i have been wanting to make soap for the longest time and i finally did it and i had so much fun!
i used soap goat scents, they smell really good but instead of thinking i was saving money by buying it on sale, i think i was charged $10 extra because it had to be shipped to canada or some weird exchange stuff. ugh.
i made plaster molds
poured in the soap on the vasinline coated interior... i was afraid the hot soap would melt the plaster but it kept its shape (very messy... hard to cover up small holes) when i finished i put them in cold water to dry faster... but its a good idea not to expose the soap in the water because it starts to get a gross look... like when you leave soap in water for too long hah.
i'm making a series of art soaps... the ones i made have tea, and hair in it... and the other day i made "bathroom floor soap" which is scented like cleaning supplies, has "paper towels" in it, "dirt", beer bottle caps, a dime bag full of tea leaves, etc.
-i got glycerine soap which was kind of expensive... i think $8 for a 8x4x1 block (where can i get it cheap??)
-what if i wanted this soap for show, how would i avoid shrinkage... but still keep the scent?