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« on: July 10, 2009 04:10:21 AM »

This is a tutorial on how to make honeycomb, or beeswax soap. Thanks to my friends at Crafster I now understand how to make this very simple yet beautiful soap, so I thought I would share it with you.

We first start by lining the mold with a sheet of bubble wrap. A member of Crafster suggested that if I use the smaller bubble wrap that I will achieve a more honeycomb like appearance. I only had the large bubble wrap so that will do, but next time I will try to find some smaller bubble wrap to see if there is any difference in look.



Next mix the oils, and lye solution at about 95 degrees fahrenheit, this allows for a very long trace time, and that is exactly what I want. I need time to incorporate the oatmeal, milk and honey, and then add the fragrance. The mixture is at trace but still a little runny, I then pour the very smoothly soap mixture into my mold. By taking these steps it allows the soap to form a more smoother, creamer appearance, and take the shape of the bubble wrap.



The next day has finally arrived and I am so excited to show you what the final product.



It was super simple and easy, and as you can see the end result is fantastic. I didn't add color to the soap, but the I knew the natural color would look gorgeous, and I was right.

Happy Soaping.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009 04:35:28 AM »

Thank you for sharing!

I guess it would be possible to make the honeycomb like looking candles like that too...

love,
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009 08:07:32 AM »

Hey what a great idea. Now why didn't I think of that. Honeycomb candles will be my next project. Sometimes the most simplest things stare you right in the face, and you can't see it until someone points it out.  Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009 07:02:59 PM »

This looks so great...I definitely want to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009 04:33:47 AM »

Hola Addicted to Soap thank u so much 4 diz tutorial!
i made sum yesterday & it came out freakin awsum
wen i poped it out of da mold 2day! im so luv it!
my mom came ova and visted 4 a while wen she saw dem she
fell totaly en luv w/ it so now she wantz me 2 make her 4 batchez of diz!

thank u so much for postin' y sharin'  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010 12:53:32 PM »

I know this post is just about a year old but I needed to bump it.  This is amazing!  I love the bubble wrap idea.  Too awesome. 

BTW:  I'm coveting your soap mold, too!  Gives me ideas for making my own!  Thanks heaps!
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010 05:43:36 AM »

The natural color is sooo pretty. I've been saving up bubble wrap from swap packages to do this with, ha. Makes me want to get a move on!
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