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« on: June 08, 2010 12:37:01 AM »

Hello all... Im pleased to present my second ever cp soap batch and first time swirl attempt! I think it went pretty well! Despite not checking if the cup I measured the lye in was totally dry and therefore its probably more superfatted than I intended...

My bf also made me a wooden log soap mold that is adjustable, so it can make up to 1.5kgs or 54 ounces of soap... I thought that was pretty nifty of him so I thought I would share that too.

I scented with lime EO


Heres the mold, the block that goes in as the end of the mold is held on by a 2 inch clamp and as you can see from the success of the above batch - it works! Oh and I used baking paper as freezer paper isnt sold here and that seemed to be suitable too.


I just had to include this pic of him sanding it down (cos I think he looks cute) hehe
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010 01:19:45 AM »

Fabulous swirl! What a nice boyfriend, the mold looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010 05:50:10 AM »

That's awesome, especially for a first-time swirl.  Congrats!  Love the adjustable mold, too... my boyfriend made my wooden mold for me, but it's not adjustable.  Maybe I'll show him your pic.  Wink

Nicely done, all around!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010 06:28:12 AM »

Aren't boyfriends awesome! I think he was pretty proud of it.

I can't stop looking at my soap! Is that weird? lol Is it weird that I have a photo of it as my phone's background? 
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010 07:54:02 AM »

Very nice. Some day I want to try this, doesn't look too hard. Your boyfriend is awesome to make you that mold - great idea to have it adjustable.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010 06:01:06 PM »

lovely job...
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