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« on: February 01, 2010 03:25:36 PM »

After months of lurking on this board and looking at soapmaking books, I finally made soap!! Smiley It's a 2 lb. olive/coconut/palm/castor mix I found in one of Susan Cavitch's books. I was a bad person and put FO in my first batch...mainly because I figured that no one in my house would use it unless it smelled good. It was sooo worth it though - mango and papaya...Cheesy Anyways, enough rambling; here's some pics!

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Can't wait to make more...!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 06:49:21 PM »

Hooray for first time soapage!  Congratulations on a lovely-looking batch!  I'll bet it smells wonderful, too.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010 06:51:00 PM »

This looks really nice  Smiley

I've kinda been wanting to make some soap (read, wanting to start something even though my mega-quilt isn't done), but I haven't learned yet.

It could be nice to have some to take to college next year, plus I could make some Mother's Day gifts too (two grandmas and my mom has four sisters Cheesy)
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 07:30:48 PM »

It looks great, congratulations! Cavitch's book is one of my favorites, still. And I'm a bad person, I scented my first batch, too. Wink

Welcome to the soaper club, I look forward to seeing more fabulous creations! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 10:20:53 PM »

Congrats on your first soap! I bet it smells delicious! Have fun using it after curing...you'll never want to use anything else ever again but handmade soap (I know I don't!)  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 09:29:11 AM »

what did you use as a mold??

awesome job!

mango and papaya..mmm..
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010 03:40:27 PM »

Thanks everyone Smiley

I used an old cardboard box as a mold - you can kind of see it in the top of the first picture.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 03:09:44 AM »

Awesome! Welcome to the dark side. And there's nothing wrong with scenting your first batch Wink
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