Friday, January 26, 2018

I Love Making Handmade Soap

One of my favourite fragrance oils lately has been Orange Cranberry and if you are the type of person like me who loves a fresh orange of any kind well then this is a scent for you. It is so fresh and just exudes beauty and happiness in my opinion.

I have made many bath bombs in this scent and so many friends, family and customers have spoken very highly about how much they love the smell and use of them in general. So I was asked to make a soap made with the same fragrance and I am so happy that I did.

So here is the outcome of my soap,

When I first made the soap the colour was much more vibrant however after sitting for a few days it lightened up but I am still very pleased with it.

So until my next soap have a Fantastic Day!! :)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

My Handmade Soap After The Cut

So I finally got around to cutting my handmade soap and I am happy with the outcome. I have to say however that I did get some glycerin rivers which was a little bit of a disappointment but other than that I think I am pretty pleased overall.

This has only happened to me a couple of times in the last three years so I really shouldn't be so hard on myself but I think I may be a bit of a perfectionist. Glycerin rivers are not a problem to the soap being used at all, it is more of a visual appearance sometimes that may be a bothersome to some people. I actually think it's more of an annoyance to myself because like I said I'm a perfectionist and I have a hard time when I don't do things just perfect.

So this is what I ended up with after the cut!
This is the little design I ended up with after cutting the soap. I think it still looks pretty cute even with my tiny bit of imperfection but I will be sure to stir my colours a little longer next time around so this does not happen again. Looking forward to creating my next batch of soap because I literally come up with ideas sometimes at the last moment and just hope they are a little bit different and fun each time.
Have a fantastic day! :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Handmade Soap Idea

A fun idea for a child's handmade soap has so very many possibilities! There is always something new and exciting or popular that the children are talking about. So today I decided to try and create a cute little soap that kids can enjoy and also because unicorns seem to be the big rave right now.

You can see so many wonderful unicorn soaps and bath bombs of all kinds that so many artisans make. They are just simply amazing and the creativity that people come up with is just fantastic. So if you have an interest in handmade soaps search the internet for some facebook soaping groups or blogs they are just filled with talented artisans.

Hers is the handmade soap I created today!
I cannot wait to cut through this soap to see the design inside, if you know me and read my posts, it is one of the things in soap making that I really enjoy. I just love the creativity and the imagination side of soap making it really is a wonderful craft.

Well now that you have seen the before the cut photo I will post the end results when it is ready to be cut in a day or two.
Have a fantastic day! :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Handmade Soap After The Cut

Well I am pleasantly surprised with my Black Raspberry Vanilla handmade soap that I made a couple of days ago. I normally wait a day or two before cutting my soap just to ensure it is just right to cut and easy to remove from the mold as well.

This time when making my soap I decided to go a little less vibrant with the colours in the centre of the soap than I normally would, just to see what would come of it and I really was happy with the results.

So just to recap a little bit this fragrance works very well when making soap you have more than enough time to design or pipe without any worry. Sometimes fragrances can accelerate too quickly and that can be a problem when you are wanting to pipe or swirl in your design when soaping.

This is what I ended up with
Well that was the end result of my Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap! So until next time, which I'm sure won't be too long lol thanks for taking the time to stop by to take a quick look at my latest handmade soap.
Have a fantastic day! :)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

My First Handmade Soap For 2018

First let me start by saying I hope everyone has had an amazing start to the New Year! We had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and hoping for even brighter days ahead. 

I finally decided today was the day to make my first soap for 2018 and honestly had the hardest time deciding what I wanted to make because I have so many new fragrances. Well to say the least I went with a scent I have made before but just cannot seem get enough of. The scent I chose was Black Raspberry Vanilla simply because I love everything about it, the smell is wonderful and it is so easy to work with when making soap.

When I made this soap I had no real design in mind which is really not the norm for how I do things but I just thought to myself lets just see where this goes and had fun with it. I must say that I cannot wait to cut it because that is one of the steps in soap making that I enjoy most. So in a couple of days I will be sure to post the results of the freshly cut soap and hopefully it looks ok.

Here is the before look at the soap before the cut!
I decided to do a little piping and some raspberry embeds on the top of the soap to add a little fun. Well I hope everyone tunes in to see the final cut as soon as it is ready I will be sure to post.
Have a fantastic Day