Soapmakin'

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Soapmakin'

Postby Hardcoregirl » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:56 am

Anyone else like to make purty soaps or bath products?

KarlaBOO gave me some neat plastic thingies from Pier One to use as molds...so last night I got motivated and made a few.

I cut up loofah sponge into 1/2 inch thick circles and placed them in the mold with some lavender blooms. I just did the melt-and-pour method (I was lazy), added some lavender essential oil and some red and blue coloring to make it purple. They came out pretty, but I should have used some vaseline to aid them in releasing from the mold better.

Now I'm looking at ebay for soap and candle molds...dangerous...
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Postby Anath » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:42 am

I love making soap. Plus you can give it whatever scents you want, which is nice. I use melt and pour because I'm not so much into the "rendering sheep tallow" thing, and I like the shea butter stuff anyway.

Lately I've been trying the color-blending thing, where you have two containers of soap cooling until they start to get nice and thick, and then you pour them at the same time so you have a color on either side and a wiggly border in between.

That Jo-Anne place on North Peters has lots of molds and soap stuff and a few scents..
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Postby karlaBOO » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:59 am

I told you to vaseline them first, sillyness. I like to make soap. I like making it from scratch better. It takes it too long to set (for me) when I do it any other way. I haven't tried the melt and pour, but I have done the one where you grate Ivory, melt it, and add other things to it.

My favorite frangrance blend is Jasmine E.O., Lavender E.O., a smidgen of Patchouli E.O. (to blance out all that sweetness), and ground, dried chammomile. I colored them with a light blue-violet. They were very pretty with the yellow bits of flowers sticking out. :)
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Postby The Stormstress » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:56 pm

I dunno how 2 make 'em, but I got some grrrrrreat soaps from a lady n NashVegas a few years back... It was an oatmeal face soap & it waz the BEST ever! I'm talking a perfect complexion after only a few uses... I wish that I could find her or just more of her soap again!
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Postby candicide » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:17 pm

I have a few friends from Gothic Auctions that make their own soaps...and I really got interested in making them right before the wedding, because I wanted to have my bridal gifts be completely handmade. I never had the extra change to buy all of the supplies, though.

I did learn how to make bath salts, and I've been addicted ever since. My favourite scents right now are pear-berry, and my forever favourite, vanilla...even though that is my winter scent.
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Postby abreeskye » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:08 pm

I love, love, LOVE making soaps and beauty products.

The supplies are too damn expensive! It has taken me forever to just get what I have now. Buying a little bit here and there.
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Postby Anath » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:35 am

Yeah, collecting the supplies a little at a time is the only way. But once you have them, it's like "Oh, mother's day gift, birthday gift"... I like making gifts for people. And the selfish practical side of me likes not shopping for gifts.
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Postby Guest » Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:39 pm

I love making soap from scratch! I don't know how much money i've spent on soap making supplies @.@ I have tons of fragrances and I make my own colors from pigments. I mix then with a little water into 1 oz. bottles. I will be willing to sell them for only $1 a bottle wich is way cheaper than the ones you buy anywhere else and a little goes a long way. This is a link to my favorite place to buy molds. http://www.andale.com/stores/sf_home.js ... fUrl=chase

It's a little bit spendy but the molds are well built and last a long time. Heres another great soap/candle supplier link http://www.charlestoncandlecompany.com/
Theyre fragrance prices are nice and they have such a big selection!
I DO NOT recoment the witches brew scent >_< yuk!
Also I recoment after pouring the soap into the molds let it sit for a half an hour then put it in the freezer for a half and hour and the soap should pop right out. ;)
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Postby DarkFaerie » Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:45 pm

Oops! I forgot to log in o.o that was my post...
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Sun Jul 27, 2003 4:40 pm

Hey Darkfaerie! I'm glad you got back on the board! I spoke with you at Hot Topic about the soaps you sold at the swap meet, and I've talked to you at Sanctus.

I still want one of those black wire and skull bracelets you made, and your Lolita outfit was awesome!!
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Postby DarkFaerie » Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:02 am

Hey Buttercup! You can email me about the bracelets. I just recently sold the EGL dress on ebay. I could not make it to Sanctus tonight unfortunatly. But feel free to email me at Nyteangel@comcast.net
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Postby rum raisin » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:47 am

I have had some trouble with the molds for soap-making. Great tip about using the vasaline!
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