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and the soap is looking like, well, soap. Had a scare last night - I peeked in the ice chest, and saw ORANGE jello! We're talking Pumpkin Pie filling, here - I was terrified I had done something wrong. This AM, I peeked again - it's firm, and it's no longer Orange - it's more of a yellow-tan-ish color. This, I can live with. :grin: It also smells LOUDLY of lavendar (I kinda over-scented, I think. I was trying to cover up the ammonia...next time? I'll be a little less liberal. :grin:)

Aubrey, the stick blenders were at Kitchen Collection - I'll go back on payday (Thursday - might not get there until Saturday) and see how many they have left. They seemed to have a full shelf of them yesterday, so :fingers crossed: I'll let you know!

Slept last night - it took a muscle relaxer, but I was able to sleep. Neck feels a little better....not sure WHY my neck is all out of whack. :sigh:

Need to find a shampoo bar receipe.....wanna make my own. (Yes, this is addictive. At least the milk is "free"....I can live with a temporary ammonia smell. :snicker:)

Contract work today - gotta skitter!
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Date:April 12th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've been buying goat's milk soap from a number of artisans for a while now. I've been getting some very interesting scents (nice manly ones) too. Most of the soap is a rather ugly yellowish-brown. However it smells so good and washes so nicely I really don't mind what it looks like.
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Date:April 12th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
I can live with yellow-ish brown. Pumpkin Orange, though...not so much. :grin:

It smells fantastic....I'm going to cut it tonight and see what the inside looks like. Aubrey says once it hardens, it's soap...so, I can test it, too. :rubs hands with glee:
Date:April 12th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)

shampoo bars

they should be easy to do. I buy them from a fellow vendor at one of my Farmers Markets. Lovely, lovely, my hair smells SO nice after I use it. And it seems to last a long time too.

Date:April 12th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
I thought soap had to cure for a time - like weeks or something? no?
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Date:April 12th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Well...yes and no. Once it hardens, it's all saponified, and it's soap. It's soft, though - it gets harder as the excess liquid evaporates. You can *use* it, though, once it's hard. Most people let it cure for 4 - 6 weeks, but the chemical reaction is done, so......

I "tested" my batch this afternoon- when I pulled the cling wrap off, there was a bit of soap stuck on it, so I did the tongue test (touched my tongue to it). It didn't zap me, so the lye has all been converted - and it lathered up nice and frothy!

I am going to let most of the bars sit....but if I run out of soap before it's all hard, I'll be using it. :wink:

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