Category Archives: Lavender

MELT AND POUR SATURDAY CONTINUED

I have had a tub of melt and pour goats milk soap base in my cupboard for sometime. It was almost as difficult to cut as the bigger melt and pour clear soap base.

Last week I made a lavender melt and pour soap base. I tried to use this to make some twirls and add the melt and pour goats milk b ase

My twirls weren’t the best but at least it was an attempt. I then placed them into the mold and sprayed them with alcohol

I forgot to take pictures of how the goats milk soap base looked on top of the lavender melt and pour twirls. I added Jasmine to the GM MP base and a Lemon Drop colour. This is the outcome

The twirls didn’t work out how I wanted them to. I won’t be attempting that again. But the soap is beautiful. The Jasmine works well. The colour of the soap is a pale yellowish colour just like Jasmine. The lavender patterns around the bottom and edges. Its a lovely soap. I’d probably find another way too mix colours in future.

This soap day discouraged me from sitting around munching. I almost had to force myself to eat lunch. However, one of the two Toffee crisps in my fridge didn’t make it. My cousin also a chocoholic called me and I associate her with chocolate. BUT proud to say I was satisfied just to eat one. The other has survived until today. I seem to be sticking to my one bar per-day regime.

COLD SOAP DAY

Well today it’s freezing outside. I’m still recovering from that terrible bout of pneumonia and wont brave going out.  However, after messing around in my cupboards I came across some melt and pour soap cubes.  I don’t often make melt and pour but these opaque cubes have been there for a while. I had two bags of these

I melted half of cubes into my only two faithful silicon loaf molds.  I added lavender fragrance and lilac colouring. Note that this batch has bubbles appearing. I should have sprayed the alcohol inside the silicon mold prior to pouring. However, I’m not really worried about this because I am planning to use these bases to make soap twirls. All I have to do is use a cheese scrape to take the bubbles out or scrape from the side of the bars.

The second batch I melted I added the Drop Lemon colour with the lemongrass fragrance. I sprayed the mold prior to adding the soap. It looks really good. The Lemon drop colour is also very nice but my pictures do it no justice.

Melt and pour needs at least three hours to set. I left it resting on my kitchen worktop. My kitchen is always cool but I might leave them inside the molds until tomorrow.

I will post more once out of the mold and the twirls. If anyone dares look at this I’d appreciate some tips