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Soap Therapy

I’ve determined that two months is entirely tooooo long to go without my therapy. Soap Making = Therapy. For those of you that know me personally, you already know that I’m CooCoo for Cocoa Puffs so imagine what I was like for the last two months! It wasn’t pretty….

But now, I’m back to me normal Kooky self with the help of a little bit of trace with an extra helping of saponification. Check out these beauties that were made this past week:

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The top of Oakmoss Sandalwood

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Oakmoss Sandalwood Unmolded

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Lots of Oatmeal, Goat’s Milk & Honey goodness

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Mmmmmm….Mimosa Soap

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Painting the Roses

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Coconut Lime Verbena with Coconut Milk

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FRESH Salt Soap

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Mocha Choco-Latte

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The shelves still look a bit sad and lonely, but if I keep up this momentum…they’ll be full in no time! ā¤ļø

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  1. Oooh you’ve been busy – I bet that felt good lol… They are stunning – and a special thank you for including pics of the wet soap – can’t beat it šŸ˜€

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  2. Glad to see you soaping again! Those are very pretty soaps. I especially like your coconut lime verbena and fresh salt soaps. šŸ™‚

    Just wondering, have you encountered any problems with unmolding from the acrylic molds?
    I have one acrylic log mold but stopped using it because the soap stuck it. I like though that there is no need to line it and that the shape is perfect.

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    • Thank you!

      I can’t use the log molds with my recipe, it’s too sticky. The slab molds work great though. I either pop them in the freezer for a few hours to remove the soap or wait two days before unmolding. I seriously LOVE my acrylic slab molds.

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    • I have both an acrylic log mold, and the slab mold. The absolute best way to get the soap to release easily, is to use sodium lactate. It does not accelerate trace, just helps the soap harden a little faster. Also, with my log mold, I put it in the oven at about 250 degrees, for just 2-3 minutes, and your loaf will slide right out! Hope that helps!

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      • Thanks for the tips LuAnn.

      • Thank you for the tip, LuAnn! I use sodium lactate now but not when I was using the acrylic mold. 250 degrees is quite hot! Does the soap become a bit soft when you release it?

      • I’ve used the oven method before at 170 degrees for 3 mins and the sides of my soap became melty. My recipe is a soft one to begin with so I just have never tried that method again. So I prefer the freezer or waiting two days. I’m waiting on some sodium lactate to arrive so I can’t wait to see those results.

  3. Oh my goodness those all look gorgeous! Glad you got the shelves stocked =)

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  4. I just don’t know how I stayed unaware of this blog for this long time!? We follow each other on instagram, but hey, I’m a blogger and like following others’ blogs, so thanks Vicki for lighening me up!
    All great soaps, Tanya, looking forward to seeing what’s coming up!
    Maja!

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