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« on: April 08, 2013 01:07:23 PM »



This batch of soap was made with vegetable, coconut and palm oil and coloured naturally with paprika. A chilli and vanilla essence was added for the scent and then I used a pillar to do a marble effect. I hadn't done this before and I think it turned out ok. It smells lovely and has lovely big bubbles!

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013 01:11:41 PM »

Ooh I like it! How does it smell? I'm trying to imagine what those would smell like together and failing Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013 01:36:59 PM »

It's a hard smell to describe but it is nice, sort of fresh but zingy, not too sweet like some vanilla scents can be....think the paprika adds to the smell too. I found an avacado and orange scent recently too...which is odd, lol x
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013 08:37:35 PM »

These look almost edible in their creaminess.  Your choice of fragrance is an interesting combination.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013 06:22:49 AM »

Very nice looking! 

I'm jealous!  I have not learned to do swirls yet... I'm still a novice melt & pourer.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013 10:48:45 PM »

What do you mean 'used a pillar' for the marble effect??  Sounds interesting.

Have the soaps darkened on you yet due to the vanilla??  Did the pinky-peach color survive the vanilla discoloring??

Are you still experimenting with your oils selections for your soap recipe??  Have you ever tried lard??  Make a batch substituting your palm oil with lard (recalculate lye amount).  Viva la difference!  Once I made this change 14 years ago and handed the soap out to my testers, I've not looked back and have not used palm oil since then

I'm jealous!  I have not learned to do swirls yet... I'm still a novice melt & pourer.

You can do swirls with M&P!!  Also, look into M&P soap gems ... beautiful creations!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013 12:28:44 PM »

Sounds like my kind of scent. It is a pretty swirl, too.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013 05:44:18 AM »

I like the idea of that scent.  Sounds like it could be really lovely!  The soap itself looks pretty too.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013 06:22:06 AM »

Pretty swirls! I wish I had smell-o-vision whenever I come to the B & B section of craftster!  Cheesy
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