Condo Blues: Soapmaking and Friday Favorites Linky Party 538




Thursday, July 16, 2020

Soapmaking and Friday Favorites Linky Party 538

Well, there is one thing I have to say about our social distancing summer, I'm getting a lot of projects done that I've been putting off (repeatedly.) For example just this morning I finally played that game of Sock Concentration (although you may call it  matching up and reorganizing your sock drawer) in a desperate attempt to find a pair of matching no show socks to wear today.

Although I briefly considered wearing a pair missing mates, because no show socks, amiright? But hey, it's done, I'm wearing matching socks (also I'm wearing an actual shoe that requires a sock) and in a Marie Kondo fashion that I revised after the first go round to work a little better for me - I hope.

My last batch of liquid hot process soap came out with the consistency of Flubber and I've been putting off trying again since its failure. Projects have been keeping me sane since this whole mess started and soap making was the only thing left on this list. Also, the summer heat in the garage already melted my coconut oil for me and since melting my oils at too high a temperature was Step 1 in my last comedy of errors, I gave it another go.

melted coconut oil
Soapmaking is easier when the summer heat melts your oils for you!

I learned from my mistake of cooking everything at too high a temperature and my soap came to trace easily - almost too easily. In face the whole process was 180 degrees different in a good way from my Flubber batch. The thing about hot or cold process soapmaking is that even though the soap is finished, it really isn't done until it sequesters for several weeks as the chemistry continues to do its thing and it is ready to use. Overall I'm pretty happy with how this batch came out. So yay for learning from mistakes!

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Lisa from Condo Blues chose DIY Cottage Garden Sign from Love My Little Cottage 

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose

Cabinet Door Chalkboard from Artsy VaVa


Quick and Easy Caramel Icing Penny at Penny's Passion chose Quick and East Caramel Icing from Kiku Corner

 

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Neo Herringbone Bag from Howling at the Moon


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Do you want to make liquid soap or looking for liquid soap recipe ideas? Check out the exact soapmaking tools I use and a few no lye soap making options and ideas - and  more! - below!


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