Indigo Ombre Soap

 

062017_21328entry-wpThis month, the goal for the Great Cakes Soap Challenge was to create an ombre colored soap. I decided to attempt this by using a soap pouring technique I’ve never tried before – the column pour. I wasn’t really sure how this would turn out, but I’ve always wanted to try a column pour. I cut the soap two different ways (horizontal & vertical) which resulted in soaps from the same batch that look completely different. :) Continue reading

Egg & Calendula Shampoo Bar

042017_21025wpIn the Great Cakes Soap Challenge this month, we were asked to create a rustic soap with packaging. What seemed like a simple and straightforward task at first has ended up being one of the hardest challenges for me. I almost didn’t make a soap, but then my chickens gave me an idea. So with their help, some favorite flowers, lard from a local farmer, and a few of my photographs, I created my interpretation of a rustic soap.  :)

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Feather Swirls in Cold Process Soap

032017_20938wpThe Great Cakes Soap Challenge this month was to create a feather swirl in cold process soap. We could make either a reverse feather swirl or a secret feather swirl or both. I decided to do both and intended to enter the natural category. Intended is the key word here. I actually made the soap in time but still managed to miss the challenge deadline. Where does the time go?  Oh well, it was still a lot of fun and gave me an excuse to make a video.  :) Continue reading

CP + MP Soap Video

022017_20737wpI created a very simple soap combining cold process and melt and pour. This soap was going to be my entry for the Great Cakes Soap Challenge (CP + MP Soap) last month, but I just ran out of time and was unable to finish. I recorded the whole process, so I decided to make a video anyway. :)  Continue reading

Charcoal Lavender Mint Soap using the Dancing Funnel Technique

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The Great Cakes Soap Challenge this month involved learning the Dancing Funnel Technique.  This technique was invented by Tatsiana Serko of Creative Soap by Steso and Jelena Vasiljeva of Soap Techniques.  Tatsiana was also our guest teacher this month and did another amazing job explaining and demonstrating this technique for us.  We were able to enter our soaps in one of two categories: all natural or synthetic.  I chose the all natural category.  I’m sure you are all astonishment. ;) Continue reading