Last week I got a big box o’ goodies in the mail from Mountain Rose Herbs, so I decided to do some experimenting with some of them this week. ?I ordered some brightly colored herb powders to try in my cold process soap, and also had a few other things already on hand that I … Read more
So I think I’m finally getting the hang of this ‘swirl in the pot’ soap swirling thing. ?I even managed to swirl 2 colors this time (this is where you ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’). ?This soap was actually inspired by a crafty friend, Stephanie of Robot Pop. ?She has become one of my ‘testers’ and has … Read more
I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully) to get a swirled soap that I think looks good for a while. ?Every time I do a test batch, something seems to go wrong and it doesn’t swirl. ?It either traces too quickly and is too thick to swirl, or doesn’t get quite thick enough and just blends together. ?I … Read more
Here are a few new soaps I’m testing out right now.? I’m working on my fall and holiday scents, and have more ideas than I’ll be able to do, so only the best will make the cut.? Let’s start with the soaps I don’t have pics of yet (either because I just haven’t taken them, … Read more
my SOAP rack, that is. :)? Here’s my latest soapy creations, all on the drying rack right now and ready in the next 3 weeks.
Today I made my first batch of beer soap, and man, did it stink when I mixed the beer with the lye.? Note to self to only mix beer with lye outside from now on.? Even with the windows open, and my lye bowl right next to a window, it still filled the entire house.? … Read more
I’m excited about my newest soap that is freshly cut and just out of the mold today – lemon poppy seed.? It’s doing time on the soap rack for at least 4 weeks, but I can’t wait to use it.? This was my first successful attempt to use something natural (not a colored oxide) to … Read more
I found part of this list on an old soap makers post, and it just hit too close to home.? I can relate to all of these. You?might be?a soap addict if: You disdain any soap you didn’t make yourself. You have more essential oils than you do spices. The fridge is full of vegetable … Read more