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    Default Used my soap!!

    I couldn't wait any longer, so I tested out the soap yesterday with the little oddball piece that I had left. It lathered very nicely, and there was something very satisfying about using soap that I know I made. The only thing I would change is I might adjust the fragrance oil level. The soap smelled like soap, which is fine, but I wonder why I bothered to add fragrance oil in the first place. I may try it without fragrance oil next time, or go get something I really like, perhaps lavender or orange, and play with that.

    My skin felt very moisturized afterward - didn't have to bother with lotion - and it smelled very clean (with just a trace of that soap smell, which was kind of nice).

    So, I suppose I can finally say that my soap-making experience was a success! Off to make another batch!!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Way to go! It feels good to use something like that when you know you made it yourself!

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    That's so awesome. on your soapmaking!

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    Way cool and well done.

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    That is so way cool!! I am glad it turned out so well.

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    I forgot to check back here, madhen! I'm so glad your soap worked well. I know--it seems to take a heck of a lot of fragrance/or/essential oils to make it smell like anything. I'm always afraid of adding too much!

    I am planning to do some more soap when I get back to Ohio. To give out as Christmas presents. I want to try a new kind or two, but am afraid I won't like them as well as my tried and trues.

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    Very cool!

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    I am so proud of it, I plan on packaging some of it up as stocking stuffers. I may have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the commercialized Christmas my family wants, but they're getting homemade stocking stuffers, whether they want them or not!!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Congrats! The fragrance you added, did you let the soap cool some before you added the fragrance. Some fragrance has a high flash point. If the soap is too hot when you add the fragrance, it will evaporate before it dries in mold.

    Pam

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    The general rule for fragrance is 1oz. per pound of oils, if using fragrance oils. Essentail oils are 1/2oz per pound of oils. HTH

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    Glad your soap making worked out well. That's one time you want your project to be all washed up!

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    congrats on your soapmaking. I wish I had extra time on my hands to make things homemade...I get very jealous of those that make things for themselves (other than dinners and so forth)

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    I just saw this Congrats on the soap . Great job!!! I love making soap. I know what you mean about wanting to try it and then planning your next batch right away....lol Can't wait to hear about your next one.

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    For this particular batch, I used a kit, so everything was pre-measured. I do recall letting the soap get to a certain temp before adding the fragrance. Don't recall what it was, but I had to wait a while!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Congratulations!

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