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Topic: Rose Jasmine Soap - In a Pringles Can!  (Read 5291 times)
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« on: April 06, 2010 06:13:26 PM »

This is my second batch of lye soap (using ohhappyday's tutorial and smittenheart's awesome advice to use paprika as coloring!  My first batch of soap was REALLY REALLY hard to unmold (no seriously...  really hard), so this time I tried something new and used pringles cans for the molds:







(obviously a few of the bars came out a little wonky, but I don't have a soap cutter, so I did the best I could.  the two pieces at the very bottom of the can stuck a little too, you can see the result of that on the far left).






They smell so good, I can't wait to use them!  I was trying to make them look like this link from the Pioneer woman:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeandgarden/2010/02/seattle-sundries-soap/

Next time I'll be more careful with my cutting technique, but I'm pretty happy for now.  I just used cleaned out pringles cans, and peeled them away to unmold.  Next time I'll line the very bottom with a little circle of parchment paper or something, but I had literally no trimming/waste using the cans! 

Thanks for looking Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010 08:09:53 PM »

I think it looks great! Pringles cans not only make nice, round soaps, but it's good recycling too! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010 12:32:00 AM »

Oooh Pringles cans! What a good idea! How many did you use?

Rose jasmine sounds like it would smell pretty Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010 01:21:14 AM »

Ooh looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010 06:13:11 AM »

Oooh Pringles cans! What a good idea! How many did you use?

I didn't notice until I started pouring the soap that I had two different sized pringles cans (I'm smart like that hehe).  I filled one "super stack" to about an inch from the top and filled another normal can to about half (it was a two pound recipe).  I ended up with 12 bars that are about 2 inches thick each, but I also made a single bar of baby soap for a friend of mine before adding the coloring and scent.  After they set up, I just used scissors to cut the can at the top, and it peeled away really easily!

Thanks for the nice comments everyone Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010 07:18:30 AM »

Oh man, that sounds heavenly, and they look fantastic.  I love your swirls!  The mold, too.  My sister is a Pringles fiend--I'm going to have to ask her to step it up.  Grin

Is the smell just to die for?  Mmm....
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010 12:07:18 AM »

great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010 05:00:07 AM »

Oh Ive never heard of a super stack! Maybe they dont sell them here... Or maybe Ive never noticed (my bf always makes us rush through grocery shopping... he gets all cranky pants). I actually only noticed last week that the usual place we shop at sells lye! After weeks of wondering where I would be able to get some... Im a dingbat!
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2010 06:06:20 AM »

Is the smell just to die for?  Mmm....

Actually, I used two ounces of essential oil (one of rose, one of jasmine) but the smell isn't very strong on this batch Sad  I'm learning that some essential oils just do a better job in lye than others.  It's a light scent, but what's there is amazing Cheesy 

I used the first bar today, it has great lather, and I don't even notice the paprika (other than the lovely color).  I think next batch I'm going to try ginger bergamot with turmeric coloring..

Do I have to buy FO ginger or does that exist in natural form?  Can I just boil some ginger in water and add that to the lye?  I'm still working on "rules" hehe Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010 06:46:42 AM »

Two ounces and the scent is faint?  Goodness!  How large is your batch?  I usually do between 15-20 mL for a three-pound batch, and it's pretty fragrant.

Ginger EO is a real thing!  I've got some, and while I love it in the end product, the smell of it curing or in raw soap makes me feel a little ill (I CPOPed a ginger batch once and had to leave the house).  It's always worth it, though--the soap ends up smelling awesome.  People describe it as being sort of woody, but I feel like it smells warm and, well, gingery.
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