Handmade Soap from Our Workshops

Advanced Soap Making Course - Soap logs

We’ve been making a lot of handmade soap from our workshops as demos for the students before they make their own soapy creations.

Here are some of our creations made over the last month which will be available for sale in our handmade soap section of the store in four weeks time.

handmade soap from our workshops - Soap logs
Soap logs during cutting the bars

Here are a couple of soap logs, fresh out of the wooden mould, which Kim has just started to cut.  The purple soap with embeds is called Lavender Shimmer (it has cosmetic glitter on top), and the other is called Raspberry Creme Scrub!

Thyme and Olive Leaf
Thyme and Olive Leaf

This soap uses a layering technique using three colours including titanium dioxide.  It’s a stunning effect and looks great when cleaned up with a little methylated spirits.  The fragrance is Thyme and Olive Leaf which will be available in store soon.

Thyme and Olive Leaf
Thyme and Olive Leaf

We lightened the light green with a little titanium dioxide to create a pastel, but left the dark green as the normal tint.

Satin Sheet Swirls
Satin Sheet Swirls

This creation is a two colour layering technique using rubine and titanium dioxide and a swirl effect on the top.  It’s just blobs of soap batter with a bamboo skewer run through it to create this effect.  The fragrance is our new scent called Satin Sheets.

Satin Sheet Swirls
Satin Sheet Swirls

 

Raspberry Creme Scrub
Raspberry Creme Scrub

This bar is one of my favourites.  Using our Raspberry fragrance oil and some poppy seeds, we split the soap batter into two lots.  Whitened half with titanium dioxide, and the other with rubine and poppy seeds for a gentle scrub.  It’s a very simple two layer effect and we waited for the top layer to go set a little before using a fork to create the peaks.

Raspberry Creme Scrub
Raspberry Creme Scrub

You may notice that the white layers are not coloured evenly all the way through.  Its because I used a hand whisk to mix the colour which created some uneven distribution which was the desired effect.  Looks great.

Lavender Shimmer
Lavender Shimmer

This one is Kim’s favourite.  We cut up some old lavender soap bars that we created a year ago and used them as embeds in a chunk soap technique.  You can check out the chunk soap video tutorial here.  We lightened the violet soap colour with a little titanium dioxide to create a two toned effect.  With the addition of cosmetic glitter this bar simply shimmers in the light.

Lavender Shimmer
Lavender Shimmer close up

It is a very cool effect and smells amazing as well.

Amalfi coast surf
Amalfi coast surf

This bar uses our new fragrance, Amalfi Coast type fragrance oil.  We split the soap batter into three and created a turquoise using blue and green colour, and the normal blue for the darker shade.  White was a little titanium dioxide.

So what do you think of our soap?  These are just a few of the techniques we teach during our Advanced Soap Making workshops.  For those of you who don’t live locally, we are creating a short book with step by step colour instructions so that you can recreate these stunning soap bar in your home using our soap making kits.  Look out for this new booklet in late summer.

Don’t forget that if you have made soap using our kits, we would be excited to showcase your work in a blog post here in the site.  Send them through via email and we will post them up!  For those receiving this post via email, simply reply back to it with your photos attached!

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