Our most ambitious project of the Soap Queen series to date is a project developed by Paula of PJ Soaps. She taught this project at last year’s Soap Weekend Intensive and everyones’ soap came out beautifully – even those that had never made soap before.
Soap Queen TV Episode 5: Clam Shell Soap from Soap Queen on Vimeo.
We did a blog post on the project and got feedback that photos may be worth a 1000 words but a video would be better. Given the complexity of the project, I agree.
Watch the video and gather your supplies. You’re going to love these soaps! You will need:
Pre-heat 4 quart pan of water on simmer (for rinsing your tools)
Gardenia Fragrance Oil
Sea Moss Fragrance Oil
shea melt and pour
clear shaving soap
4 heat safe containers
1 Clamshell Mold
1 double sided cleaning tool (in the tool kit)
1 strong metal dinner fork (with straight tines)
1PJ Scraper tool (in the tool kit)
1 Misting sprayer filled with rubbing alcohol
Erin, I hope you make these now that you’ve seen the video. They’re really easy to make AND are absolutely amazing when they’re done.
Rita, I’m sure your soaps came out great and that your sister really appreciated the effort. =)
I sure had fun doing these for my sister, for her 60th birthday last year. She lives in La Conner and has always been into clams. I did mine in CP, didn’t quite look the same, but they turned out really well. I put them in a plastic bucket for her bucket of clams.
LOL, I bought this kit when it came out. I still haven’t had the time to try it!! Maybe I will do it one night with the video now. 🙂
They all use pre-mixed Bramble Berry non-bleeding liquid colorants which are finely ground oxides suspended in liquid glycerin.
You can premix your own with rubbing alcohol. Directions are here:
I also cover mixing oxides around minute 3:40 on the SoapQueenTV episode #2 here:
Hope this helps! =)
How do you pre-mix the oxides? I didn’t find instructions to do that in the book, or on the website.
nice soaps! i can’t wait to make each soap you have made on each of your videos 🙂
I tried making these with the book that came with the kit. Mine came out ok but I am sure that with the video it will be even easier to understand and my soaps would come out even better. Thank you!
Anne-Marie, You make these techniques so easy to understand. Thank you for another great episode!
Carmen Rose says
beautifully done as usual.