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« on: August 31, 2009 11:10:03 AM »

Love This FO- Cashmere Woods from wholesalesuppliers - but I learned a lot- Like when the Tut says 'put in oven and don't peek' it means- DON'T PEEK Already....I wish I had a light in my oven...The soap did not stay insulated and it gelled in the middle. Then- I can't believe I did this (in my defense the house was full of guests that just arrived to stay a week and I was rattled) I actually put it back in the oven to see if it would firm- up- DUH- basic science here girl- the soap bars got all 'slouchy' on me - I cut away the outside edges that were melted looking and got small square bars. I re-batched the scraps into MP molds. The re-batch is not so pretty- the swirls lost their appeal in the re-batch. This was also my first attempt at swirls- I liked them before I ruined them. All is not lost they still smell FANTASTIC ! I'll attempt to do this same recipie again but with out all the peeking and we'll see what happens.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009 02:41:02 PM »

The swirls look pretty! I think you learn from every batch!

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009 12:11:59 PM »

soap is soap..

and YES..I think EVERY batch teaches you something..sometimes good sometimes not so good things Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009 01:57:57 PM »

Were you doing CPOP?

I like the color combo Smiley
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 10:58:02 AM »

I ALWAYS peek Smiley Can't help it.

I wish I could smell the soap, it looks like it has nice texture and the color is nice...


« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009 11:47:07 AM »

Yes it was a CPOP batch. The colors were a riot ! I used green food coloring- (I know, I know- don't use food coloring- couldn't wait for my 'approved dyes" to come in the mail) The green food coloring turned Maroon ! ha it was most beautiful the olive green from the olive oil and the Maroon- but alas the Vanilla turned it very dark brown thought it does still have some small maroon streaks. Learning Learning Learning- and having lots of fun.

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009 05:02:10 AM »

The light in my oven is broken so I use a flashlight for checking things without needing to open and stick my head in there Tongue You could try that perhaps?
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