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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: How to make your own wooden soap mold. (tutorial) on: February 12, 2012 03:28:11 AM
Thanks it was super easy to do.
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / How to make your own wooden soap mold. (tutorial) on: February 11, 2012 12:31:45 AM
I'm a genius, I don't know why I never thought of this before, but I am glad I did. I was running around in Ace Hardware trying to get some things when I ran into the lumber section. I was watching this man buy wood, and I asked him what he was planning on doing with it, he said he was taking it over to get cut so he can make shelves for his home. So I said they cut wood here, he said of coarse, so then it hit me, I could make my own wooden soap mold.

I first purchased this piece of wood. I figured it would make a nice size mold.

I got the wood cut into these pieces. I didn't really take measurements, but I did pull out a photo of what a a wooden soap mold log should look like, and that gave the employee a idea of what he was going to cut for me. After that I got some nails so I can assemble the whole thing together. He told me I didn't need glue and that the nails would be more then enough to hold it together.

So I started off by putting the nails into the piece of wood that was going to be my end piece.

Then I nailed it to the base, and repeated the same step again, to get both ends of the mold secured.

Here's what it should look like when both end pieces are on.

I kept the mold facing towards me as you see in the picture above, I layed the piece of wood board on top, and began to nail it into the base, and repeated the step again for the other side.

Wooden Soap Mold

This whole project was under $20, and I was very happy that it only took me 30 minutes to complete. The mold measure 4x4x25. I was trying not to waste wood, and to make this project relatively very easy. Next time I would get the wider piece of wood, and make a lid with knob for my mold. I might even stamp my name all over the mold, and apply a clear lacquer to give it a more professional look.

I will keep you updated on the other molds I make, because now I'm hooked. This was fun, fast, and easy to do.
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Swirl Soap Tutorial on: May 05, 2011 09:19:22 PM
Random question...  could you use melt and pour to make the swirl and then fill the mold with CP?  I don't know if it would be too hot and would mess it up or not...

That's actually a really good question. I'm working on something similar but not with swirling. I think the amount of Melt & Pour soap would have to thick in order for it not to melt in the cold process soap. I will keep you tuned into what happens.
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Swirl Soap Tutorial on: May 05, 2011 09:17:15 PM
that is so cool, you make it look so easy

It is really easy, I promise. lol
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Swirl Soap Tutorial on: May 02, 2011 08:19:41 PM
I made this tutorial because I love to swirl soap. This is a great way to make swirls in melt & pour soap.

Start by making a soap curl.

Then you make your base on let kool.

Then you pour your base into a round mold, I used a pringles can. Spray your soap curl with rubbing alcohol, so it can stick to the base, and just insert it in. Let it completely kool, then you can tear away the can, and you will have a perfect round loaf of soap.

Blood Orange Soap

6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Going Green (Soap & Candle) on: February 26, 2011 06:52:08 PM
They're so neat!!! I love that its from her property (I'm big on things like that haha). I especially love the bamboo candle, it looks perfect for a beach resort:)

I love that it's from her property too, I think that's so creative, to use what you have and go with it.
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Going Green (Soap & Candle) on: February 26, 2011 06:49:45 PM
Looks great! So the candle is in the bamboo and the sand is in the soap? I can't tell.

Yes the bamboo is the candle, and the sand is in the soap. Is my picture that crappy that you can't see it? lol
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: blueberry cheesecake bubble bars on: February 26, 2011 01:18:24 AM
Wow these look great. I have always wanted to make these, but not enough time. I'm still looking for a good recipe, if anyone has one.
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Going Green (Soap & Candle) on: February 26, 2011 01:12:48 AM
I got a piece of bamboo, and some sand from a friend and she asked if I could make a candle, and soap out of this stuff. So I said I'm sure I could, and I couldn't wait to try. All of these materials came from her beach resort, and she has plenty of it. She wanted to utilize all of natural sources on her property, and she did just that.

10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Silly Soaps Tutorial (Silly Bandz Soap) on: December 10, 2010 05:20:43 PM
I don't understand the craze either but at least its cheap to buy, lol.
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