To answer the musings of a Soap Queen commenter here, Oprah has made soap. And, she got to learn from the Queen of Crafts herself, Martha Stewart.
Phew. It would have been tragic for Oprah to not have experienced the fun of soapmaking. After all, soap is a consumable art form that brings in all the senses. Now, if we could only convince Oprah to graduate her soapmaking skills and move onto Jelly Roll Soaps or the Ducky Embedding Soap.
Sigh. A girl can dream, can’t she?
Michelle, I totally am with your way of thinking – I think that Oprah would love to graduate to the next soapmaking project.
Cindy and Tracey, there are so many inaccuracies out there about melt and pour soap. For a long time, melt and pour soap was commonly referred to as glycerin and I think that led to a bunch of common mis perceptions, including the no lye and pure glycerin ones. =)
I love Martha. I always considered it a disservice that she chose to let people think melt and pour was real soap making, rather than what it really is, soap crafting, also an art form. I also realize the liability she would have left herself to open to if her whole TV audience ran out to buy a can of lye and mess around with it. You can’t teach real soap making in a small segment of time on TV, just too many variables. I still learn after 8 years.
As I recall, didn’t Martha tell the world her soap didn’t have lye in that episode?
I looked at the link on Oprah.com – I’ve love to try to make soap with “pure glycerine”!!!
It would have been better if she would have had the “Soap Queen” show her.
Michelle in NV
Carrie ~ Gigi says
Well I’ll be… Oprah has made soap! That is a very “good thing.” 🙂