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Bitter Sweet Girl
« on: March 05, 2008 01:20:09 AM »

Hello!  Grin

I've just started with this soap making thing and these are my first glycerin soaps.
I've used only high quality glycerin, colourant and fragrances.
I'm quite happy with how they turned out. I have given them all away to friends and family only kept the coffee and mint one.
I seem to notice that it is not very moisturising... do you have any suggestions on what to add to glycerin? Maybe a bit of Shea butter?

Thanks for looking and please leave me some feedback. What do you think?  Cheesy

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Seaweed fragance:


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Honey and Oatmeal:


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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 01:23:22 AM »

those are beautiful!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 01:37:20 AM »

aww, i saw the primary photo and thought this would have been a jello thread!!! but alas it was only soaps, sigh.. Undecided they do look great by the way!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 01:46:12 AM »

Yes, me too, I thought jello!
They look great, all of them, and especially the green jello one...
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 07:41:15 AM »

I haven't started making soaps yet, but I definitely want to. Yours turned out beautifully! I'm curious about the moisturizing factor, too. Perhaps a different base? I hope someone helps us both on this one!
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 08:20:43 AM »

Oh my those are beautiful! I really love the rosemary and the oatmeal ones.

There are lots of things you can add to increase the moisturizing properties of the soaps: shea butter as well as cocoa butter are defintely good. Also, avacado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil are just to name a few. You can also add things like aloe vera juice/gel for more moisture + soothing, clay for purifying (like a mask), or ground apricot kernels for exfoliation.

Hope that helps Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 03:10:53 PM »

thanks for your comments!

Valdorsha, I will try your suggestions as I have bought some sweet almond oil today Cheesy Thank you for your help.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 03:19:34 PM »

*just a note, all bar soap is technically glycerin soap, it is an ingredient necessary for lather but different soaps have differnet amounts of glycerin*

what brand of m&p are you working with? i ask this because some brands take additives better than others

if you intend on making clear soap, you cant add much in the way of additives, because they will cloud the soap

if you have white or opaque soaps then you can add any number of things, shea butter being one of them for sure...also, most moisturizing oils (and other specialty oils like Neem, which is great for acne or coconut oil, which leaves a soft feel)

also, when adding particlulate matter, some can be more scratchy than exfoliating, and everyone handles it differently...my friend loves the tea soap i made, but it scratched me up, and i didnt like it. its all a matter of taste
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 09:12:28 PM »

Those are so pretty and look good enough to eat.  I'm am becoming so addicted to this board.   I have known about it for yrs. but am just now seeing how much there is too it!

Thanks so much for sharing!
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Bitter Sweet Girl
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 03:51:59 AM »

*just a note, all bar soap is technically glycerin soap, it is an ingredient necessary for lather but different soaps have differnet amounts of glycerin*

what brand of m&p are you working with? i ask this because some brands take additives better than others

I am using pure glycerin, maybe that is why it is not the most moisturizing...
but I am planning to buy some soap base, not 100% glycerin.

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if you intend on making clear soap, you cant add much in the way of additives, because they will cloud the soap

if you have white or opaque soaps then you can add any number of things, Shea butter being one of them for sure...also, most moisturizing oils (and other specialty oils like Neem, which is great for acne or coconut oil, which leaves a soft feel)

also, when adding particlulate matter, some can be more scratchy than exfoliating, and everyone handles it differently...my friend loves the tea soap i made, but it scratched me up, and i didnt like it. its all a matter of taste

I don't mind if the soaps don't turn out very clear, for now I am just experimenting and seeing where I can go from here.
thank you very much for your help.
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