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Topic: Soap, lipbalm, bath bombs and sparkling bath dust  (Read 1599 times)
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« on: June 10, 2011 01:02:25 PM »

I got a kit in the DIY swap teaching me how to make melt and pour soaps. I received a glycerin soap base, yellow blue and red colouring, a flower mold and an almond and honey scent to get started. The first batch i made was the almond and honey sent, with the red colouring. i also added a bit of aloe and grape seed oil.

for the second batch of soap i used a cherry scent, as well as some flowers and leaves from a cherry blossom tree we have in the yard. I also added some aloe, grape seed oil, and honey.
i ended up getting a batch of each, filling the flower mold and skull mold completely so i got 48 soaps out of it. i also got an extra larger round soap from the left over cherry blossom but i was unable to get a picture before it was put in the washroom.

i made the rest of the stuff quite a while ago, but thought now would be a good time to post it as well

the top lipbalm is banana creme flavoured and the bottom is peppermint. its more of a lipstain than a lipbalm because after it seems gone it leaves your lips a nice redish pink colour for most of the day. The bath dust is pink, with a nice lemon orange scent to wake you up in the morning theres glitter in it to give your body a slight shimmer when you're all done in the bath and it also fizzes when you sprinkle it in the bath water.

the bath balms have a few different colours and scents. the lightest colour in the back is lemon orange for a nice wake up, the pink in the front is a refreshing peppermint and the darker one on the right is a fresh raspberry scent. Im happy with how these fizz when they hit the water, but i find them a bit crumbly. hopefully the next time i make them, they will turn out better. 

This was my first time making any of these bath goodies so i think they turned out pretty well and i'd love to hear any comments any of you have.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011 10:21:09 PM »

Looks great! Welcome to the addiction! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011 11:15:11 AM »

Thanks...and it definately is an addiction, Ive only been spared because I cant seem to find soap making supplies in town(the main reason I didnt start a while ago)...I still have to check balk barn and Im kinda hopeful because thats where I got the supplies for the bath salts ive made ages ago(but never posted). Ive put it off a bit because I want to go through all these soaps before I make another batch..though I do have a feeling the next batch will be kept for gifts. I do love that I can stalk up on silicon molds at the dollar store though, thats where the skull one was from, and Ive seen a bunch of other ones for different times of the year Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011 10:11:28 PM »

It looks great. How did you make the sparkling bath dust?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011 06:45:49 AM »

umm i found a tutorial on a website called craftbits.com it has alot of tutorials, but sometimes you have to use you imagination because the only pics they have is of the finished project, and alot dont even have that. Most of the steps for projects are rather simple so its not too bad though.
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