I have been restless lately…we have our house on the market to sell and we are trying our hardest to keep it clean. With three small kids that is a BIG challenge…for a soap maker (like me) it’s heartbreak.
I think about making soap and then I start thinking of all the dirty containers I will have…I need to keep my area tidy…make sure my oils and colors don’t look cluttered. Hide the curing soap from curious eyes. It’s exhausting just thinking about it…No soaping for me!
We had an open house and I swear I have two bars of soap missing! Oh well, just need to make sure to store the soap out of tempting eyes and hands. SIGH….
I finally broke down and tried to make a new soap batch. I was itching to try Patchouli Rain from Rustic Escentuals. I am still pretty conflicted…not sure if I like the Patchouli fragrance. I think it’s starting to grow on me, and this fragrance is pretty nice.
I decided to go back to one of my “palm free” recipes, and boy did the soap gremlins not like me. It ended up a little too soft for me. I purposely decided not to discount the water…maybe next time I just might. I also have a confession to make….I HATE SILICONE MOLDS…
Yes, I said it. I have invested some good money on log silicone molds and I always struggle to get my soap out. I always end up damaging my soap. I have realize that I would rather sit here and cut, measure freezer paper to line my mold than use my thick silicone molds. I find it easier for me to unmold my soap and set it on the counter for a day or two before I cut it.
Maybe it’s just me…maybe it’s that sometimes my recipes may be too soft (since I don’t gel as much) or that I do not have the patience to wait =)
As you can see …my poor soap is all damaged
So I am thinking that I may try to fix it a bit with my planer …only if I can convince my hubby to go to the hardware store and buy a new blade for it. Turns out the one I purchased on Etsy was not very good…=(
Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to unmold soap from silicone molds??? because I can guarantee you that the next time I make soap I will be lining it with freezer paper. He he he! =)