Confetti Handcrafted Soap
October 27, 2009 by Mary Humphrey
Handcrafted Confetti Soap
I have been having fun with soap bases. What are soap bases? Ready made soap. The crafter cuts and melts the soap, adds their own touches, and pours the soap into a mold(s). Shortly thereafter bars of soap are ready to use.
Honestly, I am having a difficult time wrapping my mind around the idea that I am experimenting with “melt and pour” soap. I treasure the idea of making goat milk soap from scratch, watching it transition from a harsh formula, to one that is so mild and beautiful on the curing rack. Crafting soap the old-fashioned way. I will not be giving that up.
So, why am I working with a pre-made base? First, to create affordable soaps, focused on the holidays. Secondly, for the fun creativity.
The confetti bar is an excellent quality shea butter soap (unscented) embedded with goat milk soap chips (cherries and berries, lemongrass poppyseed, and a touch of peppermint and juniper grass). The soap lathers well and smells terrific. The scent does not pop out at the first sniff. Start lathering, the terrific scent is released! And it is pretty!
I have been testing the confetti bars. My main concern was that the chips would loosen from the bar of soap. Test results: the goat milk soap chips remain embedded in the soap as the bar is being used. Yes!
Additional photos of handcrafted soaps (soaps to be added to my online store by the end of this week):
Handcrafted Soap (Confetti, Tangerine Grapefruit, Tutti Fruity)
It has been busy on our farm. I am happily stirring up goat milk soap in the shop. And, my husband and I continue building the base for a small business that will utilize his hard-earned skills. For very brief moments I have felt weary, but…I take a deep breath, appreciate life, relax the shoulders, ease the facial muscles…and…find that life is beautiful, such a gift! I love it. We are blessed.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12