Rewind back to November...I went to Otion: The Soap Bar, in Bellingham,WA and to their cold process soap making class. It was an instant obsession for me and I have been trying to get into my studio to make soap ever since. Well, then the holidays happened and everything went bonkers(in a happy way), so it went on the back burner til now. YAY! Now I am ready to get my supplies and get soaping. Brambleberry is where I will be getting all of my oils and butters and they have an awesome cold process kit that I have been drooling over for months! That is where I am going to start.
One thing I do know is that I want my soap to be poured in a wood mold. That is where my dad comes in. I didn't have all the tools to build my own soap molds, but my dad does. I sent him a link to a picture of a soap mold and this is what the genius of a man came up with:
|Beautiful soap mold goodness...|
|The whole thing comes apart to make for easy soap removal.|
|A "far superior mitre box"(direct quote) for cutting|
My friend Shawna from The Bubblery, here in Leavenworth, has been a huge inspiration to really focus on making a business of hand made, because she does it every day. Her being able to take her craft and creativity and turn it into a brick and mortar store and a brand(for crying out loud) is something that amazes me every time I go there to drop off some candles. She also makes soap way more fun than I thought it ever could be, and so I give her credit for sparking the soapy fire that is now burning in me. Soaponification, I am on my way....
Stay magnetized to what keeps you clean!!!!!