Handmade soap tales.
It's been a hive of industry! We have been getting some of the cured soaps packaged;printing labels & ingredients,cutting & wrapping while often getting side tracked Some are going to our local,handcraft store Made in Chico www.madeinchicostore.com. I enjoy looking in there at all the wonderful creations.Packaging the soaps is fun & I love the symphony of smells when the soaps are all together.Some of the cold process soaps smell & look good enough to eat. Dax has a relative who did that with "Wake Up" which smells like a cup of coffee. We mailed him a couple of soap bars. When he opened the packet he thought they were coffee brownies,so put them in the fridge. After dinner he decided he would treat himself to a "brownie." With great gusto he bit into it. It sure was a very hard brownie but worse than that the taste of soap sent him screaming & frothing to the sink. Coffee addicts will try anything, even cold process soap
I finally managed a soap technique where soap is poured into a cylinder & cured overnight The next day the soap is pulled out from the tube and placed in the new batch of soap that is mixed & waiting.The first time I tried I couldn't get it out of the PVC pipe.The 2nd attempt was scented with essential oils that were different from the batch I was intending to put it in.NowI have admired other clever soap makers who had managed to get the circle in their soaps
I was determined to try another batch. Ta dah ! Here it is!!! So all is well in the neighborhood again. Thanks for visiting, Lizzie