August 1, 2014
I’d been wanting to try using a fondant mat to make an imprinted soap for a while. I bought the mat to do so about six months ago. I only just recently used the mat to make soap. It’s really quite easy to make. I bought the mat. There are many places you can find them online. I got mine through Wilton.
I then cut the mat up into two pieces to fit my mold. I did a piece for the bottom and one for the top. You could probably make pieces for the sides too if you wanted too. I made my soap, poured it in. And then after 24 hours just peeled the mat off and cut my bars.
Very simple to do, and gives you a pretty soap.
March 8, 2014
I never really LOVED my previous shaving soap recipe. It worked, but I just didn’t love it. I finally got around to reformulated it. It’s a blend of coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, Shea butter, castor oil, and apricot oil. I also tried something a little different. Instead of making them bars, I put them in twist tubes. I’ve seen shaving soaps made both ways and I know I always drop mine in the shower. I think the tube will make it easier to apply the soap. I also think it work well for men.
Because it’s a new recipe and a new “container” I would like a few testers. I have three scent options: Bay Rum, Old Spice, and Arabian Spice. (All geared towards men.) If there are any men out there who would like to test a sample bar let me know (or women if you know of a man who’d like to try it out) let me know. I’ll send you a free bar. All I ask is that you pay for the shipping cost. I will include a questionnaire with the soap. The questions will just be a guideline for you and it will give me feedback so I can see if I need to make changes or if it’s liked as is.
Email me at: JenniferSoap [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re interested or comment here with your email address. I have a limited number available.
February 22, 2014
I’ve seen soaps that have dusted their tops with a thin layer of mica. I’ve tried multiple times to mimic the look and I’ve never quite been able to and in the process I make a massive mess (because it always involved me blowing…and blowing on mica…not the smartest idea!)
The other day I wanted to try and dust layers of mica on a batch I was making and couldn’t find the sifter tool I typically used. So in a pinch I grabbed a bottle I had sitting around and filled it with some mica hoping it might work in a pinch.
It didn’t quite do what I wanted for the layers in the soap, but oh my word it gave me that shimmery mica top finished I’d tried and failed to do soooooo many times before!!
Find a bottle like this: (sorry picture is awful!)
I get my bottles at US Plastic (if you’re interested).
Fill it with some mica. Gently squeeze puffs out of it over your wet soap and you will get a nice coating like this! So simple! So pretty! I love it when I randomly stumble upon ways to do things!
TIP: Do this outside (if you can). I’m still cleaning up pink mica! It gets in the air and it settles all over the place!