Some of you may remember a little while ago when I told you I started working full-time at soap-making supply company. Well, after a few months, soap is finally being made! It's so exciting to be learning a new craft and being able to create something from it!
This is a picture of my very first cold process (made from scratch) that I've ever made! I was able to make the lye water, choose my own fragrance and colors and even mix it together. We made this in a Beginner's Cold Process class that I took at Otion Soap Bar!
What you didn't see was the inside photos of what happened when we were in the class. After the class was over I went to take pictures of my soap to send to my husband (who is away for a few weeks) and this is what happened...
This is what the inside of soap looks like...yes, I dropped my new phone into a still wet batch of cold process soap. Luckily, the phone still works and there was minimal damage (yay)!
Earlier this week, I stared working on a present for a couple of people I absolutely adore, my fabulous sister and her amazing girlfriend. They are cutest, most in love couple I've met in a really long time and I wanted to make them a gift, so I decided to go with soap. They got to choose the colors, scents and molds of what I did and had full creative control over it. These are the soaps I've come up with for my sister's girlfriend, J.
Mold: Dinosaur Trio Mold, Background Color: Activated Charcoal, T-Rex Color: Amethyst Purple Mica, Scent: Wasabi
I think that soap-making is a lot of fun, but the more I get into it, the more I realize that in order for it to go fast and not drag on for hours, I'll need a microwave (I only have a crock pot). But I have a few more ideas in mind that I'm going to try out and then I'd like to move on to lotions, body butters and perfumes, particularly the later because I love fragrances and essential oils and blending them together.