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Topic: Finally ! First Batch o' CP Soap !  (Read 1464 times)
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« on: August 09, 2009 07:55:00 AM »

I've been doing melt n' pour but this is my first batch of CP ! I'm so excited. This is from the recipie from the soap tutorial by o'happyday.(search site to find tut.) I'm going to attempt to attatch pictures.
This is the Basic Olive Oil soap recipie (w/ coconut oil)- the vegan recipie. Next time I'm going to add the lard so I can see the differences in how it processes. I was a little nervous about the measuring because it seemed that the scale switched from oz to grams in the middle of my measuring- but I think it turned out okay. Someone else mentioned that you may want to have an extra mold ready- I shoulda had it ready- I scrambled and came up with a small 'side-dish' for the extra. I was also impatient with how long it takes the lye-solution to cool down to temp.- I guess I should have realized that but anyway that was the longest part of the process. The soap smelled just fantastic even though it's 'unscented' the olive oil had a delicious fruity smell-made me want to bake bread next- but I was like 'hey my oven will be occupied for the next 15 hours' LOL. I was very curious about how long the whole process would take i.e. how long would my husband need to keep the children occupied in the back yard while I played around in the kitchen. For others needing to schedule their time so tightly I say give yourself an hour from set-up to clean-up. I did some basic cleaning and wiping down of surfaces while waiting for the lye-solution to cool down.  ANYWAY....I'm hooked !
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009 08:04:44 AM »

Awesome, it turned out great! I made the same exact recipe from the same tutorial last night, and I also plan on making the same recipe with lard soon. Cheesy Did yours come out really oily?

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009 04:59:43 PM »

I wouldn't say it came out oily - but it was certainly more soft than I expected. I'm guessing it will harden up as it cures. I'm interested in seeing how it turns out with the lard too- I'm thinking that I've read that it comes out firmer with the lard. We'll see. I've been reading so many of the posts and threads etc. that I think I'm getting some of my info confused in my head. But I'll certainly say I liked this tut. by o'happyday- something I could understand and work with- Woo Hoo ! I get easily confused.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 05:31:48 AM »

Awesome work! I just made my first 2 batches of CP soap on the weekend - it is very addictive, isn't it!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009 08:29:04 PM »

Looks great!

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009 05:15:24 PM »

"Tested" it out- It cleans like a champ. It is softer than I thought it would be though. I'm thinking that when I try it with the Lard it will be harder. (?)
Also just for fun ~ I tried re-batching some just to see how it would be compared to M&P. It never got liquid (unless impatience caught me just short of liquid state). But it was soft like butter- attempted to add some EO's and I smooshed them into my MP molds and waited. I unmolded them when they were firm (out of the freezer). They are REALLY soft though- I don't know if they will firm-up as the little bit of liquid evaporates.Huh?

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009 10:17:24 PM »

Those look really nice. I love making soap! Been a while, though. Off to search for that tutorial...

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