When we flew Debbie from SoapyLove up to Bellingham to teach at our sold out Otion Soapmaking Weekend Intensivethere were many, many comments asking for a video of the classes to bring the learning into your own home without having to travel to Bellingham.
To introduce you to some of our favorites (but it’s hard to pick your favorite when they’re all your babies!), I have put together this easy and super adorable project. The scalloped rectangle mold is used to look like yummy old fashioned cookies and can be made in two “flavors”: vanilla/strawberry, and chocolate/vanilla!
Sweet Treats Colorant Set
Delectable Desserts Fragrance Oil Set
1 lb. Naturally Clear Soap Base, cut into small cubes
1 lb. Bright White Soap Base, cut into small cubes
Scalloped Rectangle Mold
Rubbing alcohol in spray bottle
Cutting board and knife
For the strawberry/vanilla combo, for each soap you are making, melt 3 ounces of clear soap base (20 seconds on high in microwave). Stir in a few drops of Buttercream Yellow colorant. Then add a few drops of Vanilla Frosting fragrance oil and a few drops of Vanilla Stabilizer.
Pour in a layer of this soap, just to 1/4″ thickness. Allow to harden at room temperature.
Now melt 3 more ounces of clear soap base and color with a few drops of Pink Frosting colorant. If you would like a softer shade, you can stir in a drop or two of the White Icing colorant. Now add a few drops each of Strawberry Jam and Vanilla Stabilizer.
Check soap temperature to make sure it is no hotter than 120 degrees. Now spray your Vanilla layer in the mold with alcohol and pour in the Strawberry soap until 1/4″ from the top of the mold. Allow to harden completely.
Briefly reheat the Vanilla soap for 10 seconds or so in the microwave. Check the temperature again, spray the Strawberry layer, and top off the mold with soap. Allow to harden.
Gently pull sides of mold away from the hardened soap, invert and unmold. Voila!
For the Chocolate version, use clear soap base with Bakery Beige for the “cookies”, then white soap base or clear base colored with White Icing colorant for the center. I recommend the Chocolate Fudge and Vanilla Frosting fragrance oils.
Make sure to check back here at The Soap Queen often because I’ll be back with lots of great projects featuring the new Soapylove supplies! See you then! — Debbie
I couldn’t help but notice how awesome the discussion was on the ‘This is My New Normal’ blog post. It made me wonder, do you want more business posts? More personal musings? Or do you like things the way they are?
Naturally Clear Melt and Pour
Candy Jar Fragrance Set
delectable Desserts Fragrance Set
Jewelry Box Soap Colorants
Sweet Treats Soap Colorants
Scalloped Heart Mold
Scalloped Rectangle Mold
Scalloped Round Mold
Mandarin Myrrh Fragrance oil
Bay Rum Fragrance Oil
LoveSpell Type Fragrance Oil
Lavender and Herb Fragrance Oil
Patchouli Fragrance Oil
Summer Melon Spritzer Fragrance Oil
Vanilla Oak Fragrance Oil
Heavy Duty Molds
Chocolate Shimmer Mica (lip and eye approved)
Copper Penny Mica (lip and eye approved)
Deep Blue Mica (eye approved)
Lavender Mica (lip and eye approved)
Matte Yellow Mica (lip and eye approved)
Super Blue Mica (eye approved)
Super Green Mica (eye approved)
We’ll have our popular ‘What’s New’ category updated on the Bramble Berry site soon enough but until then, I hope this helps you to not miss anything new and exciting that we’ve added in the last two months.
Here are more of the sweet and juicy details.
Naturally Clear Melt & Pour Soap: This SLS-free soap is as clear as you can get while staying almost 100% natural. The soap comes in a perfect storage container.
Bright White Melt & Pour Soap: This SLS-free soap is the same formulation as the Naturally Clear, only with the addition of all-natural mineral Titanium Dioxide to make the soap white.
