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Feb. 21st, 2008 | 07:05 pm
mood: creative creative
posted by: pyanfar in amysgaragesale

so a week or so back i made some more soaps. it was so much fun! i only made four, though, since i'm running out of supplies. so far i've only made melt & pour glycerin soap, in different fragrances and colors, and this last time i embedded some soap confetti in two of the bars, and they came out quite pretty!

so, a question for everyone, or anyone:
what do you like in a soap? what fragrances, what colors? any knicknacks embedded, like teeny rubber ducks or anything?

right now i'm only low on the soap base itself, and i've been researching a few places to get more. i'd like to get some without sodium laureth sulfate or other chemical foaming agents. just sapponified oils, if possible, with other natural ingredients. eventually i'd like to try making cold process soap, which uses lye crystals and oils and fats.

but for now i have enough melt & pour base for a couple more bars.
i also have red and green shimmer powdered soap dye; red, blue, and yellow liquid soap dye; and plumeria, sandalwood, and lavendar vanilla soap fragrance.

i'll be taking pictures of the finished bars, soon.

Comments {3}


From: ditz_35801
Date: Feb. 22nd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

Ooo! The shimmer powdered soap dye sounds neat. How much for a bar?

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From: caughtinaflame
Date: Feb. 22nd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)

you should make soaps you can't see through with an object in the center. mystery object soaps:) maybe buy things from the quarter machines, or cheap bags of tiny figurines (there's a "cheap" section in the toys of walmart, at least around here)
and then maybe special occasion pewter pieces.
ooh i'm all excited about this and i'm not the one doing it!

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D. Davis

From: freedomd
Date: Feb. 26th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)

I don't need any soap, but as for fragrance suggestions... you've gone with "relaxing" scents, so why not jazz some up with some "get up and get out!" scents, like grapefruit, mint, eucalyptus, or even coffee. Just a suggestion!

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