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« on: March 19, 2011 04:46:05 PM »

I soaped last week.  The scents are Oatmeal Honey and Milk and Orange Dreamsicle.

The Oatmeal Honey was made with Brambleberry's scent.  It's natural colored by the discoloration.  It was really soap and crumbly when i cut it so i ended up rebatching half of the 5 pound log.  =/  Its cut into little guest sized bars.  smells wonderful.

The Orange Dreamsicle is made with an FO from some company who's name i've misplaced.  Its colored with annatto which makes a lovely orangey yellow.  I seeped my annatto seeds in olive oil for like a week.  It was 3/4 of a vitamin water bottle.

Both soaps are made with crisco, olive oil, and coconut oil.  Please ignore Yhetti in the pictures.  He's a Little Visitor who helped me with the soap making.





I'm making a few more batches of soap right now.  Well, i have a rebatch batch of the oatmeal honey and i have a loaf of oatmeal stout (BB) in.  That one is one i'm really excited about.  I used leftover guinness stout at my liquid.  BTW, even with leaving the open bottle out for 3 days, refridgerating it for a week and then nuking it in the microwave, it still wasnt 100% flat.  Make sure your beer is really really flat if you use beer as a liquid.  I had a bit of a volcano isue.  Luckily, i used a tall pitcher for my lye mix.  lol.  I'll post that one up when its ready for slicing.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011 05:14:54 PM »

That's a cool yellow that you got with the annatto seed. Orange dreamsicle sounds like it would be awesome!!

I wonder if all honey type fragrances discolor as I had a honey and nut also turn brown (been curing for a week and we still see my cocoa powder swirl, so hoping it doesn't get darker). The oatmeal in your sounds really lovely.

What do you use on the tops of your soaps to get the dimples? Is it something to prevent soda ash?
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011 05:17:41 PM »

Looks good!

I wonder if all honey type fragrances discolor as I had a honey and nut also turn brown (been curing for a week and we still see my cocoa powder swirl, so hoping it doesn't get darker). The oatmeal in your sounds really lovely.

If they have any vanilla in them at all they will discolor, and actual honey is a superheater so that makes the soap darker too. I used too much honey in a batch (pretty much ruined it) and it was almost black.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011 05:40:58 PM »

That's a cool yellow that you got with the annatto seed. Orange dreamsicle sounds like it would be awesome!!

I wonder if all honey type fragrances discolor as I had a honey and nut also turn brown (been curing for a week and we still see my cocoa powder swirl, so hoping it doesn't get darker). The oatmeal in your sounds really lovely.

What do you use on the tops of your soaps to get the dimples? Is it something to prevent soda ash?

Its bubble wrap.  I just wanted the texture on my soap.  It looks like a honeycomb on the oatmeal honey.

I dont know if all honey fragrances discolor but honey itself does because of the sugar content.  This particular FO is marked as discoloring by BB.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011 06:25:55 PM »

For the beer, you can boil the carbonation off. when I use beer as my liquid I put it in a pan on the stove, bring to a boil then simmer it for a good 15 minutes or so, let it cool. It should be as flat as flat gets then Smiley Only rarely do I have any issues with volcanic reaction LOL

Like MareMare said too...any FO with vanilla in it will discolor and turn brown Smiley

MareMare - I did that too once, used waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much honey and ended up with a soap loaf volcano, it overheated so much on me !!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011 07:57:38 PM »

MareMare - I did that too once, used waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much honey and ended up with a soap loaf volcano, it overheated so much on me !!

I had to scramble to try to hot process it and save it. It still turned out awful and it was a custom order, double batch. What a waste of all those ingredients! blech.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011 08:34:39 PM »

thanks!  i stole it out of my sister's room.  =)
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011 06:12:23 AM »

Honey does need to be used sparingly...lol. I did one HP style and since I trusted my formula to not come out of the crock pot...hmmm guess what happened with the honey batch?   Shocked
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