Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Valentine Soap #1

I was inspired by a post from the Soap Queen making a peppermint soap. I love the colorful peek-a-boo middle portion, so I thought I would give something a try for Valentines.
I decided to use my new mini mold Cousin Al made me, and well with the first time using a mold you have to get your proportions worked the base ended up being a lil taller than I would have really liked, but all in all I think it turned out great!

First step is making my layered embeds. When I think of valentine I think of victorian/shabby chic, so I love reds, pinks, white, lavenders and greens. So here I made 3 layers of red white and green...a lil watermelon looking at this stage, but I knew it would come together.

Then I cut them up into pieces...

Here you see the first layer poured. It is an oatmeal base scented with almond. The embeds are scented with cherry blossom.

Next I melted some clear base and poured over the oatmeal base adding my embed pieces as I went.

Then I added a white topper and sprinkled more embeds on top...I LOVE this mold and being able to see what my layers look like as I go.

Here is my completed log...

...and the finished product.

Each bar is about 5 ounces in weight, 2-1/4 inches wide, 3-1/2 inches tall and about 1 inch thick. $7 each and that includes US/Canada postage.

Claim your bar over at our Etsy shop now before they are all gone.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Oh yum! I love peppermint! I will have to stop by and take a look at your etsy shop too! :)