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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / How to make your own wooden soap mold. (tutorial) on: February 11, 2012 12:31:45 AM
I'm a genius, I don't know why I never thought of this before, but I am glad I did. I was running around in Ace Hardware trying to get some things when I ran into the lumber section. I was watching this man buy wood, and I asked him what he was planning on doing with it, he said he was taking it over to get cut so he can make shelves for his home. So I said they cut wood here, he said of coarse, so then it hit me, I could make my own wooden soap mold.

I first purchased this piece of wood. I figured it would make a nice size mold.

I got the wood cut into these pieces. I didn't really take measurements, but I did pull out a photo of what a a wooden soap mold log should look like, and that gave the employee a idea of what he was going to cut for me. After that I got some nails so I can assemble the whole thing together. He told me I didn't need glue and that the nails would be more then enough to hold it together.

So I started off by putting the nails into the piece of wood that was going to be my end piece.

Then I nailed it to the base, and repeated the same step again, to get both ends of the mold secured.

Here's what it should look like when both end pieces are on.

I kept the mold facing towards me as you see in the picture above, I layed the piece of wood board on top, and began to nail it into the base, and repeated the step again for the other side.

Wooden Soap Mold

This whole project was under $20, and I was very happy that it only took me 30 minutes to complete. The mold measure 4x4x25. I was trying not to waste wood, and to make this project relatively very easy. Next time I would get the wider piece of wood, and make a lid with knob for my mold. I might even stamp my name all over the mold, and apply a clear lacquer to give it a more professional look.

I will keep you updated on the other molds I make, because now I'm hooked. This was fun, fast, and easy to do.
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Swirl Soap Tutorial on: May 02, 2011 08:19:41 PM
I made this tutorial because I love to swirl soap. This is a great way to make swirls in melt & pour soap.

Start by making a soap curl.

Then you make your base on let kool.

Then you pour your base into a round mold, I used a pringles can. Spray your soap curl with rubbing alcohol, so it can stick to the base, and just insert it in. Let it completely kool, then you can tear away the can, and you will have a perfect round loaf of soap.

Blood Orange Soap

3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Going Green (Soap & Candle) on: February 26, 2011 01:12:48 AM
I got a piece of bamboo, and some sand from a friend and she asked if I could make a candle, and soap out of this stuff. So I said I'm sure I could, and I couldn't wait to try. All of these materials came from her beach resort, and she has plenty of it. She wanted to utilize all of natural sources on her property, and she did just that.

4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Silly Soaps Tutorial (Silly Bandz Soap) on: December 08, 2010 01:39:41 AM
Kids are obsessed with these Silly Bandz, so it was only obvious that I had to make some soaps with them. I was putting it off for a long time, but my friend finally pushed to to do it, telling me what are you waiting for? She was right, I was just too lazy.

Get your supplies ready

Fist we need one ounces of clear melt & pour soap base. Microwave, pour into the mold, then place your Silly Bandz inside the mold, spray with rubbing alcohol. I don't add fragrance here, because it could cloud up your soap. Let it set, or at least get hard enough before you pour the next layer.

Then when it's finally set, melt three ounces of white melt & pour base, then add fragrance when slightly cooled down. Spray rubbing alcohol on the clear, and then pour the white soap base on top of the clear base. Spray rubbing alcohol again to get rid of any excess bubbles.

Silly Soaps (Silly Bandz Soap)

5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / 3 Color Swirl Soap on: July 28, 2010 08:18:21 AM
I made this the other night when I was bored. I am very impressed with how it turned out.

6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Beautiful Soap Packaging (Img Heavy) on: January 24, 2010 09:01:30 PM

I could not believe that I made these, they look so good, that everyone I knew wanted one like now. Ha ha ha ha.

7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Make your own essential oils on: January 19, 2010 03:01:52 AM
Has anyone ever tried to make there own essential oils? Does anyone know anything about distilling? Or if you have any information that you can send my way I would appreciate it.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Neopolatin Soapsicle on: September 16, 2009 06:15:15 AM
This next soapsicle was inspired by From Nature With Love. She made a tutorial on craftster that gave me much needed inspiration for a new soapsicle. This was just my first go at it, after a couple of times I got the right amount of each color in to make it look more proportioned. The top is vanilla, then strawberry, then chocolate. I wrapped and ribboned them up like my watermelon soapsicles, and they look really great. Sorry I don't have any new photos, I already shipped them out before I could snap a shot of the final product.

9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Chocolate Mint ahhhhh it smells so good on: September 16, 2009 05:37:27 AM
This is me making chocolate mint soap, which made me crave mint chocolate chip ice cream.

This is the first layer setting.

This is the second layer.

The last layer, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I finally finished and went to bed. When I woke up the next day I started cutting the loaf of soap, and wrapped it up.
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Heavenly Lemongrass on: September 16, 2009 05:13:21 AM
That's me making the soap. I made lemongrass essential oil soap with black sesame seeds. I really like the contrast in this bar of soap.

This is a really crappy photo, I need to work on my picture taking skills, and use the Nikon D 80 camera.

This is with the Nikon D 80 Camera, the photo is much clearer, and I still need to work on my photo taking skills. Ha ha ha. The texture, and color of the soap is really beautiful.
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