Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tattoo Soaps - Day 48 of 365 days of Soap

I have been wanting to try this technique since I very first started making soaps! I first saw the idea on this great blog, another great soap making resource. They actually sell transfer paper, so you can print out your own designs. The way my little soap business works, is I make little soap, sell it, and reinvest in more supplies (molds, raw soap, colors etc.). I don't think I have yet to make an actual cash profit, but I have a closet overflowing with molds and other fun stuff. So anyways, I've been saving up to buy some transfer paper. It's a little pricey, as far as soap supplies goes, but totally worth it. Then I usually get side tracked, and spend the money on packaging, or scents, or whatever. Then finally I was like light bulb! This paper is meant to be made for temporary tattoo's, why don't I just buy a couple of them and see how it turns out?!? Then Wa la, we now have day 48 soap! I'm still gonna save up for the paper because I have a few of my own design ideas, but for now it's Captain Jack Sparrow (another favorite of mine, wit whew).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I won a contest!!!

I won an "Aloha Mold Contest" held by! Look at May 9th's blog to see my name! They were asking what kind of molds their readers would like to see, and 4 winners were picked! The winners received 4 molds of their choice! The molds are given from (they have really great stuff). I'm so excited I won, and thankful because this will really help out my "365 days of soap" project :) Thank you so much Soap Queen, and Brambleberry!!!

Please visit both these websites, they are really great soap resources, and make sure to check out my Facebook fan page to see how I use the molds!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How to: Fortune Cookie Soaps

These super cute soaps are very easy to make, just make sure you work quickly before your soap gets too hard. I apologize that my photos are not the best quality for this tutorial, I was trying to work fast lol.

You need:
White Soap
Light Brown/Yellow soap
Silicone Bread Pan
Silicone Jelly Roll Pan
Round Cookie Cutter

Step one: Fill the bottom of a silicone bread pan with white soap, about a 1/4 of an inch high. Let dry while you fill a silicone jelly roll pan about 1/4 inch high with light brown/yellow colored soap.

Step two: Cut the white soaps into strips that look like paper, mine were about 3 x 1/2 inches.

Step three: Take the light brown/yellow soap out of the jelly roll pan while its dry, yet still flexible. Cut out 4 circles using a round cookie cutter.

Step four: Lay a strip of "paper" in the middle of the circle, just under the halfway line.

Step five: Fold the circle in half in one direction, then half again in the other direction.

Wa la, you have fortune cookie soaps :)
To learn how to make these, I looked up a real fortune cookie recipe. Here's a link if you would like to check it out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Need a great autistic info resource?!?

A website contacted me regarding my Autistic Awareness Soaps last week. They want to use them for a give away on their brand new website that opened up over the weekend,! They placed an order, and will be giving them away shortly :)

This website is for anyone who is affected by autism, whether you work in the field, or are a parent or family member. You can ask questions, and get advice from others who have the same issues as you. My favorite part of the website is the brag board, and that is where people post great accomplishments that were made that day!

They are not doctors, they are just people helping people :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fun with Soaps

I just listed these new fun soaps in my shop, I just thought they were so great I had to share! I think they would be so great for "Over the Hill" party favors, or gag gifts, or a gift for your favorite dentist :)