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.
Here’s to hoping today will be half as productive as yesterday.
Anne-Marie, you said that parents would not be so happy over colored soap bubbles/lather. Why? Do they stain/dye wash cloths?
Have you considered running classes in a video conference type setting? say…online soap training? wait! forget that comment…I need a reason to fly to the west coast for whale watching! shhhh…
Katie B says
Those colors are fantastic! And the swirls are beautiful! Love, love the idea of hair conditioner! 🙂
Oh and I LOVE the flag contest idea! I’m getting a bunch of labcolors this week and have already figured out what I want to make = ) Its perfect timing…I’m aiming for a 4th of July grand opening on etsy!!
I would love testing products! Experimenting is so much fun, especially when you never know what you might get.
Get Mini cupcake pans from Pampered Chef. I know, they have to be ordered but the quality of their products holds up and they stand behind their products.
Your swirls are gorgeous! Still chuckling about the Bacchus Soap!
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
Can’t wait to see your post about hair conditioners! 🙂 I wish we had an Ikea in town.
Hi Teresa, Thanks for popping in. Yesterday was a whirlwind for sure – we even made it to Ikea and Target to pick up some random household stuff. It’s been a weekend for errands. Today, I made some hair conditioner. I think I’ll make that a blog project (designing hair conditioners) this next month.
Sherrie, thanks for your order! I hope you like everything when you get it. Don’t hesitate to ask if you need technical support or anything. =)
I just placed my first Bramble Berry order today! (Yay for visiting relatives who can bring it back to Canada for me!) I can’t wait to try all of the small fragrances I ordered, and thanks so much for the detailed fragrance descriptions and tips. Very helpful.
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
Wow…those 2 have talent! And you left me exhausted with the account of your day. :> I think it’s time I took a nap.