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This is how your mix should look after the first 'whipping' of the hard oils at this stage. The oils must be at room temperature, not too cold and not close to melting. Make certain that any small lumps are incorporated  well, you want a nice smooth creamy look in the whipped oils.

 

 

This is how the mix should look after adding the 'soft' oils and the caustic soda/water mix. Give it a couple of minutes of whipping after the caustic soda/water has been added.  You can really whip it as little as you like for less volume and a denser soap.

 

 

 

This is my mixing machine.  If your concerned with adding the caustic soda/water mix to the whipped fats & oils then you can wrap the top part of the machine in plastic cling wrap, leaving a small opening to allow you to pour in the caustic mixture.

 

It's also a good practice to keep children away from the machine while your making the soap.

 

After the mix is whipped I transferred this one to separate bowls and coloured them. I colour them all first and add the fragrance to each of the bowls just in case the FO speeds things up. You can experience a sort of a seize but nothing like the seize you get with Cold Process soap. This one just slowly thickens the mix and you can usually work around it.

 

I then spooned the mix at random in the box, banged the box down on the bench top to flatten the mix, making sure there is a towel under the box to soften the blow.

 

A quick swirl with the plastic scraper to give a swirls then I pushed in the dividers and left the surface texture as part of the design. 

 

 

 

 

 

Floral Fragrant Oil

This one I tried a 'weave' pattern using commercial sized nylon piping bags, its two layers of piping then I banged it down to flatten it. The resulting bars turned out a little unusual. Not quite the 'weave' pattern I was after but I was satisfied all the same.

 

 

 

Lemon Myrtle & Lavender EO's

This batch was split into two then the fragranced with Lemon Myrtle and the other with Lavender. I lightly folded the two colours together then placed them into the piping bag and piped out the shapes. I also added a flower which I had made up months previously. I like doing these shapes as there is no cutting or smoothing of edges.

 

 

 

 

Lavender EO

I used mostly Tallow in this mix, it gave a brilliant white base so the colour was vivid. I lightly mixed the colours together then placed the mix into a log mould. I cut this log by hand using a wire cutter. It's a lovely smelling lavender soap with a great lather.

 

 

 

 

Cool Water FO

You can also do layers...simply build up the layers just like your icing a cake then leave to set.

 

 

Drakkar FO

This is the whipped soap piped onto previously made Hot Process soap. The whipped soap sticks very well to pre-made bars of Cold Process or Hot Process soap.

 

 

These are trays of pre-made flowers that you can use later as decoration on your soaps. I cover cardboard or trays with 'Cling Wrap' plastic so the peel off easily when they set. Store them in containers. Simply push them into the wet soap.

 

 

Small birds piped onto trays then I used these as decoration on other bars of soaps or if you make them large enough you can use them as 'stand alone' decorative soaps.

 

 

Frangipani FO

Another test of using a plastic scraper which I had cut notches into and used to scrape a pattern on the surface of the whipped soap. Turned out fine. This one was very easy.

 

 

 

Vanilla FO  Cold Process Bar

Here is an example of using fresh whipped soap to pipe green leaves onto a bar of Cold Process soap. I then pressed the pre-made flowers into the soft whipped soap and tapped the soaps down onto the bench so the soft leaves that were poking out over the edges then flattened against the corners of the bar of soap.  It looks very colourful but I forgot that the cold process bar of soap was fragranced with 'vanilla'. 

 

A few weeks later the brown from the vanilla leached into the new whipped soap discolouring the the brightly coloured leaves and flowers.  I still have one of these bars 3 months later and its not very attractive now.  So be careful if your piping designs onto Cold Process bars, make sure they don't discolour from the Fragrant Oils or you will spoil your design.

 

Bay Rum, White Grapefruit & Lemon Myrtle

This batch was layered in a silicone log mould. The bottom of the log mould has a ripple pattern which turned out attractive. You need to cut this with a wire cutter as a knife just splits it apart. You can also use a drop saw to cut the logs once they are set. These were fragranced with Bay Rum in the green layer, then White Grapefruit Essential Oil for the white and Lemon Myrtle for the top yellow layer.

 

Vanilla FO

I'm watching this one...Its four days old the time I took the photo. It's Brambleberry 'Vanilla Select' So far it has turned this light shade of creamy fawn which is a nice change from the dark brown we are used to seeing from using Vanilla fragrant oil.

 

 

Christmas Forest FO

This is another batch which I wanted to try a new 'Red' Ultramarine and also show you how you can cut perfect soap using a 'Drop Saw' So when your hubby goes to work you can sneak out and play with his drop saw or ask him to give buy you one for yourself :-) 

 

This one I made the basic mix and left it white, I scooped out two small bowls of white base and coloured on bright red and the other green. I placed the coloured soap into paper piping bags and cut the tip from the end so it would give me a thin line when I squeezed the bag.

 

I scooped a layer of the white soap into my mould box then randomly squirted the red and the green whipped soap on the surface, then another layer of white and repeated the procedure till the squirted the remainder onto the surface.  I bang the mould box onto the bench surface to flatten the soap down then I gave it a swirl with a knife and put it away to set. Three days later I cut it on the Drop Saw :-)

 

You may well laugh at my cutting methods but you can't deny the fact that the soap has evenly cut bars and beautiful squared edges. To me the saw is just another tool I have at hand.

 

    

 

    

Santa Snowmen - AppleJack & Christmas Forest Blend. This is nice and spicy.

A novelty whipped soap for Christmas, you could thread string through these and hang them on the Christmas tree. With a lovely spicy holiday fragrance.

 

You make these in two stages. Pipe out the shapes then let them dry a couple of days. Then make up another mix then use this to make the red hats, green buttons and the faces. The face and buttons were done using a piping bag. The red hats I used 'Red Ultramarine' and using a stick blender to get a real thorough mixing of the red colour.

 

Using a stick blender will also partly deflate the whipped soap, I needed the mix to be thinner or more runny as I wanted to 'dip' the heads of the snowmen into the red then let it form a peak and the peak could fall down the back to form the pointed Santa hat. I added extra water to the mix when 'stick blending' to thin it out. It's something you will have to play with, you could also add some extra soft oil to thin the mix down.

 

The peaks on the hats didn't quite work the way I wanted them to behave so I ended up using toothpick to tease out a peak to hang down. I'm pleased with the overall results and I had fun making them.