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Category Gardening
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Funky, Mod
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What materials did you use? Various fatty oils, lye, soaping equipment, safety equipment(goggles,gloves), colorants, fragrance oils.

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What are you most proud of? The colors have a Southwestern look to them.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? READ, READ, READ all safety procedures and get all the safety equipment necessary for making soap. You can also watch videos but a lot of them don't show their faces so you can't see if they are wearing a mask. Lye, when stirred into the water gives off fumes that gag you. It can also burn your skin. Proper clothing must be worn, i.e., long sleeves, proper shoes(not barefooted or flip flops), etc. Please, by all means, feel free to make your own soap but do get the safety part down first.

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You may not have achieved swirls, but the soap has a lovely marbled effect. The colors really do have a southwestern look and they take me straight back to my mother's living room in the early 1960s. All of those oranges, turquoises, and browns were the decorating rage at the time and now those colors seem to be coming back.

12/29/2012 Flag

I finally got my mold (neighbor built it for me) to do the correct method for peacock swirls. I made some last night and in my excitement of doing cold-process for the first time, I totally forgot to put the fragrance in it. Mad at me, but maybe someone who is allergic can use it. I cannot cut it until its been in the mold for 24 hours, so I'll be posting when it come out. Very excited even if I did mess up. Can't wait to see the results.

12/29/2012 Flag

It looks good enough to eat!

12/29/2012 Flag

Thank you !! It smells yummy too! Too bad I can't put that on here too.

12/29/2012 Flag

I Agree with Hemmed in! Looks good enough to Eat!!

01/02/2013 Flag

Is there a soap recipe for not using lye?

08/24/2014 Flag