I don’t work with embeds that much. It takes a little bit of planning and working a little days ahead. In one of my pasts posts I used different color soap balls and embedded them in the soap. The results were very cute.
If you are curious here is the link to “Fun Soap”
Since I had good results the last time around I decided to try it again. This time I used my strawberry silicone mold. I was envisioning all these strawberries and berries on the top. Just thinking of how cute they would turn out. I decided not to use Melt and Pour and make my strawberries out of Cold Press Soap….I was doing so good. Mix lye with the oils. Added the fragrance and then the mica. Pour it in the mold, and tapped the mold GENTLY to settle any bubbles…and then it hit me!
Thank goodness I had my goggles on! I moved so fast towards the sink to wash it off my face. I ended up with some in my forehead, nose and lips. Thankfully nothing bad happened to my face but let me tell you, my lip HURT!!! The small drop of raw soap that splattered on my lip felt like it was burning off a couple of skin layers.
I always read about some soapers that have accidents with raw soap, and you take that lesson and you try to be extra careful. Did I get lucky! A reminder to all…wear goggles – ALWAYS!!! an apron, long sleeves and gloves too. Because you just never know 🙁
In the mean time once I felt that I had washed off all the raw soap I finished pouring the soap in the mold, cleaned up my area. I ended up dumping tons of Vaseline on lip. My hubby looked at me and asked me what happened. After I was done explaining he grins and says to me …“now you have pouty lips!”…yes, I think I was sporting Angelina Jolie’s famous pout 🙂
But you are probably wondering how this soap turned out…here are the pics