A week ago, before my visit from the “Soap Gremlins”, I managed to make a perfect soap batch. Perfect to my current skills, mind you. But don’t compare my “perfect soap” to some beautiful bars of soap out there…because then I really can’t hold a candle to them. I have many batches to go before I get there.
Yes, I admit it, I am a Blog and You Tube “Soapy Stalker”. I confess to admiring all those beautiful bar of soaps and wondering…”How did they do that?”. There are some wonderful artists out there and I admire their craft and hope to get to their level one day. I decided to try a technique that I have noticed an experience soap, Celine Blacow from Soaperstar, use in her You Tube videos. Celine makes some beautiful bar of soaps and I always enjoy watching her videos.
You can check her Channel here:
and her blog spot here
I gathered all my supplies together, prep my lye water and oils and got to work. I must say that while I did not come even close to Celine’s designs, I was pretty happy that I was able to do some swirling!
Here are the pics! I used Yuzu fragrance oil
I am squealing with happiness!!! I am so proud of my little self 🙂 and to make it more nice I used Goats Milk as well. No overheating and no gelling.
So here I was in cloud nine and then my husband walks in and says…”Oh. Nice. You made chocolate soap”
OK…so I used the wrong coloring for the “Citrus” of the Yuzu fragrance. Yes…you see this and oranges don’t call out to you…
hmmm, there is a reason why I need to do more research with colors
But in the mean time; I still smile and squeal every time I see my new bars of soap