I have already wrapped plenty of soap for the month of June… and yet, I am still wrapping soaps! Don’t get me wrong… I don’t mind wrapping the soaps or even making the soaps. It’s the clean up I’m not too fond of. 😉 I had my toddler visit me in my craft room and he wanted to use my hole puncher to “cut paper”. So I had tiny paper circles (along with my pile of papers) all over my floor! It kept him happy so I could keep working. There’s nothing wrong with that. Cut away!
Here are a couple of pics of todays wrap-a-thon.
There are more soaps to wrap…. after a little clean-up first. 😉
I’ve been in my soap room working on a new technique I’ve recently learned about. I wanted to share the photos of my results with everyone.
My first batch was scented with Bubble Gum Phthalate Free fragrance oil. It’s still a little soft…. but I couldn’t WAIT to cut it!
The swirls came out pretty nicely considering it was my first go around. I’m used to cold process where the swirling is a little easier.
And with these test batches I’ll be able to use up some fragrance oils I’ve got floating around! Create some more space so I can fill them up with …. more oils, of course! 😉
My recipe used a good amount of Olive oil. That would explain the green tint to my bar. I didn’t have any titanium dioxide mixed and ready so I left that portion alone, but I did want to incorporate a red for the “bubble gum”. Specifically, I wanted to test my coloring and swirling technique. I’m pretty happy with the outcome. However, I know that I can do better with a little practice. Now, I wonder what I’m going to try with my second batch. Hmm…
I’m wrapping soaps again today! And today it’s shampoo bars. The packaging was inspired by a fellow blogger. SOAPJAM. (Although her packaging is much nicer.) I love how how it adds color and completely covers the soaps. I’ll need a little practice with folding my papers just so to acheive the crisp look I’m going for. However, over-all, not bad.