Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Very First Attempt at Soap Making

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the day I received my first soap making supplies.
Oh what excitement!  After reading a lot about soap making and watching how to videos on youtube.    I thought that it would be too difficult for me to decide which fragrance, colors and base to use for my first project and so I ordered for a kit.   After opening the package, I got into work right away, I forgot to take pictures of the supplies.
The company included a free half an ounce of fragrance and I can't ignore it or wait for another batch of order to use it.  So I separated a few of the base for the free fragrance and grabbed some baking molds for it.  My impatience to just go ahead and avail of  everything in the package got the best of me.

The white mold came with the kit and the blue silicone ones are from my kitchen.

As you can see in the above picture, instead of spreading the gold dust, I ended up creating a few globs of it.
Some of the bars broke off into two or three layers.  Definitely need to practice some more.
 The white top layer was sprinkled with the gold dust and the layers in between was supposed to be a pretty swirl of pink, blue and purple then a clear bottom layer.

Definitely a keeper hobby.  No needles flying all over the house whenever the machine is in trouble.  I just need to find a good supplier that ships faster than this company I am using now.  The supplies were good but this was my first and I don't have any other company to do any comparison yet.

It was great fun making it and waiting for the final result was satisfying even for a first time soap maker like me.

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