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Topic: My first Soap Project, and first Craftster post!  (Read 1806 times)
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« on: December 31, 2010 04:41:56 PM »

My family decided to do only homemade Christmas presents this year, so I decided to work with some soap!  I used mostly melt-and pour glycerin and coconut soaps, and had a lot of fun with my MIL.  I told her that I got the idea to make one color soap, then chop it up and pour clear glycerin soap over it from Craftster, and she reminded me to post it!

We used clove and sweet orange, a "spa scent", and some pear scents depending on what we felt like and mixed  dried calendula into some of them... although I know now not to do that so much with the molded soaps. 

Also, spraying the glycerin soap before it sets with a mist of alcohol worked like magic for keeping bubbles out!  So cool to watch.

I don't have a camera except for on my phone, so this will have to do:






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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010 04:56:15 PM »

Whoa, it looks like you had a ton of fun! They all look great, but I especially love the embedded chunks in the clear, so pretty! I do soaps with shreds sometimes and call them "confetti soap," very fun! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010 04:58:33 PM »

Ooh! That sounds like it would be fun, doing the "confetti"!  We made entirely too much soap, but we had a blast.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010 05:06:13 PM »

We made entirely too much soap, but we had a blast.

Nah, you can't have too much soap! Reason 28347873 why I like having tons of soap around: you always have an awesome hostess gift! I got a bunch of wire soap holder on clearance from Ikea a while back (for $.29 each!) and it's so nice to slap on a few bars, wrap with pretty ribbon or a strip of fabric, and rock that hostess' world Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010 07:48:57 PM »

They are so pretty, loving the white and pink ones. Think I need to have a go at making some soap soon. Was it hard? I've never tried it before but have a million idea of scents and colours I wanna give a go.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011 03:04:38 AM »

Yay for first time posters!
Your soaps look wonderful.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011 03:11:56 AM »

A wonderful first attempt and I bet your house smelled fabulous for days afterwards!
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011 04:46:37 AM »

The pink and white ones looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011 04:49:53 PM »

The pink and white ones are my faves as well. 

They weren't very hard at all, using melt and pour.  I spent some time on YouTube prior to making them, and got some good ideas and tips that really helped. 
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