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« on: January 10, 2014 12:16:14 PM »

So - for a few years now I have been wanting to get into soap / candle / toiletry making. I dabbled a couple of years ago with bath bombs and bath creamers but then stopped again - but always wanted to get further into it. Early December I took a trip to our local Hobbycraft (I say local - its about 40 minutes away!) and they had both candle making kits and soap making kits on offer - so I bought one of each. A few days later I bought some essential oils and scoured our cupboards for things I could put in - then I got busy!

Although I am only playing with melt and pour for now - I hope one day to get into the CP / HP side of things.

With my kits and extras I made soap and candle sets for all my aunts!

I made a Christmas soap - into which I put crushed and a couple of whole cloves, cinnamon essential oil and some orange essential oil - they look a bit like crumpets!!



The candles had exactly the same scent


and lastly I made lavender soap - I put in a LOT of dried lavender as I wanted it to work as an exfoliater - but with hind sight I think I put a bit TOO much in! (although as a complete lavender lover I'm not sure there really is such a thing as too much lavender)




After making all of those I had none of my kit stuff left - so had a good read  online over Christmas - and have treated myself to lots of soap / candle making equipment with the plan of getting into it 'seriously'

 
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014 03:49:59 AM »

Lovely and I totally agree with you about the lavender. I don't believe you can have too much of it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014 01:18:31 PM »

well done they look lovely.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014 12:45:31 PM »

They look great!  I agree that you can't have too much lavender either.

You're right about the top photo looking a little like crumpets too!
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