Yesterday was a productive soapy day at Otion. I had the privilege of teaching a Cold Process class, witnessing an inspired first timer at the soap bar and starting on my Fourth of July submission for the TeachSoap forum.
The Cold Process class went well. The students liked the bright colors that oxides achieve. Several of them will have soap that lathers colors. Their children will undoubtedly be happier than Mom about the colored lather.
I also tested a lovely Green Apple fragrance and did a two color swirl with Fuscia Labcolor and a green test color. Notice the lovely green? Yeah, neither do I. The green disappeared within three minutes. That’s one green color we won’t be adding.
I also started my Fourth of July CP soap project. I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with the project but I’m picturing some sort of checkerboard or brick pattern? It’s a work-in-progress.
Two friends came into Otion on Saturday to make soap. Spending their soap set up time wisely, they made a morning of it and headed to Bellingham Famer’s Market. Upon returning, they were thrilled with their soaps. They were soap naturals. Check out their multi-layered Daisy soap. It’s an excellent first soap.