Alright guys and dolls, it’s that time of year again for the official soap swap! Please read all of the post before sending in your sign-up!Gallery:
Swap name: CP/HP Soap Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Nymeria
Sign-up date range: March 25 - April 7
Date to send item by: May 12, 2010
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No, but it will be restricted to the continental N. America. Sorry, European soapers!
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
First off this swap is going to be restricted to cold process and hot process soaps only (your soap must be made with lye!!). No melt & pour, candles, lotions, lip balms, or crochet goodies. Sorry to say, but the last time we did this swap we ran into a few snafus by being too broad. Also, it’s very hard to judge what is equal to two bars of CP/HP soap.
Second, this swap will require you to send two (2) bars of soap to five (5) different people. That is a total of ten (10) bars of soap you will be mailing out. However it also means you will be receiving ten (10) bars of soap! How cool is that? We are also requesting that you send two different bars of soap. They don’t necessarily need to be a different recipe, but definitely different fragrances, e.g. one orange and one birthday cake, or whatever your heart fancies.
Third, make sure it is a soap recipe and FO/EO that you are comfortable working with. This swap should showcase your best work -- your “signature bars,” if you will -- not something you want to play with to see if it works. I say this only because of the relatively short crafting/curing time.
Fourth, we are allowing five (5) weeks for crafting/curing time. This gives you a week to soap, and four (4) weeks to cure. Please do not send soaps that you made two days before send-outs and have not yet cured.
Fifth, and finally, be sure to label your soaps in detail. It doesn’t have to be in scientific terms (e.g. sodium cocoate) but “lye, oil, fragrance oil” will not cut it. An example of a good label will be “water, sodium hydroxide, olive oil, palm oil, blue mica, Play-Doh fragrance oil.” I say this because most soapmakers became soapmakers because of skin sensitivities. Also, it’s just courteous!
Please be sure to post on here at least once after you send in your sign-up. Thanks and happy soaping!!
Name of Swap:
Address, formatted for shipping:
Are you willing to ship outside the U.S.?:
Are you making CP or HP soap?:
Which two scents are you going to use? (this can be subject to change, but in order to keep with scent preferences, please let me know if it does change!):
Are there any oils to which you are allergic?:
Are there any scents that you will just die if you receive? (i.e. patchouli?):
Are there any colors or scents that bother your skin/sinuses?:
Do you understand you will be mailing five (5) separate boxes to five (5) different people?:
Do you understand you must craft immediately and let the soap cure for four (4) weeks?:
Are you totally excited?:
Partners:Black = Not sent/not receivedBlue = SentPurple = Received
Strikethrough = Sent/Received, pau hana!Red = Overdue
>>> RavingRosemary, twistedbeader, goatgoddess, mcook72677, smittenheart
>>> Lique, Nymeria, RavingRosemary, twistedbeader, goatgoddess
>>> Nymeria, RavingRosemary, twistedbeader, goatgoddess, mcook72677
>>>MareMare, Lique, Nymeria, RavingRosemary, twistedbeader
>>> Smittenheart, MareMare, Lique, Nymeria, RavingRosemary
>>> twistedbeader, goatgoddess, mcook72677, smittenheart, MareMare
>>> goatgoddess, mcook72677, smittenheart, MareMare, Lique
>>> mcook72677, smittenheart, MareMare, Lique, Nymeria
Quick FAQ:How do I mail soap?
The best way is either in a small-medium puffy mailer, or in a small flat-rate box. Is it to okay to include other B&B goodies?
Sure! If you have a lip balm or lotion that goes well with the soap theme, feel free to include it, too.