Monday, February 1, 2016

Side Embed Soap

First I made these, I actually got four of these slabs by using my silicone mold with dividers.
You can see a picture of the mold here.
 

Then I made this. I took two of the slabs, they were about one day old, so still a little sticky, and put them in/on the sides of the mold. Then I sprayed the soap and the mold with rubbing alcohol and filled the centre of the mold with soap.
After cutting and trimming the soap, here's what I got. Since it's February I stamped the soap with hearts. Not too bad for the first time trying this.
There's a few tutorials on Pinterest for Side Embed Soap and this is the one I used. Next time I would like my embeds to be thinner so I'll have to pour them in a tray and them cut them to fit the mold.
Let me know if you give it a try and thanks for reading!


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Black Raspberry Vanilla 2016

So for my first soap of the year I've made a simple batch of Black Raspberry Vanilla with a hanger swirl. This soap was very popular at Christmas even though its not a Christmas fragrance.


I glittered the top a little and used pink ultramarine powder and purple mica for the colourants.
You can see the same soap from last year here, its got a little more colour in it.

Thanks for looking! My next post will be a new to me soap.
 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pink Mica Bath Bombs


I've become a little addicted to adding sparkle and colour to the outsides of my bath bombs. These are Black Raspberry Vanilla bath bombs made in the Wavy Hearts Mold (10% off this month). I spritzed the bath bombs with  a mixture of rubbing alcohol and pink mica, a small pinch of mica in a 60ml bottle is plenty, just give the bottle a good shake before you spray. 
You can make the colour as light or dark as you like depending on how many times you spritz each bomb. I made this fragrance at Christmas in a Star mold and left the bombs white with a little iridescent glitter sprinkled on top, this scent sells really well. Happy New Year and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cookie Cutter Soaps

Here's a neat idea from a while back that's still easy and fun to do. If you follow the link to this post from 2010, you can read about how you can take any cookie cutter and turn it in to a soap mold. Aren't these Christmas shapes cute? Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Black Raspberry Vanilla Swirl

 I've been putting Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil in a lot of my stuff this year. I behaves really well in soap and I thought the scent would go well with a pink and purple swirl. For the colours I used pink and purple ultramarines and darkened them both with a bit of purple mica. I alternated pours with the white soap (some titanium dioxide is in the white) doing kind of a drop swirl and then did a very small amount of swirling with my hanger.
This time I remembered to take a picture of the tops, there's some pink glitter on there.
Thanks for looking!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Energizing

Forgot to photograph my favorite part of this soap which is the top, but its too late now because I've already wrapped it. Anyway, I'll tell you its fragranced with a scent called Energizing which is a light mint with something LOL. In my hanger swirl I got a nice deep purple by using purple ultramarine with a plum coloured mica and a funky yellow (which I was not expecting) from lime green liquid colourant with a little lime green mica thrown in. The top has some lime green mica swirls, really pretty, and hopefully the next time I make this I'll remember to snap a picture. Thanks for looking!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Candy Cane Mold

Ugh! I've photographed this soap (above) in every kind of light and it keeps coming out orange. It is a little more orange than the soap below (from last year) but not that much! Anyway, the Candy Cane Mold is on sale for $5.00 til the end of the month so I wanted to post a picture.
Thanks for stopping by!