Sunday, November 20, 2016

ReLeaf Gone Wacky


This batch was inspired by a soap making youtube video I watched.  It is called ReLeaf.  It is supposed to resemble little leaf shapes. 


It turned out like it wanted to.  I added the little balls on top to add visual effect in case the main soap does not look appealing.  Fortunately, my son said he liked the color combination and the design.


Oils used were Coconut oil, Olive oil, Rice Bran oil, Palm oil, Mango butter and Castor oil with aromatherapy energizing fragrance oil.  My brother in law love this fragrance.


Colors used were blue mica, activated charcoal for black and titanium dioxide for white.  Titanium dioxide is a natural mineral used to whiten almost anything white.



Sparkly white balls for the top made from melt and pour soap.







Thank you.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fondant Mat 2016



Fondant mat designed soaps.


Lavender and Mint fragrance.


Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Mango Butter and Castor Oil.


Most soapers cut the fondant mat to fit the base of the mold only.  I made it to go higher so I can have something to pull the soap out of the mold with.  Then cover the mat with a thin layer of the lavender soap.


Slowly scraping off excess soap while making sure all the grooves are covered.


I was not completely satisfied with the coverage.


But the soap batter is getting thicker so I stopped playing with the lavender and started pouring the white over.


Tried not to disturb the colored mat while slowly pouring in the next layer.


Very gently cover the lavender layer.


Dropped the excess lavender into the creamy white layer.


Slowly pour all the batter into the mold.


I would have liked to have more lavender on top but it was not meant to be.


Can't wait to see the finished product.


Pulled the soap out of the mold.


Very carefully peel off the mat.


Turned the soap upside down to peel off the rest of the mat.




Fondant mat all removed, the lavender batter was not evenly distributed.  Have to practice more.


Tried to push the soap from mold after 5 days but it was still very tacky on the divider side.


Our family is divided on our verdict with this soap design.  The son wound like more color to make the pattern pop.  The daughter loved it.










Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Christmas Tree With A Twist 2016


This batch was originally envisioned to look like Christmas Tree cupcakes with little snowmen, stars, elves and gifts as toppers.  But like most handmade things, sometimes they don't turn out as we imagined.   

The supposed toppers were as big as the trees and since I don't have any other available toppers on hand, they end up leaning on the side of the trees.


These toppers were made with melt and pour soaps.


Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Mango Butter and Castor Oil mix for the Christmas Tree cupcake cold process soap.


Made the base red and the tree part green.



After piping a few trees I realized these were not the look that I wanted so I changed the piping tip and removed all the above greens.  The top piping tip was #33 what I needed was a #22.


The soap batter hardened fast but I was able to piped the green batter with the right tip before it completely solidified on me.  As you can see in the above picture I made quite a mess when I removed the wrong green and quickly changed the tip.  Almost thought the batch was going to be a complete failure.


I fortunately finished what I had envisioned.


Sprinkled some sugar pearls.  Most of the pearls end up not sticking into the trees.  The soap hardened too fast, they were not tacky enough for the pearls to stay put.


Hope you guys still like the look.






Pink Rosette Bars 2016


This batch is scented with Bergamot and Tarragon.  It contains Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Mango Butter and Castor Oil.



Colors used were white, middle layer of neon pink and white on top.


Tried to get the top layer as flat as possible using spatula.


Neon pink soap batter into a ziplock bag.


Piping little rosettes. 


The original plan was only one rosette a bar with some leaves but I end up having too much pink soap batter.


Made some green soap batter for leaves.



Hope you enjoyed these post.  Please come back again for more.







Camouflage 2016

It's been over a year since I started working at the hospital again. Now my schedule makes it possible for me to get back in to designing soaps.  I missed and realized that soaping is something I needed to do.  So here goes the first soap I made for this year.




I decided to do camouflage soap for my first design since I made quite a lot of them when I was doing a lot of soap making.

This batch contains Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Mango Butter and Castor Oil.  It is unscented.

  


 I used the spoon technique and just alternately spoon the different colors into the mold.  Colors used were matte green, black, white and brown.

I am quite pleased with the result. 

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