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Topic: CP/HP Soap Swap! SIGN-UPS CLOSED! 03/25/10 - 04/07/10 (Send out 05/12/10)  (Read 10281 times)
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« on: March 26, 2010 06:48:51 AM »

Alright guys and dolls, it’s that time of year again for the official soap swap! Please read all of the post before sending in your sign-up!

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Swap name: CP/HP Soap Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Nymeria
Sign-up date range: March 25 - April 7
Date to send item by:  May 12, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No, but it will be restricted to the continental N. America. Sorry, European soapers!

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

First off this swap is going to be restricted to cold process and hot process soaps only (your soap must be made with lye!!). No melt & pour, candles, lotions, lip balms, or crochet goodies. Sorry to say, but the last time we did this swap we ran into a few snafus by being too broad. Also, it’s very hard to judge what is equal to two bars of CP/HP soap.

Second, this swap will require you to send two (2) bars of soap to five (5) different people. That is a total of ten (10) bars of soap you will be mailing out. However it also means you will be receiving ten (10) bars of soap! How cool is that? We are also requesting that you send two different bars of soap. They don’t necessarily need to be a different recipe, but definitely different fragrances, e.g. one orange and one birthday cake, or whatever your heart fancies.

Third, make sure it is a soap recipe and FO/EO that you are comfortable working with. This swap should showcase your best work -- your “signature bars,” if you will -- not something you want to play with to see if it works. I say this only because of the relatively short crafting/curing time.

Fourth, we are allowing five (5) weeks for crafting/curing time. This gives you a week to soap, and four (4) weeks to cure. Please do not send soaps that you made two days before send-outs and have not yet cured.

Fifth, and finally, be sure to label your soaps in detail. It doesn’t have to be in scientific terms (e.g. sodium cocoate) but “lye, oil, fragrance oil” will not cut it. An example of a good label will be “water, sodium hydroxide, olive oil, palm oil, blue mica, Play-Doh fragrance oil.” I say this because most soapmakers became soapmakers because of skin sensitivities. Also, it’s just courteous! Smiley

Please be sure to post on here at least once after you send in your sign-up. Thanks and happy soaping!! Smiley

Questionnaire:

Name of Swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real Name:
Address, formatted for shipping:
Are you willing to ship outside the U.S.?:
Are you making CP or HP soap?:
Which two scents are you going to use? (this can be subject to change, but in order to keep with scent preferences, please let me know if it does change!):
Are there any oils to which you are allergic?:
Are there any scents that you will just die if you receive? (i.e. patchouli?):
Are there any colors or scents that bother your skin/sinuses?:
Do you understand you will be mailing five (5) separate boxes to five (5) different people?:
Do you understand you must craft immediately and let the soap cure for four (4) weeks?:
Are you totally excited?:

Partners:

Black = Not sent/not received
Blue = Sent
Purple = Received
Strikethrough = Sent/Received, pau hana!
Red = Overdue

1. Nymeria >>> RavingRosemary, twistedbeader, goatgoddess, mcook72677, smittenheart

2. MareMare >>> Lique, Nymeria, RavingRosemary, twistedbeader, goatgoddess

3. Lique >>> Nymeria, RavingRosemary, twistedbeader, goatgoddess, mcook72677

4. smittenheart >>>MareMare, Lique, Nymeria, RavingRosemary, twistedbeader

5. mcook72677 >>> Smittenheart, MareMare, Lique, Nymeria, RavingRosemary

6. RavingRosemary >>> twistedbeader, goatgoddess, mcook72677, smittenheart, MareMare

7. twistedbeader >>> goatgoddess, mcook72677, smittenheart, MareMare, Lique

8. goatgodess >>> mcook72677, smittenheart, MareMare, Lique, Nymeria

Quick FAQ:

How do I mail soap? The best way is either in a small-medium puffy mailer, or in a small flat-rate box.
Is it to okay to include other B&B goodies? Sure! If you have a lip balm or lotion that goes well with the soap theme, feel free to include it, too. Smiley

Happy Soaping!!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010 12:05:30 PM »

Ohhhh I so need to do this! planing on making goatmilk hp soap now that my does are starting to kid - so this is perfect timing! Smiley

I'll be back when I figure out what I'm making fragrance wise.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010 12:06:57 PM »

Ohhhh I so need to do this! planing on making goatmilk hp soap now that my does are starting to kid - so this is perfect timing! Smiley

I'll be back when I figure out what I'm making fragrance wise.

We'd love to have you! Anything made with goat milk is right up my ally!! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010 01:52:49 PM »

Woot!

I think I may do a chocolate truffle soap and my signature Shea Butter soap, which is unscented but has 60% unrefined shea butter, so it smells a bit earthy/nutty from that.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010 02:46:18 PM »

I have NEVER tried goats milk soap..I keep hearing about its awesomeness though Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010 02:48:34 PM »

I used to make it a lot, but my local supplier closed and now I can't get it fresh. Gosh it makes the creamiest darn soap you've ever used!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010 03:33:01 PM »

I love goat's milk soap! It was the first handmade soap I started buying before I made soap. I've only made it a couple times though, and with powdered goat's milk.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010 04:01:36 PM »

Woot!  I'm down with the soap swap! 

I think that I asked this last time we did this swap but I can't remember so I am going to ask again.  Do we have to send everyone the same fragrances?  This will probably be something that I ask in the next round too:)

Thanks for the germs Nymeria!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010 07:17:26 PM »

I will be using my secret ingredient for a creamy soap and I have to use this one for all my soaps. If I'm in your group you will find out what it is. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2010 07:20:24 PM »

I saw buffalo tallow soap too!! I find that interesting!!!
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