Monthly Archives: September 2011

random homemade soaps

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a few soaps i tried this weekend.

         

this is my kitchen sink soap. it’s made with avocado-cucumber base and a citrus antibacterial soap. it smells divine

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this is one of my favorites. its a clear glycerin base with one of my favorite Victoria Secret scents with added dried lavender. i do not recommend adding dried goodies to your soap, they turn a funky brown and if you put them in clear glycerin, its just ugly. i remelted my original, added some goat’s milk base with added purple coloring and it worked out much better.

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another Victoria Secret scent added to a clear glycerin base and a couple of silk flowers. i wish you could smell this. it just makes me happy.

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one for the feet, one for the face. the orange soap has a foot scrub added, peach coloring in an avocado-cucumber base.

The white one is amazing. I added a combination of two face cleaners both with silicic acid… one a scub, one creamy added to a goat’s milk base. no color, no fragrance. Its soft and it lathers so so nice.

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Cristi’s masterpiece. “the eye”. we did layers of a pink soap scented with citrus shower gel and the purple is the same scent but stronger in a goat’s milk base. we layered them so we could keep a consistent purple “eye” in the middle. this process will take a bit more practice. this soap is about 5″ long… I just love the shape!

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this is a seriously cool soap. i added coffee grounds to a glycerin base with vanilla and berry scents. the coffee fell to the bottom of both soaps. i put them together so i have a double sided scrub. i crave brownies and mocha all the time now.

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my leg shaving soap. i’m just in love with this. improvements to come. more here on the process.

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fun with barbie boots in a clear glycerin base with pink sparkly coloring. Scented with lavender.

shaving soap… version 1.1

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i had to try a shaving soap when i had the idea to make curved soap to slide on my legs to shave with. i will use better base and ingredients when this works out. but i have to say, this one is pretty freaking sweet!

this is the basic mold set up:

i added a little water (thanks for the suggestion Cristi) to help hold the water bottle down into the soap I pre-poured into the dish. it looks messy here, but it cleaned up nicely.

added a little scented lotion

and some coconut oil

and mixed in a little purple coloring

out of the mold:

 

trimmed up and ready to use 🙂