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Winter Wonderland

Winter Cold process Soap Having grown up in a tropical country, and then lived most of my adult life in a place where it rarely snows, I must say a that when I hear the phrase "winter wonderland" I picture somewhere like the palace in the Frozen movie, something sparkly and enchanting, with snowflakes suspended… Continue reading Winter Wonderland

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Gingerbread man soap

The place was a palace in England. The year? anywhere between 1543 and 1603. The request? "You shall make biscuits that look like my guests, so that they shall eat their own likeness at the party". At least this is what I imagine Queen Elizabeth I told her head chef. I can also picture the… Continue reading Gingerbread man soap

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The making of Little Lambs Soap – Cold process

The first time I attempted to make a lamb embed, was for a Christmas soap that has not come to be yet. I was not very happy with how the lamb turned out, so I put it to the side and did not remember it until I was watching a show a few months back.… Continue reading The making of Little Lambs Soap – Cold process

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Making Abalone Soap

Abalone shells have always been a favorite material of mine for jewelry making. Though because they are too expensive, I did not buy them often. And having learned how endangered they are now, I may not buy them again anytime soon. I do find their colors fascinating, so when I saw this fragrance called Abalone… Continue reading Making Abalone Soap

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One Pot Wonder: Second attempt

I thought I would try this soap technique just once for the June challenge; however I decided to give it a second try to fulfill a soap idea I have had for a while. The idea came to me while I was at church; and the worship team started singing this song ("Another in the… Continue reading One Pot Wonder: Second attempt

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One Pot Wonder: First attempt

I am sure that the name for this challenge, meant to use the word "wonder" as a noun. However, after making the first soap, I started using it as a verb. I "wonder" where my gold mica drizzle went...I wonder why there was uneven temperature, and if it was not the temperature, what caused the… Continue reading One Pot Wonder: First attempt

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Wisteria Hybrid Soap

What is a hybrid soap? you might ask...Well, for me it is a soap made with two different methods. In this case, melt and pour and cold process soap. Though it can be argued that melt and pour is not really soap but a synthetic detergent bar. However, that is not the purpose of this… Continue reading Wisteria Hybrid Soap

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Sunflower Soap

Last Christmas, a sweet lady ordered six of the Van Gogh sunflower soaps. Since I only had two left, I decided to make some more, and instead of doing the painting, I explained I would make them all have sunflowers. Sunflower Soaps You would think using sunflower oil in this recipe would have been ideal,… Continue reading Sunflower Soap

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Agate soap

  A while back I was watching some cake baking videos, and I stumbled into this one (I really like his channel)  https://youtu.be/Z-z1HYBv4k4 When I saw them making the clear agates, it got me inspired to try the method with soap.  Sadly, I failed.  I tried using clear melt and pour on top of white… Continue reading Agate soap

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Cotton Candy Soap

Soaps with clamshell technique in pink, green and turquoise This soap was my entry for this month's soap challenge, the clamshell technique, which was taught by Teri Endsley (from Tree Marie Worksoaps). The colors were chosen by my husband, and he also helped me while making it, which came really handy when adding the two… Continue reading Cotton Candy Soap