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Wednesday, February 23, 2010
We love the possibilities with this new vertical mold. This project shows how to make a basic layered bar. Only it's not so basic... this is only the beginning!
Step One: Weigh out all of your oils. Melt the Palm, Coconut and Palm Kernel Oil and add the Olive Oil. Set this aside. Assemble your mold with all of liners and center divider.
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: Slowly add the Lye mixture to the oils and use your stick blender to achieve a light trace.
Step Four: Pour half of the mixture into a separate container.
Step Five: Add the Annatto infused oil to one of the containers and mix in well. I used about 1 1/2 ounces but you might use more or less depending on the color you are trying to achieve. Blend in well.
Step Six: Add half of the fragrance blend and pour into one side of the mold.
Step Seven: Add the Alkanet infused oil to the other batch of soap and mix in well. Add the rest of the fragrance blend, mix well and pour into the second side of the mold. This blend turns the soap a gre/green color.
Step Eight: Remove center divider. Insulate mold if needed, and set aside for 2-4 days.
Step Nine: To remove from the mold be sure to slide or twirl the side liners off of the soap log so you don't tear your soap. It might help to set the mold up sideways on the side of the table so you can really push down on the divider to loosen it.
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Who says you can't be cute and safe all at the same time? At Bramble Berry we offer our cute, original soapmaking goggles in pink as well as a very striking green and black version, just in case pink isn't your thing.
Coincidentally, they match our Koala Bear Erasers perfectly. But then again, cute always coordinates with cute!
Out most recent addition from ELF Industrial Molds is this abstract leaves design. We love the balanced mix of geometry and nature in this one mold.
Bramble Berry's Waterproof Labels are the perfect way to finish off your handmade creations!
Our plain white, full sheet labels are formulated to be water and oil resistant when printed in your inkjet printer. So label with confidence using our label stock.
Add a touch of invigorating scrubbiness to your next soap creation. Our walnut shells are ultra fine and all natural. Now get busy exfoliating!
Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies
2138 Humboldt Street, Bellingham, Washington, 98225 phone: 360.734.8278 [email protected]
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