I thought some of you might be wondering what the finishing process and the finished product looks like! Here’s a little run-through of my process from rough just-unmoulded soap to finished soap ready for labelling.
Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part Three: The Day After
So here we are the next day, folks, just itching to get the soaps out of their moulds. Enjoy them with me!
Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part Two: The Making
Having walked through my soaping setup the other day, now it’s time to tackle the nitty gritty: the soapmaking itself, from lye to moulds.
Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part One: The Setup
Soap, soap, soap! It’s been so long since I last made some, and the soapmaking pressure was building so that I had a real head of steam going. Yesterday I finally had the combination of an assistant present, no child in the house, and a little allocation of spoons, so away we went!
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas…
Soap. I made some. Quite a while ago now, but I’m gradually getting them trimmed up. Sorry about the photos – I can’t find my camera, so these were taken with my phone. Frankincense & Myrrh. I’m really happy with… Read More ›
Soapmaking and breadmaking – will I be in demand when the pandemic comes?
I realised, after posting the last batch of soap photos, that I had two batches that I never got around to photographing! I was down to only one or two bars of each set, so I didn’t get to cherrypick… Read More ›
I trimmed and labelled some soap today. Strawberry Kiwi. Lovely fresh fragrance, lovely fresh colours. Lavender Vanilla – do you like the flying-seagull shape the swirl in the top soap formed? I used the Brambleberry Black Amber Lavender fragrance oil… Read More ›
Some soap pictures for you! The first is a couple of well-cured soaps from a few months ago. I like this photo because it shows the extreme ends of the range of textures achievable in handmade soaps. The purple soap… Read More ›
Thursday Quick Pic(k)s
[Via Neatorama] Pretty rainbow cauliflowers! These were apparently selectively bred by European company Syngenta. (Are they as evil as Monsanto?) The naturally-present substances are beta carotene (orange) and anthocyanin (purple), which also happen to be rather good for you. ~~~… Read More ›