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« on: August 03, 2011 09:44:30 AM »

Hi everyone Smiley I've been busy cleaning my house as my MIL is coming into town for a visit today Smiley But I have taken the time to try out a few more soap recipes AND my wood soap mold that I made ^_^

To start off, this is my Oni (Demon soap)

It's a recipe that I will be tweaking. Cheesy (I love soaping!). Anyway, it's scented with Dragon's Blood FO and another spicy FO to give it a little kick (the Dragon's Blood needed it). I love this scent! So deeply masculine and great for a manly man! I did add a bit too much black oxide for colorant 'cause it has turned my lather a really light grey tint... so I will know better for next time Smiley I also need to figure out which of my oils is causing the weird marbling effect over the entire soap... I think it's the Palm Kernel flakes or the palm oil because they're the only oils I haven't used before... I find the marbling to be a bit distracting...

Pomegranate Lover soap

Made using shea and cocoa butters and Walmart GV Shortening along with my usual suspects, though my liquid content was 100% pomegranate juice. The brown color comes from the juice as the only other colorant I added was the light gold mica on top of the soap. This was fragranced with Champagne Pomegranate FO from Nature's Garden and Pomegranate and Black Currant FO from Bramble Berry.

Ninja soap

It blends in on your countertop and is quite unassuming... but watch out for its full of chapped skin fighting ingredients! Scented with Fresh Bamboo (love this scent) and also has Bamboo extract for some light exfoliating powers. My TD (white colorant) didn't get fully incorporated, sadly, and I'm still tweaking this recipe as well to get it where I would like it to be!

Castile in the Nude soap

My first Castile (all olive oil) soap. Nothing was added to this at all... so how did I get a swirl? I made two 1 lb batches- one using the lightest color olive oil I could find and the other using the darkest color olive oil I could find- and then simply swirled them together. I think next time, to get a nicer swirl I'm going to use a different ratio of soap other than a 1:1 dark to light... maybe a 2:1 ratio would get a better swirl? What do you think? Anyway, even though there's no added FO, this soap still smells prettily of olive oil with a slightly nutty after-scent ^_^ I really enjoy it!

And last, but not least, my wood mold!

It has 3 sections: 10", 5", and 6" respectively and I put it together using nails, hammer, and my quilting square ^_^;; But I must have done a good job squaring it off because my soaps slip out rather easily even if I can't take any of the sides off to make it easier to slide the soap out... altogether I think this mold cost me a whole $12- I just got three molds for 3x cheaper than I would have gotten one mold online! Woot! All four of the above batches were made using this soap mold and I tried out all three sizes Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011 10:08:56 AM »

What pretty soaps!  I rather like the marbling effect in the first one.  Makes it look like stone.  And what would be more manly then that, washing with stones?
And I love the olive oil soap, sounds like something I could actually use on my overly hyper sensitive skin Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011 11:04:19 AM »

Wow, love them, especially the first one! And you rocked that mold!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 10:20:11 AM »

Great job on making your first wood mold!  And that Oni soap is awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011 08:24:35 AM »

I love them all, but especially the Castille!  I also have super sensitive skin, and can't use anything with scents or additives, so I can't get pretty soap.  But yours I bet I could use!  Awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011 11:06:10 AM »

Great looking soap..I wouldn't know where to begin..Sounds like they all smell wonderful..
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011 06:56:56 PM »

I was scanning the page and the thumbnail for your Oni soap made me go, "Wow!"  Truly beautiful--I love the marbling (even if/maybe more because it's unintentional!).  V. clever castile swirl... I'm so impressed!   Even more than a ninja.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013 07:50:21 AM »


 Cheesy (I love soaping!).


Hi -  Love the soaps you've shown and would like to see more!

Thanks,
Jim

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