Wow, so long since last posting. My soap making is sporadic since having two kids. I squeeze it in when I can but it takes a lot of planning. Try to get it in during naps. Do a lot of prep work over the days prior so I can just make. I pay closer attention to my lye since having kids.
Here’s what I have been doing lately.
The last time I made soap was 4/13/12. So on 1/10/14 I started with a simple 100% olive oil castile soap. Basics. I did use some cocoa powder to color. No fragrance. I put it in my slab mold with the dividers.
3/27/14: I made unfragranced soap used a rainbow of colors to make some colored embeds. I did also make a loaf of Black Raspberry and Vanilla.
Here’s the Black Raspberry and Vanilla. I did stripes of white, pink, and purple. Then I spoon swirled. I CPOP’d and it heated up too much, thus lots of titanium dioxide crackling or glycerin rivers.
Then I used the colored chunks to roll into multicolored balls and cut up some of the colored soap for embeds.
4/5/14: group shot
Here are the colored soap balls in a white base. No crackling this time because I didn’t CPOP and no overheating occurred. It’s fragranced with Passionfruit, but it morphed and lost all of it’s tart goodness. It’s still looks cute though.
Then the colored chunks it put into a soap fragranced with Sweet Orange and Chili Pepper.
Then one I put in jojoba beads for exfoliation in one fragranced with Ocean Breeze
And a drop swirl for one fragranced with Viva La Juicy type.
6/22/14: I tried my hand at a rainbow soap. Unfortunately the Georgia Peach fragrance oil morphed and it looks better than it smells. It’s still a fruity smell, but it isn’t the nice peach that I was looking for. I do like how the rainbow turned out!
8/31/14: I got a hankering to do soap cupcakes! These are fragranced in Avobath type.
Hot damn! They are cute! I do love piping. I don’t know why I don’t do it for actual baked cupcakes and cakes.
I also made Root Beer fragranced soap. It turns a very dark brown color so I kept some unfragranced to make it look like a foamy top. The tan color will go very dark like the edges as it is exposed to the air. Smells just like the soda.
I used mottled orange soap balls and an orange mica line for Kumquat fragranced soap.
I also made a simple, plain soap fragranced with Oatmeal Milk and Honey. I didn’t take a photo of this one.