Hi blog friends!
I acquired a new soaping tool recently that I'm loving! It's a planer/beveler that was handcrafted by Annette's husband who I met on the Soaping 101 Facebook group.
The bar of soap you see above is my Chocolate Marble Cocoa Butter Soap, before I used this new tool it didn't look very nice. It was lumpy bumpy and out of shape from being un-molded from one of my silicon loaf molds too soon. Now it reminds me of a marble counter top and I have a bowl full of beautiful shavings!
Those shavings seemed like the perfect opportunity to incorporate them into a new soap and make it beautiful. They are already scented with Chocolate fragrance and smell delightful!
While waiting for the oils and sodium hydroxide solution to cool to just the right temperature I lined my 5 pound loaf mold with freezer paper and set out my 2 pound acrylic mold just in case I might need it.
I made up my favorite 5 lb. recipe for this soap and divided out a little soap batter to color with Cocoa powder and each portion received fragrance. Chocolate in the dark soap batter and Peppermint essential oil in the creamy batter.
It turned out that I did need my 2 pound acrylic mold too. This is the 2 pounds of soap still in the mold before being cut.
And this is the 5 pound loaf of soap after it came out of the wood mold. Notice a color difference? I think it's because of the different molds, one being acrylic and one being wood.
This is the soap from the 5 pound wood mold sliced into one inch bars. As I was making this soap our house smelled like a Peppermint Patty and I was hoping that the soaps turned out as "pretty as they smelled" and I think they did! This is going to be pure delight in the shower =)
If you'd like to try my Mocha Mint Frappuccion Soap it's available in my Sudz n' Hunni Soaps online store starting today.
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