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Apple Cider Soap

Oct
30

Take a pot of cold process soap.
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Remove a small part of the prepared soap mixture to a small bowl.
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Add red and yellow liquid soap coloring.
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Decide that’s not enough and add some more.
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Mix it up.
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Pour the bigger pot of soap into the mold.
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Spread the smaller bowl of soap over the top.
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Run a fork down through it a little bit to push some of the color down.
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Ponder if this is going to turn out gross.
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Wrap it up and let it sit.
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Unmold.
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Slice into it.
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Interesting!
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I like it!

What I was going for here was an effect reminiscent of an apple. The apple cider fragrance oil itself lends a yellowish color to the soap, and the soap coloring in the part spread on the top looks like the apple peel.

Note: I used the same recipe you can find here in my hot process tutorial, but I made it with the cold process method so I could play artsy with it a little more.

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Peppermint Soap

Oct
28

Just showing off my latest homemade soap.
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This is peppermint soap.
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Not that there are any actual peppermints in it… But it’s made with peppermint essential oil for the fragrance.
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I made this soap with the cold process method, but it’s the same basic recipe that you can find here in my hot process tutorial.
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To make the swirls, I separated out a small amount of the soap and added red soap coloring, then layered that in as I was pouring out the rest of the soap and used a knife to swirl it through the soap. I’ve got it sitting out now to cure. I think it turned out really pretty!

Cold process takes a little more patience than hot process soap, and here lately I’ve been working on my patience.

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