Jewelry Box Colorant Set: Add a few drops of these gorgeous crystal clear colorants to clear soap base and create any color of the rainbow! The superfine soap glitter suspends easily, adding that irresistible touch of “bling”!
• Fiery Fuchsia
• Turquoise Blue
• Sunshine Yellow
• Sparkle Dust (superfine Iridescent glitter)
Sweet Treats Colorant Set: This set takes all the guesswork out of hitting that tricky shade – a mouth watering tan that looks like baked cookies, donuts, waffles, ice cream cones, or pop tarts. The white color allows the crafter to soften it more, or add a drop of Buttercream yellow to warm it up. The White, Pink Frosting, and Buttercream colors are gorgeous for layered dessert inspired soaps. The bonus tube of mixed “rainbow sprinkle” jojoba beads is icing on the cake!
• White Icing
• Pink Frosting
• Buttercream Yellow
• Rainbow Sprinkles
Candy Jar Fragrance Oil Set: With classic hard candy scents, this will be a must for those neon styles and glittery jewel tone soaps! The Vanilla Stabilizer will give extra insurance that those pretty soaps won’t change color.
• Cherry Pop
• Pink Strawberry
• Lemon Drop
• Tutti Fruity
• Vanilla Stabilizer
Delectable Desserts Fragrance Oil Set: Like a trip to the ice cream shop, this set covers all sweet tooth temptations. Creamy frosting, rich chocolate, sweet jam, and refreshing sherbet scents will tickle any fancy!
• Chocolate Fudge
• Strawberry Jam
• Vanilla Frosting
• Orange Sherbet
• Vanilla Stabilizer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amber Strawn
360.734.8278 x 103
Bramble Berry Announces “Soap’lebrity” Branded Product Line
Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies (https://www.brambleberry.com) is partnering with soap artist Debbie Chialtas of Soapylove (http://www.soapylove.com/) as a designer in a series of Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies. The Soapylove Line is a unique collaboration between a well-known online soapmaking supply company and the extreme creative element of Soapylove. The exclusive Soapylove for Bramble Berry collection draws inspiration from the 1980’s, ice cream parlors, and all things sweet and cute.
“Debbie Chialtas is a soapmaking icon, known throughout the indie crafting community,” said Anne-Marie Faiola, founder of Bramble Berry. “Bramble Berry is thrilled to partner with Debbie to bring her signature aesthetic to soapmakers across the world. Her vibrant, pop-culture inspired line combines retro influences and playful fun, providing endless ideas and projects for the novice to the expert crafter.”
Known for her book ‘Soapylove’ and her popular (and first of its kind) E-Zine series, ‘Let’s Get Soapy’, Chialtas developed her Bramble Berry collection based on Soapylove’s quirky and fun style. “While designing my soaps,” Chialtas explains, “I ended up mixing so many special colors and fragrances that I realized there was a void in products out there to make bright and stylish soaps. The partnership with Bramble Berry is a dream come true; seeing my product ideas come to life is incredibly exciting!”
Chialtas started making soap when she was pregnant with her first child in 2005. Her innovative Soapy Pops were a huge hit and since then she has expanded her line to include a core line of Soapy Pops as well as a new and modern line of soaps. She also enjoys designing tutorials for her e’Zine, her book, her active blog http://www.soapylove.blogspot.com/ and guest blogging for http://www.soap-queen.blogspot.com/.
This is Soapylove’s newest project. A special thanks to Debbie Chialtas for letting us share this fun project the day that her book hits the shelves!
Buy your copy now.Here’s what you’ll need:
We just eyeballed the measurements
(trying not to laugh)Clear Melt and pour
White Melt and pour
Cappucino Mica or Blue Green Mica
(or your favorite eye color)
Liquid Black Colorant
Pearberry Fragrance Oil
Get your copy today!
Send us an email and we’ll hold a book just for you.
Email us here!
Me being silly around Debbie’s (Soapylove) in-process soap pieces for plaid soap! Debbie’s fun and amazing projects are coming soon to SoapQueen.TV as a special project tutorial – I can’t wait to share the process with you.