Saturday, February 22, 2014

Embed soap challenge!


I entered this months soap challenge from Great Cakes Soapworks. This months challenge is embeds. I chose to make soap balls for my embeds. I have never made these before... in Amy's tutorials she had hot processed her soap ball embeds in the microwave. I made my balls hot processed but I used my regular method and used my crock pot. I made a small 1lb batch for this and colored them 3 different colors, pink, orange and yellow. I never have good luck coloring hot process. For the scent I used a fragrance called Energizing. It's a blend of orange & ginger. After I made all the balls, I then made another small batch of soap the cold process way and added titanium dioxide to brighten it up. Here is the end result. I'm pretty excited about this!

Here is my process

And here are the cut picks!

Final entry picture

Good luck to those who entered and thanks for visting!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rosewood soap

I am going to assume you all love to look at soap pictures as much as I do...I can sit for hours going through Facebook pages, Pinterest pages and even Google images. It's really fascinating how creative soapers can get. I love the different techniques, styles, colors, shapes and the different molds people use.

Here is a soap I made a couple days ago. It's scented with Rosewood, Cedarwood & Orange essential oils and it's great! To make that gorgeous pinkish-red color I used madder root powder. I just blended it with some sweet almond oil and let it sit in a jar for the better part of a day before I used it. It made a really nice color, I love it!

I love that everything in this soap is natural. Essential oil for fragrance, herbs for colorants and yummy stuff like coconut milk, Mango butter and kaolin clay.

Toodles for now! Next post will hopefully be on the wonderful Lemongrass soap I made last week.