Saturday, May 31, 2008

Whew! I Just Finished Another Batch Of Cold Process Soap!

Ok, here we go! I have measured out all the oils and the hard oils are all melted. See the pen in the picture? I like to check off the oils I add to makes sure I don't miss one!










In this picture, I have just added the lye to the oils. They are the same temperature right now.














Here I have added the color. I diluted the color and used a dropper to add the color. Don't ask me about my "mustard" colored soap I made the other day!







The color is all blended now and it's coming to a nice trace. Right after I took this picture, I added the poppy seeds. They came from my very own
garde
n. Here I have just poured the soap, textured the top a bit, and sprinkled some more poppy seeds on top. The piece of cardboard that you see to the right of the mold goes on top. I then take several blankets and cover the whole thing up for 24 hours.












Here it is! All cut and ready to go...well...not yet...it has to cure for about 3 to 4 weeks!

12 comments:

Shell Mitchell said...

very cool... I have never known how that was done.

Smashgirl said...

Thanks for sharing the process, I learned something new today! Very cool!

Merka said...

That is so awesome. Thanks for showing us your process. I've always wondered! Looks fabulous.

Karma by Morgan said...

wow thats such a cool process - thanks for sharing it :)
the soap looks beautiful good luck

Kelly said...

Fascinating! I always wondered how you did that...

Kelly
http://macaroniandglue.com

BeadedTail said...

Thanks so much for enlightening me on the soap making process! I learn so much from your blog!

ArtsyChaos said...

Thanks for sharing. Such a pretty soap too !

Jen said...

I love seeing the process- great!

Cara said...

Neat! Thanks so much for sharing your method. The soap is beautiful.

mary jane said...

wow! so much work involved!
thanks for posting that and educating us all!
xo
mary jane

MSBABY said...

Poppy seeds! I'll bet they give the soap excellent exfoliant properties. Plus, they make the soap very eye catching.

Jan from Unique Baby Gear Ideas, Nursery Themes and Decorating Ideas

Kindra said...

Your soaps look so relaxing and fun! I will have to come shop sometime at your etsy! Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck!