In the Soap Room

10 Apr

(Good)  I finally got to spend time in the soap room this weekend and actually use it!  I made both candles and soaps.

soap candle making collage

Making candles was no big deal.  Granted, I was out of practice, but it didn’t take long to get back in the swing of things.

candle collage

I tried some new candles!

candle collage 2

I really like how they turned out.

rainbow candles w


(Random)  Soap was another story.  Who knew that microwaves will interfere with your digital scales?  I didn’t.  I do have a batch of soap that I will have to personally test before I can sell it.  Just saying.

soap collage

I also made a new kind of soap, smoky patchouli.


I am also getting the idea that my soap room might not be big enough.

soap candles_4871ews

(Lots of fun!)  For now, I’m enjoying it!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for next week are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m linking to The Good. The Random. The Fun, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, I Heart Macro, Ruby Tuesday 2,  and Mosaic Monday.

30 Responses to “In the Soap Room”

  1. brokenbarn April 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    I burst out laughing at “it might not be big enough”. So excited that you are out there and is working!

    • Teresa April 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

      I’m pretty sure there’s no doubt that it isn’t big enough. LOL

  2. Patty Leonard Woodland April 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

    Patchouli makes me sneeze. I hate when I have to make it. Not big enough. heh

    • Teresa April 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

      That is one of the reasons I am thrilled to have the soaps and candles out of my house. It was killing my allergies.

  3. buckeroomama1 April 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Your soaps and candles look lovely!

  4. Maria Wijk April 10, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    Beautiful candles.

    • Margaret April 11, 2016 at 12:02 am #

      Your soaps all looks very colorful. You have worked very hard over the weekend.

      • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

        It was a lot of fun!

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

      Thanks, Maria.

  5. Gemma Wiseman April 11, 2016 at 3:54 am #

    Wow. Your projects are so lovely. Those candles are just so creative. I have never seen anything like them.

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      Thanks, Gemma. I am quite pleased with how they turned out.

  6. Stewart Monckton April 11, 2016 at 4:29 am #

    When I first read this post I thought it said ‘soup room’ and I thought – thats a bit specialised – but I think the real issue may be my eyes!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

      I do like soup, but itvs way more fun making soap and candles!

  7. Eileen Wise April 11, 2016 at 7:01 am #

    Good morning, wow you new soap room is not big enough? The candles are pretty, I like the colors. I am glad you are enjoying your new soap room. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Thanks, Eileen. I am okay now, but it isn’t going to take long to outgrow it.

  8. Laura Hegfield April 11, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    oooh, smoky patchuli… that sounds delightful!

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      It is a nice scent.

    • Laura Hegfield April 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro 🙂

      • Teresa April 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

        Thanks for hosting, Laura!

  9. Tamar April 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    I love the rainbow soap!

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

      Thanks! I thought it would be fun for spring.

  10. Sallie Rainville April 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    It turned out so beautifully! I would love the soap, but I’d have to get a new non-allergic husband and even your beautiful work wouldn’t be worth all that trouble ;>D

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

      I do have plain–no fragrance or color added.

  11. Judith @ Lavender Cottage April 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    A shame you think the soap room will be outgrown before long, time to start sketching for an addition. We’ve been discussing cows milk recently among friends and how Canadian farmers have to dump milk in their fields because of the government quotas. Unpasteurized is not allowed to be sold yet the farms drink it straight from the cow. Do you drink milk from your goats Teresa, and is it treated first? (I said I’d ask you:-)

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

      It’s okay for making soap, but being a show room makes it way too crowded. I do use my goat milk, but I also know how I handle it. I do pasteurize it for some things (making yogurt or buttermilk). I would never sell my milk raw even if it were allowed because it does require careful handling. I also have fresh milk every day. It doesn’t sit around for any length of time.

  12. Abrianna April 11, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

    I like the multi colored candles and the fact that your soap room might not be bog enough-after all that waiting and work-ack!

    • Teresa April 11, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

      It will be wonderful as a work room, but I am trying to set it up as a show room also. That makes it crowded.

  13. Jeanne April 12, 2016 at 12:31 am #

    Your new candles and soaps look so pretty! When I told my daughter you tried the smoky patchouli scent, she almost had an asthma attack at the very thought of it!! 🙂

    • Teresa April 12, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks, Jeanne! Some of those fragrances do get to you. It’s another reason I’m glad they are not in my house anymore.

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