A new Hobby Soap making Love it

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by BamaChicken, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Gosh you are further along than I am Paula!!! I've got the 7 year old grandson, sometimes two of the other grandkids last week and this and believe it's hard enough remembering my name let alone to get my soap making items bought!!! I have that calgon take me away feeling! [​IMG]

    Looney toon time!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  2. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    Here is a picture of my banana soap. Sorry for the bad picture, took it with my phone.

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  3. alabama49

    alabama49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know if my newly made soap doesn't zap within 48 hours does that mean I can go ahead & use it or should I still wait 6-8 weeks to begin using it?
     
  4. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    I have used soap that I made after a week and it was ok but it doesnt last as long because it is not nearly as hard as it will be after cure. But wait just a little bit because the soap will get much better with time.
     
  5. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Well, I'm pretty sure that I just blended at too high a temp. It seems like it'll be ok. I guess I'll find out soon enough. I did the "zap test", and it didn't zap, so hopefully I'm good.

    Sandy, I've had the ingredients since last week, but haven't had time. I MADE time yesterday, and was glad I did. I really doesn't take much time to make a batch. I'll be going to pick up Zoe, my 9 year old, from school in a bit, and we'll make another batch this afternoon. She was not happy that I did this without her. I'm ordered dried Chamomile an also Lavender last week, and it's supposed to be in tomorrow. I can't wait, because I want to try Joy's Chamomile recipe when my order comes in. [​IMG]
     
  6. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    If it didn't zap it is fine [​IMG] It looked good in the picture, but you never know when you have wet spots. Good luck with the chamomile soap and post pictures when you can.
     
  7. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Well, I just finished another batch. I used the same recipe, but used Eucalyptus EO and oatmeal this time. Smells awesome!! I let my oils and lye water cool to right below 110 degrees, and the consistency was perfect this time. So, my problem had to be that I started blending too soon yesterday. This was more like it. Thanks for the help, guys!
     
  8. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    Glad to hear that it turned out!!

    Waits for pictures, lol.
     
  9. SunflowerChicks

    SunflowerChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been lurking! I have always wanted to make my own soap! I am learning alot and might just do it sometime soon!!
     
  10. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    Welcome!! Lurk anytime!

    Ok I did my two batches today. Ended up starting with the OMH in a drawer slab. Yummy!! Smells soooo good. Added some ground oatmeal for texture, but that's all. Looked pretty smooth and nice when I covered it. Then did the chamomile. Used a loaf mold I couldn't resist to try an in the pot swirl. Used green chrome oxide. We'll see..... It looked pretty good when I covered it up.

    Morgaine - that looks almost just like banana nut bread! Yum!
     

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