Today I made soap. Kinda fail

Happy father’s day soap!

soap making

The soap turned out nicely, but the molding and un-molding process didnt turn out so well. The soap is a bit soft, and has a lot of air bubbles. My leading theories are:

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DIY soap mold, plus a note on BPA

Since I’m on a budget right now I did a quick search on making soap molds. I found the linked blogs very informative DIYtutorials.

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This bad photo I just took breaks the monotony of text.

I got a couple of PVC plastic sheets. If you have seen the round PVC pipe molds, in theory, it should work the same. The plastic sheets are available at my local book & school supply store. They were a little over a dollar each. So I spent about PHP 101.30 (2.31 USD) at National. So I will be getting out my glue gun and will writing a tutorial on how I made it since I haven’t seen one around. That will happen when I get around to it. It follows the concept of making it from wood except without the power tools and screws. I will be making some liners from heavy duty wax paperI have laying around here from ages ago.

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I smell Bvlgari

I recently attended a perfume making vocational course this month. It was interesting, more of a hands on experience than anything else. The lecturer was well informed and knew a lot about soapmaking and perfumery. There was a bit of confusion with the formulas we were given though since grams and mL were used interchangeably during the discussions. For home makers its not such a big issue since we don’t need to meet regulatory standards.

Turkish natural soaps in Hatay Province

Image via Wikipedia

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