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Good Clean Fun

8 Feb

I spend a lot of time working and working on the farm, but I do try to make sure I have some time to have fun!  My newest hobby passion is soap making.  I’m always looking for ways to expand this endeavor.  Last weekend, I found a new soap mold that just screamed at me to bring it home.  So I did.

I thought such a lovely mold deserved a color other than natural, so I dug through my supplies and found some colorant.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I thought I’d give it a try.  When my soap reached trace, I started with a few dots of colorant.

I stirred it in and realized it was going to take a whole lot more to make any kind of noticeable color.  I added a bunch more and then some more.  Finally, I got a pretty pink.

I also decided to make some plain bars, but thought I’d play with some more colorant.  I’m not really sure how this one is going to turn out.  I guess that’s prat of the fun of trying different things.

It is just torture waiting for the soap to be ready to come out of the molds.  Finally, it was ready!  The bars came out first.

Overall, I don’t think they look too bad.  Of course, my final test is how they work after they’ve cured and I can really try them out instead of just looking at them.

The next day, the small molds were ready to remove.  At first, they just sat there when I turned them over and tried removing them.  I had to put them back in the freezer for about twenty minutes, and then they just popped right out.

I really like the way they turned out (oops-a piece of white soap sitting on the lady).  I’m certainly going to use these molds again.  I’m excited about getting some different colorants that are specifically for cold process soaps.  I’m starting to get quite a collection of soaps.  I have them on the rack that allows air to get to all sides so that they can cure.

I think this is definitely my newest addiction because it is so much fun!  I’m hoping I’ll have a collection that I can start selling by this summer.