At dinner the other night, my brother and husband got to talking about cool soap ideas. Since Erik works at Otion and my poor husband has lost his kitchen to soap, they’re both pretty savvy about soapmaking. Somehow, they started talking about how cool it would be to have a geometric soap with manly hard angles, rather than the floofy loopy stuff I’ve been doing of late. So, I set out to make them what they wanted.
Well, sort of … the batch is scented with Rhubarb al Fresco (discontinued) rather than something that screamed, “Man! Man! Man!” but really, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Using the custom loaf mold that Bramble Berry has been testing (this is batch #7), the mold is propped up using (what else?) a bar of soap!
Then, I poured a slab of soap, being careful not to tipple topple the entire project.
After approximately 20 minutes, when the first layer was solid enough to hold another slab of soap but also stay put when slanted the opposite direction, I poured the second layer of soap. This project is done with our new Bulk Base and it soaps like a dream. It’s chock full of liquid glycerin so it cuts easily and melts down smoothly.
This is the view from the top. The Heavy Metal Gold Mica glistens nicely in contrast to the Canary LabColor soap.
The top layer uses a contrasting purple color — Bramble Berry’s non-bleeding Liquid Violet.
I’ll post the Reveal Photos are later today or tomorrow.
2 Virgos, The mold holds about 3 pounds of melt and pour soap.
2 Virgos Designs says
how many pounds of soap did this mold hold?
Oh, that’s wonderful! I can’t wait until its for sale! 🙂
heidi – the gold mica only looks that sparkly in clear bases. In an opaque base (like most CP soaps) it will just lokk king of yellowish with a little shimmer.
egassner – due to the high price of Shea butter we probalby won’t be able to offer it in an economical base. But we will look into it!
bath cake – it’s a new loaf mold we are testing out. It’s very flexible and easy to use but the sides seem to bowing out – so we need to re-work the design to make it perfect! But basically you make one long loaf of soap and then slice it into whatever size you like.
That mold looks so cool – it does multiple bars for M&P?
Carrie ~ Gigi says
I love this techinque, the guys need to keep “soap talkin'”!
These look really great! Do you think you will be offering the Shea base in bulk?
I love how the gold mica looks. Would it work like that in cp, or does the mica only look like that in m&p?
After seeing your work with the lab colors, I’m going to give some of the premixed colors a try too.
Shh, don’t tell my husband ; )
I spritzed alcohol in between all the layers. Thanks for the reminder That’s a really important step!
Did you spritz alcohol on the first hardened layer before pouring the second and then the third??
Trisha in Portland says
That looks so cool, I certainly hope it fits the “manly” soap image that the guys are looking for.