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10 responses to “Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part Three: The Day After”

  1. Mary

    Payoff!

    In some ways the shape of the soap cut from the log mould appeals to me most. It might be because commercial soap so rarely has sharp edges.

  2. mimbles

    Some part of my brain is insisting on parsing all those photos as fudge instead of soap. I’m practically drooling while at the same time there’s a little voice in the back of my head yelling “It’s SOAP, you can’t eat it you twit!” Very disconcerting.

    They look amazing lauredhel, as always. I’m having a little squee of delight over the neroli swirlies myself, well done! :-)

  3. Grendel

    Mmmmmmm Fudge…

    Whaaaadya mean “don’t eat it”?

  4. Mary

    If someone wants to do a fudgemaking photo series on Hoyden, I’m willing to read it! And beta test.

  5. lauredhel

    In some ways the shape of the soap cut from the log mould appeals to me most. It might be because commercial soap so rarely has sharp edges.

    Hah, wait for the next post! In which I plan to rant about how much I dislike new soap with sharp edges.

    I really recommend not eating it, though it is technically doable with the soaps unfragranced or with tiny amounts of edible-ish oils (citrus, peppermint). People do use these soaps as a dentifrice, but biting and swallowing large amounts is disrecommended. As my kid found out as an avocado-loving toddler who I inadvertently gave pale green soap to.

  6. Mary

    But wait, we can’t disagree! This is an aesthetic hivemind! I’m sure someone promised me that when I signed the contract.

  7. Deborah

    I want to eat that soap too. There’s something so sensuous about the curves and swirls.

  8. Meg Thornton

    Those soaps look wonderful. Excuse me while I sit here and covet them. Extensively.

  9. WildlyParenthetical

    Gorgeous! The neroli swirls are particularly beautiful. Nice work, Lauredhel!

  10. Mindy

    I like the rough, curvy ones. I’d buy them as they are.

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