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Wednesday, January 26, 2010
Who says bleeding soap colors are bad? In this project we use LabColor dyes so that the layers blend together beautifully. This is an easy technique that gives dramatic results.
Step One: Weigh out all of your oils. Melt the Palm, Coconut and Palm Kernel Oil. Add the Mango Butter to the warm oils and stick blend the Mango Butter in. Add the Sweet Almond Oil and Olive Oil to this mixture. Set this aside.
Step Two: Wearing full safety gear and following basic CP principles (unsure about CP soap? Watch the FREE SoapQueen.TV tutorials on CP soap here), weigh out your water and Lye. Add the lye slowly, slowly, slowly to the water, stirring the entire time, taking pains NOT to breathe in the fumes. Work only in a well-ventilated area. If you are ultra sensitive, wear a mask.
Step Three: We're working with a hotter mixture this time so check the temps of your oils. If they're not up to 140, heat them up until they are. Check the temp of your lye; has it dropped to 140-150? Is it clear? If so, it's ready to add into the oils, slowly. Careful! No splashes.
Step Four: Use your stick blender to achieve a very light trace. Basically you just want themixture to be emulsified.
Step Five: Separate out the soap into 5 containers. WEIGH the soap into each container. Weigh out 18 ounces of soap per container. There is no fragrance added yet.
Step Six: We are working from lightest to darkest. For each layer, you will add fragrance and color and *then* stick blend to a very thick trace.
For each layer, you'll strive to achieve a THICK trace. Then, pour carefully over a low-placed spatula. This helps the soap not break through to the next layer. You're looking for very straight lines. Do not hurry the pour. You have time.
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Wow! We've had a tremendous start for the new year. We are receiving so many orders that we are currently at about a one week turnaround. However, we are steadily gaining on the back log of orders.
So thank you, and please know that we are striving to get back to the same speedy 24 hour turnaround you've come to depend on.
To keep you in the know, we are updating the Bramble Berry homepage with our current shipping status daily. But you can always call us at 1-877-627-7883.
We really appreciate your patience.
Clean and modern with a slightly retro twist is how we like to describe our newest collection of soap molds. Four new designs to choose from: Circles, Squares, Radiant Heart, or Mod Flower.
Lovin' Soap is the newest addition to our ever-growing selection of online digital e-books.
What is an e-book you wonder? It's great! Just log-in to your Bramble Berry account to download and print it out or just read it on your computer. Never lose another publication; just come to Bramble Berry and download another copy. It's that easy.
When you purchase an e-book from Bramble Berry you will find a PDF file in your account. Just click to download and you are all set!
Did you know we have 36 free How-to videos? That's right, 36! There are so many that even we're surprised.
From layered soap, to shampoo, to cold process soap, to bath bombs Soap Queen has more projects than you can shake a stick at!
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