Thursday, June 26, 2008

Peppermint Chocolate Cold Process Soap Steps!

There are lots of steps I take before I get to this first picture, but they involve measuring, measuring, measuring...oh...and wearing lots of safety gear (which I still have on).
In this first picture, I have just added the Lye/Water mixture to the Oils.

In about 10 seconds, this is what it looks like!
Here I have divided the soaps. I want to swirl and I need two different colors. I am adding chocolate to this pot.

Here they are all colored and ready to go!

After they have traced and are ready, I pour one color into the other!
Here it is in the mold. As you can see, I'm pretty messy! LOL!
Cut pictures tomorrow!


Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

Wow, soap making looks cooking. :o)

Gabriel's Aunt said...

French, that is very cool to see the process!

Debbie said...

That actually looks yummy, bet it smells wonderful

DreamON said...

I had no idea what processes were involved. That's interesting!

Crystal said...

That's really cool! I used to want to try soapmaking, years ago, but the lye scared me off.

Of course, now I play with fire and chemicals and other equally scary things. Sooo, yeah. :)

Walk in the Woods said...

This is so awesome! I have a friend who will be doing a demo for a couple of us who want to see the process live-and-in-person!

I do a lot of teaching, especially for things that are empowering! So THANKS a bunch for sharing your experience with us all!

You Rock!!!

Zo-Be Designs said...

Love that picture! It looks so yummy

SapphireChild said...

Wow! I was thinking about trying to make soaps (although I'll probably never get around to it!). Have you ever used herbal extracts as opposed to essential oils? If so oes it work the same or are they not as stable?