A new Hobby Soap making Love it

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

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Paddock Joy gave me some soap and I was hooked. She gave me a recipe and supply list and that was in Sept last year. I quickly got on line and read up and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Buff here is that site where I bought the Chamomille Flowers. They also have lavender
    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wholchamflow.html
     
  2. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a supply list and an easy recipe for us beginners they would be willing to share?
     
  3. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Julie! Going there now!

    The fig soap is beautiful BTW. Can't wait for my stuff to come in!! ( imagine sing-songy voice here)
     
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  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That was going to be my next question too. Please, please, please. I'd love to make some soap.
     
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Here is a test batch Recipe that I use for 2 lb of soap
    10oz of Coconut Oil
    10oz of Olive Oil
    10 oz of Palm Oil
    2 oz of Castor Oil

    11.5 oz water
    4. 4 oz of Lye

    I add one oz ofShe butter melted at Trace. If you don't know what trace it Google soap trace and go to about.come. They have a very good tutorial and a good small recipe

    Never add water to lye. Always add lye to water

    I generally combine mine when the oils and they lye are within 10 degrees of each other. About 100 to 110 degrees.
     
  6. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to get supplies and try this.
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I would love to make soap! I just about died when you said Bergamot and Tea, then I noticed the coconut lol,,,, I'm allergic! Someday I will learn how!
     
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I am sure you could find another oil if you are allergic to Coconut. Maybe try lard in place of it.. I mixed two fragrances together in the Coconut/Lime was one and the Bergomot and white tea another.
     
  9. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Got chamomile and also some lavender ordered. How have you used lavender?? I was thinking maybe lavender and vanilla??

    See this is why I was hesitant to get started. I cant go simple I jump in with both feet. All out! Hahhaah
     
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  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I've made one not very successful batch of soap, and I'll try more; but I'd like to share a mold idea that I found. Hobby Lobby and Micheal's both have unpainted wood objects that you can decorate. I found a lidded wooden box at one of them that made a perfect soap mold. I think the box is about 9 x 12 inches and about 4 inches deep. It is labeled as a "decoupage memory box". It only cost about $7, so it is a bargain.
     

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