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Fire Soap inspired in the Library Book

This is essentially a fire soap. My only previous attempts at making flames with soap was the Campfire soap, and that didn’t turn out too good, so I thought I could redeem myself. Last December the soap making forum had an un-challenge for which the theme was fire. (It was an un-challenge because there would… Continue reading Fire Soap inspired in the Library Book

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The Grand Prismatic

I was watching a documentary about a man who likes rock climbing and hiking, and used to go with a friend on these trips. When his friend passed away, he took his friend's son under his wing and brought him along for trips. (I would not climb a cliff even if you told me there… Continue reading The Grand Prismatic

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How to keep soap batter fluid

When I first made soap, I used recipes from books I had (The Nerdy Farm wife's natural soap making, Pure Soapmaking, Everything Soapmaking and Natural Soapmaking). Then when I felt ready to formulate my own recipe, I concentrated on making a bar that will be long lasting, hard and cleansing; which resulted in a soap… Continue reading How to keep soap batter fluid

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The fox from The Little Prince Soap

My favorite character from the little prince book is the fox. I like foxes in general, a couple years ago I tried making a fox figurine. I was going to buy it, but the one that I liked the most was too pricey (for me) and I did not care for the antique look of… Continue reading The fox from The Little Prince Soap

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The Rose from the Little Prince

For Valentine's this year, my husband got me this rose (among other things): rose covered with glass bowl I love it because it looks just like the rose from the Little Prince (he knows how much I like this book). This soap was inspired by it. I made it for the January monthly challenge of… Continue reading The Rose from the Little Prince

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4th of July Soap

Several years ago my family and I went to Schlitterbahn, in New Braunfels, TX. It was a long drive to get there, but it was a fun experience overall. It is a multi location water park that has a slide that ends in the Comal River. Some of the attractions were a little too scary… Continue reading 4th of July Soap

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Donut Soap and DIY vanilla stabilizer

I was reading a book by Zig Ziglar, where he shared a story from his childhood about donuts. He said that growing up he lived in a very small town, and joked that the town was so small that they had put a mirror at the end of Main street to make it look bigger.… Continue reading Donut Soap and DIY vanilla stabilizer

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Strawberry shortcake Soap

I have had the opportunity to taste the largest strawberry shortcake in the world. You can see it (the shortcake) in a video here, or a picture here. The year was 2009 and we had visited the Pasadena Strawberry festival with my sisters, then boyfriend (now hubby) and my nephew and niece. I remember getting… Continue reading Strawberry shortcake Soap

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Orange Marmalade Cake Soap

October 2020 In 2019 I made a youtube collaboration with Renee from Soaps for love and she was kind enough to send me one of the soaps she made with it. I was happy to see my embed in her soap, but what I was really fascinated by was by the fragrance of her soap.… Continue reading Orange Marmalade Cake Soap

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Peacock Soap in Column Mold

I live in one of the largest cities in America, which means that for most of my work life I have had a long commute. Something that made my commute bearable, was joining a Vanpool at my previous job. The concept is simple, a few people get together, rent a van, split the cost and… Continue reading Peacock Soap in Column Mold