Friday, July 26, 2013

Swirls Bah Humbug!

I have admired all the beautiful soaps that have the most awesome
swirls ever since I began soaping.  Well yesterday I decided to try my hand at it.  I have seen all the pretty soaps that were entered into the Mantra Swirl contest (given by Great Cakes Soapworks) on utube and thought I can do this....LOL!  After cutting out the dividers for my mold and preparing my soap dividing it into 4 different colors I poured.  DISASTER!!! 
My card board dividers collapsed and I had one big mess!!  I left it all in the mold and gelled overnite  for rebatching.

Not one to give up today I decided to try the linear Swirl from Soap Queen in my 9 bar slab mold.  I used a recipe with a lot of olive oil which usually moves very slow for me but used a fragrance oil called Beach Baby that I bought from Nature's Garden but has since been discontinued and I didn't have any info on how it soaped.  You can guess what happened ..... it riced on me and by the time I blended it out and added the colors I could barely scoop it into the mold!

Tried to make it look like waves LOL!

On a positive note it does smell good!

Have A Blessed Day!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Floap Cupcake Bath Melt

It's sooo nice to be back to soaping.....missed it and missed sharing with my friends!

After watching Cee Gee over at Oil and Butter make whipped soap (which I had never heard of)
 I decided to try it as a topping for my bath melts. After tweeking the recipe a little this is what I came up with.  The first melt is fragranced with Juniper Breeze from Nature's Garden the second fragranced with Chanel #5 from Nature's Garden also... and they both smell amazing!  What a treat....a great moisturizing bath with a soap topping too!  The soap should last for a few baths and it floats!
 Thanks Cee Gee!