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Jan. 5th, 2012 12:01 pm
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[personal profile] raynedanser posting in [community profile] soap
I have just made up the batch of lavender soap and may I just say....

Though toxic waste green/yellow again, as before, it is also the best batch I have done yet? I doubled it this time, for one thing, hoping for a bigger batch once I removed it from the mold. This is also the first batch I've done that I've had my new immersible mixer from my mom for. At the end, I also added the lavender essential oil just before pouring it.

Oh my! It traced beautifully. So excited. It was so thick and gloppy when I poured it into the mold and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I also lined the mold this time, first time doing so, so it will be easier to remove & cut when the soap is still soft. I hope.




Cross posted to: [community profile] soap, [community profile] simply_soap & my personal journal.

Date: 2012-01-05 10:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
woo, congratulations! <3

Date: 2012-01-06 01:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
i hope it will!

stick blenders are just faboo for soap making; i ♥ mine very much.

and like lauredhel, i'm looking forward to seeing the soap if you feel inclined to share pics!

Date: 2012-01-06 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
woooo, go your mom!!

i may have melted part of my first, lighter weight one, using it on hot soap (i hot process); but my kitchenaid is going strong after 7+ years.

Date: 2012-01-06 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
that's why i started, too, back in, oh, 95 or so.

if you don't already know about it, make sure you investigate the online kitchenaid store that has a refurbished section. i've gotten hand mixer, blender, stick blender, and big and small food processors all for about half off and all were in beautiful looked and worked like like new condition.

i'd never had kitchenaid before, then we got a food processor since the lesser oens weren't up to making cat food (raw, 36 meals at a time) every day and ahalf. none had lasted more than a year. we're on the 2nd kitchenaid in 8 years now, just got the newer one about 2 years ago. i <3 the deep reds they have.

Date: 2012-01-06 02:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
you're welcome! <3

Date: 2012-01-06 02:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
(i have peelers, scissors, an ice cream scoop, measuring spoo9ns and cups, and i don't even know what all in the red; p does the shopping and sometimes spots things and brings them home unexpectedly *G*)

Date: 2012-01-06 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainbow
yay red kitchens full of kitchenaid stuff (and soap) *G*

and cool, i don't mind at all, i'll go add you, too :)

Date: 2012-01-06 01:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lauredhel
Oh, lovely! Looking forward to pictures - I hope? Care to share your recipe?

And yep, essential oil in just before pouring, so long as you'll have enough time to fully incorporate it (otherwise you can have pockets of free EO in the final soap). The only exceptions I've heard to this is with very very finicky floral FOs: some people fully blend those with their oil before adding lyewater, but I haven't tried that technique yet.

Date: 2012-01-06 02:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lauredhel
No worries! You might find that one takes quite a while to become hard - with 8% superfat and a lot of water for a castile soap - so have patience with it :)

When it's ready, if you're having any trouble unmoulding it try it with half an hour in the freezer first.

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