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« on: March 22, 2011 09:02:39 PM »

 I normally make CP soap..but I'm blaming the whole state of TX for NOT being able to consistently make a decent bar of soap..bwahahaha!

 sooo..I thought I would dive into the world of HP..and about 3 weeks ago the ONLY HP I knew about was the electronics company..soo through LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of video watching and reading tutes til I couldnt read tutes no more..I decided to make my first batch..which now has been about 5 batches ago Smiley

 heres the fruits of my first labor..



 I was quite surprised at how smooth it came out as far as a finished bar..I was thinking it was going to be rougher..but aside from the top being more textured than I usually get I am quite pleased at how awesome it was to make!

 I used my crockpot and all in all the process took about an hour or so-which was weird because some of the tutes I've seen said something like 3-5 hours  Shocked

 anywho..its scented with 'the little black dress' scent from aroma haven..which BTW is a company that I am currently in love with..after a few debacles with other suppliers and scent issues this company has so far been VERY consistent with how their scent perform and I've been super happy with their goodies-I've found a new love of 'Strawberry Musk'..OMG!! why is it that the ones that you buy as a 4oz bottle are the ones that you fall in love with.. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011 09:15:10 PM »

Very nice! It looks lovely!  I'm going to try this process someday....
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011 10:46:09 PM »

Looks awesome smitten!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011 07:55:18 AM »

I normally make CP soap..but I'm blaming the whole state of TX for NOT being able to consistently make a decent bar of soap..bwahahaha!

 

lol!  I was doing that too!  i kept getting these stupid loaves of crumbly soap that wouldnt slice neatly.  And i was getting mad at houston for being stupid and humid and hot and gross and probably messing up my recipes.  then i tweaked the recipe to include more olive oil and less crisco, and started standing on a stool when i slice the soap so i have more leverage.  presto!  clean slices!  lol

Im looking for more scents so thanks for the heads up on that company!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011 10:58:52 AM »

It looks amazing! I bet it smells heavenly!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011 12:09:46 PM »

Right on, it looks fabulous! I love it when everything works out. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011 09:54:35 AM »

It's beautiful, Smitten!  And now you're giving me fragrance envy....

Ug, I've had crumbly soaps, too.  I hate it.  Congrats on finding a fix, icebyrd!
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