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« on: January 27, 2012 03:11:25 PM »



This soap of mine came out great, although I wasn't too happy with the colors. Although Ann-Marie Faiola said she thought the colors looked 'retro,' so that made me feel a lot better about it! I absolutely LOVE the scent combo.

I used Anne-Marie's 'Lots of Lather' recipe to make it, resized for my 4.5 lb mold. Here's the recipe:

28.15 oz (798 g) Palm Oil
28.15 oz (798 g) Olive Oil
3.50 oz (99 g) Castor Oil
7.95 oz (225 g) Sodium Hydroxide
19.15 oz (542 g) Water
1.75 oz (49 g) SweetCakes True Rose FO
2.0 oz (57 g) Wholesale Supplies Pluss Wild Honeysuckle FO
1 tsp Wholesale Supplies Pluss Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder
2 tsp Brambleberrys Electric Bubblegum Colorant

I'm getting a little bit better at the aesthetics of soap!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012 06:15:05 PM »

It looks to me like you did a great job! 
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012 06:19:18 PM »

Thank you!  Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012 08:19:36 AM »

Lovely!  Did you have any issues with the rose scent thickening/curdling the batch?  I love all rose scents, but I'm a little leery of what it can do to the batter..

This is great, I think the colors are beautiful Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012 07:39:35 AM »

It's interesting that you ask that, Mandyhello, because the first time I used the scent, it did rice on me (although fairly mildly, it wasn't evident in the finished soap). This time I had no problems with ricing, though, and I think the reason is because I soaped at a much lower temperature -- the first time I soaped at 110, and the second time (this time) I soaped at 90. I've found that I have much better results, overall, if I'm patient and wait 'til everything gets to about 90.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012 08:26:07 AM »

I've been teaching myself to be patient and let everything get to almost room temperature these days..  I try to mix the lye and water and just walk away for a while.  Same with the melted oils.  Ok, thanks, I'll give it a shot!  I love all those floral scents.. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012 01:37:47 PM »

So pretty! It looks great with all the florals! I have a disastrous floral ricing pic around here somewhere!
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012 07:39:08 AM »

It looks beautifully done. I really like the colors too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012 09:58:02 PM »

Looks great..Bet it smells wonderful..I'm too chicken to try soapmaking..Seems dangerous...
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oh my I bet it smells heavenly. Two of my most favorite fragrances......
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