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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2010 03:06:28 PM »

Thanks for the links and photos, I think I'll just have to try this out myself and let you know how it goes! 
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010 04:59:14 PM »

OOO the oatmeal one looks yummy. This makes me want to go make some !! They look really rich and creamy...
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2010 07:36:09 PM »

Everywhere I turn, there is someone talking about soap making!!!

But, you know, having such experienced soap makers on Craftster, so generous with their knowledge and expertise, makes it a little less daunting for someone who would love to give it a try.
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2010 10:49:07 PM »

They look lovely, great first soaps!! My favourite is the oatmeal and honey  Smiley. I use milk cartons all the time for soap making, I find they're a great free alternative to expensive molds.

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In my limited experience with trying to make non-gel soaps, they need to be in individual molds, I just can't get the whole log to not gel (even sticking the log mold outside in the snow) and have gotten some ugly partial gels.
A sure way to have a whole log not gel is stick it in the freezer for 48+ hours! Put it in right away after pouring it in the molds and take it out a couple of days later, let thaw and cut (thawing is important or the soap will break and crumble). On a german soapmaking board I know people do this all the time with their goatmilk and/or honey soaps!

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I thought about using some blueberry tea (really strong brewed, purple/pink color) to color a batch, any experience with using brewed tea as a colorant?
Blueberry will turn brown, no matter at what stage in the process you add it! It'll turn brown while curing at the latest.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010 07:13:47 AM »

McJulie-O  You are right, there are tons of experienced soapers who are willing to lend a hand and offer advice, it's like having your own personal mentor, haha!

KayKay  Thanks for the info, glad I read this before I tried it out.  Not that there would be anything wrong with the soap, but it would save me some heartache as far as color goes.  I guess I'll just order some micas Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010 10:10:27 AM »

They look fab- I too have become a soap making addict and started out with Ohappyday's tut !

One note- mine used to get foamy on top until I began putting a lid on my wooden mold while it's in the oven. That helped- this also reminded me to not peek in the oven all the time-that peeking was causing temp. fluctuations that resulted in them doing all kinds of wonky things.

They look great- I've been wanting to try a coffee soap for my gardening friends- I'm glad to know about the smell dissipating.  Thanks for sharing !
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2010 04:11:19 PM »

So fun! I am just collecting equipment to try my first soap with a friend in a week. It's great to see you got such nice results the first time!
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2010 04:38:37 PM »

So fun! I am just collecting equipment to try my first soap with a friend in a week. It's great to see you got such nice results the first time!

Yay! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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