While blog surfing, I found this post on How to Make Jasmine and Dead Sea Salt Soap from Essentially Eclectic, and I was intrigued. I could make soap, without playing with lye? Count me in.
So, with very little knowledge, (actually, only this blog post of knowledge) we drove an hour away to Michael’s and picked up some supplies to try this new hobby. Well, since then, I have done my research and placed an order with a reputable soap supply company.
Here are my first few tries at melt and pour soap making:
The first, (far left) is made with a goat’s milk base, orange/mint fragrance, and a little bit of orange coloring with Dead Sea salt added.
The next is a clear base, scented with a Tranquil blend, colored with purple, and black salt imbedded in the top.
The third is a round soap make with goats milk. I added cocoa powder that had some crushed candy canes in it, and oatmeal. No scent or coloring.
The next, (in the pineapple) is a clear base with lots of orange scent, orange coloring, and way too many coffee grounds.
The swirled, (far right) is made with orange sent. The orange part is clear soap with orange coloring; the white part is goat’s milk with coffee grounds.
I have plans to make several products for the Wolf Den. I want to play with bath fizzies, shaving soap (his/hers), soap, exfoliating soap, lip balm, and whatever else that strikes my fancy. I am also going to be making these for Christmas presents. I will make sure to report back with my findings.
So do any of you soap???? Any tricks or recommendations? Anything you want to see me try?
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