For this month’s Soap Challenge Club, we learned a fun technique called the clamshell swirl. The Challenge Club is hosted by Amy Warden, and our guest instructor was Teri of Tree Marie Soapworks. Teri makes really beautiful soaps and also has a YouTube channel where she uploads amazing videos. She did such a wonderful job teaching us the clamshell technique that I couldn’t seem to stop trying it. I’ll talk about some of those attempts here, and I also made a video about my entry soap (linked at the very bottom of the post), in case you’d like to see that, too. :) Continue reading
I made this coconut milk soap a while back and finally got around to editing the footage. December and January were just not good months for me or my entire family. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with this video and will hopefully have my next one up soon. I’m also hoping to have my Spring YouTube Collaboration video finished by the deadline of March 1st. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, I hope you find this coconut milk soap video helpful or at least fun to watch. :) Coconut milk was the first alternative to water that I tried as a soapmaker, and it’s still my favorite liquid to use. I just like how the soap feels. :) Continue reading
The Pipe Divider Swirl technique was created by Tania of Soapish and taught to us this year (and back in 2016) by Amy Warden in the Soap Challenge Club. I missed entering last month’s pipe divider challenge, but it’s one of my favorite swirls to create so I made a video. I actually bought a microphone setup and tried it out with a short voice-over at the beginning. Oh boy! It’s hard hearing your own voice while editing! LOL :)
Custom Craft Tools recently sent me an acrylic mold to try out and review. I decided to make a soap with a single layer on bottom and an in-the-pot swirl on top. I really enjoyed using this well-built mold. I especially liked being able to see the swirl as I poured the soap. :)
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