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Jelliebean
« on: July 11, 2009 08:17:04 AM »

  So I was too intimidated for the longest time to make actual soap from scratch. I was convinced that I, or my boyfriend, or my dogs, would end up covered in lye burns or my kitchen would be on fire. But a couple of weeks ago, after lots of research, I donned a raincoat, goggles, two pairs of rubber gloves, and some wellies, and made some soap!

   I used vegetable oil, olive oil, and crisco. It was all I had on hand. Getting it to trace took about three hours of stirring. Then I added some vanilla and cream cheese frosting scent. Here it is in its (ziploc container,) mold, all ready to harden!



    The really yummy cake scent faded really badly, but it's definitely my fault. I left them out in the air for three hours while I was stirring and then didn't cover the soap well enough while it was hardening. So It smells very faintly like vanilla now that it's finished. It looked really horrendous about three days in.



    I'm thinking the next batch I make, I'll make plain soap FIRST, and then a day or two later rebatch it to make sure the scent dosn't change. Especially since some of my favorite scents are 'not good for CP soap.'  It looks a lot less gross now that's it's all hardened and cured, but it's still pretty fugly-



     But it's real soap! It unfortuneately makes a really ugly brown lather, but I think I added too much fragrance/ didn't mix it well enough so it's all runny. But I've been using it in the shower and it's got a really nice, rich, silky lather and it's great for shaving. It's a little drying, cause I didn't add any supefatting ingredients, but it's real honest to goodness soap! I've been taking it to work and showing anyone who will stand still long enough, "Look! It really bubbles!" lol.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009 12:38:22 PM »

awesome...you are on your way to making loads and loads of soap..at least you'll be clean..haa!!

3 hours?? did you hand stir??

also be sure that the scent is body safe too..not just CP safe..

and superfatting isnt anything more that extra oils or 'fats' to your recipe so if you used a soap calculator usually its a default setting..

anywho..awesome work..I loved that you used a ziploc container as a mold..
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009 09:46:45 PM »

Thanks! I did hand stir it! My arms were so tired by the end, but at least they got a workout! I'm soo excited about making soap, I've been having so much fun! I've been way too scared to use anything but soap fragrances from brambleberry, so I know everything is skin safe, but it's tricky trying to figure out all this science. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009 02:29:18 PM »

im really intimidated by making soap too!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009 08:40:54 PM »

  It's not that bad! I've done it twice now!  Smiley
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