Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Soap flop...

well at least it doesn't happen to me to often and my batches are small! in the soap world they call it a visit from the soap fairy, i don't call her a fairy! unfortunately lots of times you really don't know what happened...the oils were old? the lye had moisture, the oil and lye weren't the right temp, not enough water, not enough oils, the essential/fragrant oils caused something..these will be re batched ( grated, melting and adding to it ). they seem to be lye heavy so, to harsh to use like this. i keep good notes in my soap journal so for now have a question mark and will plug on!

this is my make shift rack for drying my smaller amounts. i found it on the curb
and added metal racks from thrift stores, stoves, fridges ect..i usually end up moving on to
my portable green house with wire racks i have 2 and combined the racks into one.. 
i stopped yesterday at the thrift shop in town looking for tart burners
sister jana ordered a basket of things for a donation so i will combine tarts, soaps ect. 
i couldn't leave the cup, shaker and plate either..
was so excited to find this beautiful piece of ironstone! paid 4.00 for it!
i need to find a special place for it! love love it!  
the cobblers are coming tomorrow night for a rescheduled get together!
on the menu is.. sausage, onion and peppers on a hard roll its from
 and a 7 layer salad! auntie marys bringing desert!
enjoy your tuesday my blogging friends! and thanx so much for stopping by!


  1. That reminds me of the crochet disasters I have had--we call having to rip it out "frogging it"--rip it, rip it. I think you are a chemist in disguise--you'd have to be to get that soap mixture exactly right. Carry on!

  2. Hi Jody...well the soap doesn't look bad to me as I do not know good from bad homemade soap...although if it is the darker one it looks rather Primitive.
    What pretty treasures you found while thrifting...and a very pretty pitcher.

  3. Hi Jody, sorry about the batch of soap not turning out this time but it's lucky that you can melt it and adjust it. That's the part that scares me away from trying it. For now I'll content myself with buying it from those who know what they are doing.
    Better luck next time.

    What a nice little white pitcher that you found there.

  4. oh..so sorry for the soap fail! at least you can remedy it though. hope everyone likes the sandwiches!

  5. Oh Brother, that's terrible about the soap fail.....Love your goodies, wonderful Ironstone.....Yummy supper with family, have a great time, Blessings Francine.

  6. I still haven't tried making soap yet. Great buy on the ironstone piece!

  7. Sorry you had a soap failure, but good thing it can be salvaged. looks like a good trip to the thrift shop. I love the ironware pitcher, so adorable, & I can't believe the price.
    Your dinner menu sounds delicious and it's always great when a guest can bring something so you don't have to make everything yourself. Have a great dinner.

  8. Sorry the soap fairy visited :(
    Love the little ironstone pitcher.
    Have fun with the cobblers and take lots of pics to share.
    Hugs :)

  9. Sorry about the soap. It sounds like the gremlins were about rather than the good fairies. Sounds like a great menu, and those finds at the thrift store are good ones!

  10. So sorry your soap was bad. Great finds!as always. have fun with your group the food sounds yummy.

  11. Hi Jody,
    Now I never knew there were soap fairies lurking about! LOL! I hope the "good" soap fairy is helping with your next batch!! I have to admire your abilities to make soap... it looks like fun and a bit of a challenge at times!
    LOVE that ironstone pitcher... what a buy!! I can see it with tulips and cut flowers!
    Are you getting this next big storm passing through? They are predicting 10 inches of snow here!! Must be the bad weather fairies lurking around too! LOL!!
    Oh well... I'm staying home and hookin' rugs!!
    Cathy G

  12. Sorry you had a flop...my flops come more often than I would like, lol I just have to tell you how much I love my soap. I used your suggestion and put it by the kitchen sink. It is sooooo soft on my hands! I need to place an order. Can you please send me your price list? I also left you a note on Facebook, I need your home phone, I can't find it!! Hope your day is grand! Pamie G.

    PS: I love the recipe you sent me....I can hardly wait to try it! Thank you for your kindness and thinking of me! :)