Thursday, October 7, 2010
I have been making soap like a crazy person this week! I have a couple of holiday craft shows coming up, and I signed up to participate in a soap swap with some fans of Brambleberry (my favorite soaping supply company). I am very excited about everything. So this week, I made a couple of soaps and I am experimenting with a mold that I love.
Earlier in the week I made this Ginger Pear soap. This is a favorite scent among family and friends. I have switched to CPOP (cold process/oven process) for a while. I am getting better results with it right now, and I especially like how my soap turns out when I am doing something more on the herbal side. I don't know exactly what it is, but I like it! I used nettle leaf powder and paprika infused olive oil to color this soap, and I am really happy with the result! This picture really isn't doing the soap justice. I will take more time when I take the final photos, but I am just too lazy to do it right now. It is also really overcast this week, which messes up my natural light.
This next one I am going to use for my Brambleberry soap swap. It is scented with Neroli. I CPOPed this one as well. My inspiration was the neroli plant and its blooms. It turned out looking really fresh. The smell of this one was pretty overpowering when I was making it, but it has calmed down a lot overnight and smells wonderful.
This last little guy is the coi fish I have been experimenting with. Isn't he cute? I made some green ones the other day too, but I think I'd like to try some really bright colors.
Of course everything will have to cure for several weeks and I will have much better pictures then, but I thought I'd give you a little peek!