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« on: May 09, 2010 09:05:09 PM »

This was my second time making melt and pour soaps. The first results are in this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346394.0

This time I decided to get a little more crafty with it and try some more interesting things. Here's the results:

These two are actually from the last round, I just cut them into smaller rectangles. (I like the rough cut shape better, plus the original bars were massive)


This is a layered soap I made from the cut off portions of the above soaps. It's definitely not perfect, but I like it anyways!


This is a new experiment. I added coconut oil to the soap as well as coconut chunks.


I made the little squares inside this one in resin moulds I found laying around. When I put them into the clear base, they melted a little though. I don't know how this could have been prevented, but oh well.


This one is kind of weird. I think I added too much extra oil because the bar itself feels sort of greasy. Oops! The green tea I added also settled to the bottom of the mould. Live and learn, right?


And all of them together!


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010 01:14:25 AM »

Ooh these look great. I like the green tea settled in one spot I think it looks good!

If you pour the MP at a lower temp onto the embeds it should prevent melting.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010 09:48:09 AM »

Yay!  Your soaps are growing by leaps and bounds... it's so great to see somebody taking up a new craft and running with it.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010 04:24:59 PM »

>>This is a layered soap I made from the cut off portions of the above soaps. It's definitely not perfect, but I like it anyways

Looks perfect to me.
I think you did a great job on all of them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010 08:25:06 PM »

Thanks for the compliments!  Grin
And thank you donnevita for the advice on the embeds!
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010 09:26:07 PM »

These are looking great! I love the layered one, it looks cool.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010 08:09:48 AM »

Great job- pouring the green tea one at lower temp might keep your tea leaves from settling. I like it like that though- it gives in exfoliation on one side and then you have a smoother side. Isn't this craft addictive Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010 08:44:46 AM »

Thank you!

And yes, Eclecticlyfe, it's totally addictive. If I had the space/money/time I'm sure I would be doing tons of it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010 04:32:18 PM »

Cute!! I love how amazing they look!!! I have soap (to be made) in my closet, I just have to find time to do them
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010 10:20:42 PM »

A little update.... the soaps made with the white base definitely make more of a mess of my shower! They leave colour behind, but somehow the clear based coloured ones do not. So I have come to prefer the clear base. Also, the green tea bar was my absolute favourite. I obviously put a lot of oil in because it felt kind of greasy when I unwrapped it, but it had an amazing lather even with my crappy apartment water!
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