some questions about quick-pour soap...

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by redhen, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    is that what it is called?...its not the kind you need lye to make...can anyone help me out here?..i'd like to make some for christmas gifts...thanks, Wendy
     
  2. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is called melt and pour. I think you can get it at Hobby Lobby.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hey thanks!...i acually made my first batch a few days ago!..i love it!..thanks, wendy
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I have woindered what that was like. I have never tried it, just the kind you make with lye. I LOVE doing it, except for the little lye burns I ALWAYS seem to get on my wrists no matter how careful I think I am!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:i loved it!...i made mine a pretty pink colour...with a tiny bit of soap glitter in it and a pretty floral scent!..it only took like 5 minutes!...lol...i also bought Lavendar scent..and some small lavendar flowers i will add to my next batch..i also bought almond/honey scent...i will add a bit of ground up oatmeal and real honey to that one for a scrubbie type bar of soap...i also bought strawberry seeds(they sell them in the soap isle)..so, i'll also make a few bars with them in it....it really is fun!...i think i will make a x-mas scent one...just have to think of a good scent to use?...[​IMG]...

    i also want to try the lye soap..but..for now i'll stick with this...maybe after the holidays i'll try that also...
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Maybe a gingerbread scent or peppermint......or maybe even a sugar cookie??? Oh how the mind turns to naughty foods this time of year. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made the melt and pour soap for awhile. The soap was very nice, especially the goat's milk soap. I thought it would help me save money, but the bars did not last very long at all and I ended up spending more money than if I would have bought soap at the store.

    So I bit the bullet and made some good old fashioned lye and lard soap. The bars last a long time and they make my skin nice and soft.

    There is a fragrance oil called sweet lemon cookie (or something like that) and the scent is divine, I love it. I also really like peppermint.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks for the ideas guys!..and i think i will try the lye soap...someday soon...i'm just a bit nervous about it...[​IMG]..
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Oh don't be nervous....just very careful. I enjoy making it and the bars do seem to last forever. For some reason my boys seem to think it is soooooo cool when I make soap!!!!! [​IMG] Once you try it you will be hooked! I just bought the stuff to make a new batch. I need to get on that. [​IMG] This batch is going to be geranium scented and I am anxious to get it done. [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry, it took me about 6 months to work up the nerve to make lye soap. But it was much easier than I thought it would be.
     

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