Updated: Lather Lovers Additive Tests, One Year Later!

In 2013, I retested the samples from the 2012 swap to see how they compared.

In 2012, I participated in the Lather Lover’s Additive Testing swap on the Dish Forum, hosted by the fabulous Shannon of Scenter Square.¬†I kept the samples from the testing for a couple years after the initial tests, and ran follow-up¬†lather tests in 2013 and 2014 before I threw away¬†the soaps. Recently, I found my photo […]

Color Swap: The Reveal!

Obsidian Soap

You might remember this soap from the Pick a Color swap I participated in these past few weeks, I posted the making of the embeds and scent blend as well as the final process of the soap, including the top decoration. What you might have noticed is that there is something missing here… And there […]

Soap Swap: The Final Bars of Cold Process Soap for the Color Swap (Part 2)

Cut Bars of Obsidian Soap

If you read Saturday’s post about my recent participation in a Color Swap, you’ll know I’ve been hard at work on these lovelies. After creating the first batch of bright pink soap, I set to work slicing it up. The sample soap cutter from FCS made quick work of the full batch into my needed […]

Swap Time: Cold Process Soap Experimentation

Making of Obsidian Soap

Every once in awhile, I carve time out to participate in soap swaps via Facebook groups and online forums. Recently, I saw a swap based on choosing a color and portraying it in any B&B product. Being a soap lover, of course, I went for my standby – cold process soap. I’ve had an idea […]

Lather Lovers: Additive Testing

The biggest part of soapmaking that I enjoy is formulating and testing. Trying different formulas, additives, fragrances, and colorants adds up to a lot of testing over the years. Last year, I finally branched out and started getting in touch with the vast soapmaking community online. Before that, I was on my own. Many years […]