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« on: December 17, 2009 08:18:42 AM »



I've been slowly gathering all the hardware for a few months now. I bought the Everything Soapmaking book and have been stalking online forums and obsessively reading about the cold process. Last week I got lye and fragrances in the mail and last night I finally got to sit down and make my first batch of cold process soap. The recipe I used was 16oz each of coconut oil, lard and olive oil and 2oz of castor oil. 7.4 (I think, I don't have the recipe right in front of me.) of lye with 15 oz of water. It came to trace so quickly and smoothly that I thought that surely I was doing something wrong and getting a false trace and that I would mess it up, somehow and someway. Cheesy But I poured it into the mold at a thick trace, teased the top with a spatula to get the lovely texture that I adore and wrapped it up before I went to bed. This morning, just 12 hours after having poured it, I took it out of the mold and cut it. No crumbles! The boyfriend and I decided to be brave and test it with a small piece we'd trimmed off one end and it's LOVELY. I can't imagine how amazing this soap will be when it's gotten a chance to cure!

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I owe ohhappyday a huge thank you because without the tutorial she posted up, I don't think I would have gotten obsessed. Cheesy Thank you for helping me be able to tell my doctor that yes, I have been losing sleep....because of soap. Hee hee hee.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009 08:33:38 AM »

OMG!! I get soo excited every time someone posts their first batch of soap..

how lovely..great job..what scent was it??

if its lovely now..wait til its REALLY done..itll be fab-o..

I love that tute too for people that are VERY visual that tute is superb..

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009 08:47:08 AM »

This is awesome!  It is really cool to see a new soaper get so excited about their first batch.  I see a lot of soapmaking in your future!
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009 09:59:12 AM »

DEFINITELY a lot of soapmaking in the future. lol We're hooked.

This one was unscented, to help keep things uncomplicated. I just finished pouring a batch into the mold that's Cucumber Mint, and we're about to do another batch that's scented like "Santa's Pipe" (cherrywood, vanilla, raspberry and tobacco) that I'm going to add oat flour and honey to at trace. :3 Wheeee! Ha ha. Waking up this morning and running downstairs to unmold and cut, it was like freaking Christmas. But I am pretty prone to getting overexcited about crafting. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009 11:28:26 AM »

Woot! That looks gorgeous hon! Yay for another one brought to the soapmaking side!  Grin
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