :) on: August 22, 2012 04:12:38 AM
After a week or two, the color has darkened some, but it's still the color of pumpkin pie.  I'm going to make a second batch, this time I think I'll add more pumpkin puree and some kind of a buttery scent to go with the pumpkin spice.  The scents I added on their own are just pure spice.  Which is nice, but I think most people think richness when they think of pumpkin too.

Anyway, thanks for the nice comments everybody Smiley
27  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Pumpkin Soap :) on: August 15, 2012 05:56:09 AM
I've had a lot of requests for a pumpkin soap, so I made a big batch last week!  It's the basic olive/palm/coconut oil mix, and I added 8 ounces of pumpkin puree, pumpkin beer, cinnamon leaf EO, and BB's pumpkin spice FO Smiley





Closeup of the top (I sprinkled it with Pumpkin Pie spice):





Right now the Cinnamon leaf is a little overpowering, and it's more spicy that buttery for sure, but I like it.  The great thing is it makes your hands smell like cinnamon for like 2 hours after you use it!  Happy Fall everybody Cheesy
28  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Superhero Support Team! Original artwork inspired by Comics on: July 28, 2012 06:17:49 AM
I love how many accountants Tony Stark needs Smiley  Great job, these are hilarious!
29  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: James Bond Soap Fail? on: July 08, 2012 11:24:16 AM
Man, I really thought they had a loaf mold inside another box to catch drips or something :-/   Shoot!  I still think I just didn't cut the dividers straight enough, the base was going everywhere.. 

The only reason I added the vodka is because it's James Bond soap haha..  doesn't do a thing for the soap, good or bad.  I divided up the batch after I added the coconut milk and vodka so I could do the colors.  So the white side had:

base
vodka
coconut milk
Lemon EO

the colored sides had:

base
vodka
coconut milk
FO's

I wondered about the vodka, but it was in the white base, and it acted totally normal.  I boiled it down to almost nothing and added it at trace anyway..  when I added the drakkar, the base changed color slightly right away and I could see it ricing.  ergh :-/

What was muppet poop soap?!  I need pictures haha Smiley
30  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / James Bond Soap Fail? on: July 08, 2012 06:19:21 AM
Ok, I wanted this soap to look like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AuhRjqedPU

Ummmmm instead it looks like this :-/





Sigh...

James Bond Soap:

70 oz olive oil
40 oz Coconut oil
40 oz Palm Oil

1 can coconut milk
32 oz water
22.17 oz lye

4 oz BB Drakkar Noir FO
4 oz Lemon EO
2 oz BB Juniper Breeze FO

1 shot of Vodka, boiled
Activated Charcoal
Red Brick Oxide


So everything's good until I add the drakkar noir..  it instantly rices, but I blend the sh$t out of it, and it goes smooth again..  the dividers in the loaf molds weren't flat enough, and wouldn't keep the light trace white on its side...  meanwhile, we tried to do a column swirl in my square mold, and that failed too..  because in the meantime, the colors with the drakkar noir and juniper scents had MASSIVELY THICKENED.. we're talking peanut butter 5 minutes after mixing in the scent...  so I panicked and just threw the colors together.. 

Also, the red pigment didn't mix in very well, and there are some spots of pigment that didn't integrate...  this is going to dye my skin right?  Like I can't sell this now?  I made 11 lbs, I hope it's salvageable :-/

At least it smells good, sigh..
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