Soap! pictures of the finished product!

Discussion in 'Crafty Cabin' started by ProctorHillFarm, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    I just got done making my first batch of soap! :leap:

    I froze and stored SO much milk from over the summer promising myself I would get into soapmaking this winter....

    Well I finally got all of the stuff together that I needed- and read and re-read all the processes over and over (it definately SOUNDS alot more complicated than it is!)

    And today I made 4 lbs of Honey Almond Oatmeal soap! Woohoo- I can't wait until it cures so I can see how it turned out.

    I can't wait to make my second batch :) the possibilities are endless!
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Re: Soap!

    That's exciting. I love that soap. Are you going to sell any?
     

  3. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Re: Soap!

    That's definately the goal.

    I have a lot of soap to sell to make back my start up costs- hah :ROFL:
     
  4. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

    694
    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Re: Soap!

    LOL! I wanna make soap too!!! :D Good job!!! :clap:
     
  5. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Re: Soap!

    Haha thanks- it's so much fun. I already have SO many ideas for my batches to come

    Im going to make Cucumber Melon with walnut seed for light exfoliation

    Im also going to do a Vanilla & Pomegranate batch.... Mm Mmmm :)

    I also ordered an oil blend for pain relief and soreness - so am going to make some theraputic bars. I have a friend that owns a massage therapy center and she wants to sell some of that kind there.
     
  6. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

    477
    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    Re: Soap!

    Keep us posted as to what you will be selling. One of my daughters gets eczema and I unfortunately get psoriasis patches, particularly on the top of one foot. We have been trying different types of soaps, but haven't found anything yet that is both soothing and non-stinging. Silly me, I have not tried goat milk soaps yet. :oops:
     
  7. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Re: Soap!

    Ohh! I would be happy to whip you up a batch of soap if you would like! :)

    Let me look into whats best for skin care- probably a simple soap without added smellies and such, and probably some oatmeal for soothing
     
  8. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    Re: Soap!

    I'm hoping to make some in the summer. The process looks kind of complicated & a bit intimidating so I'm glad to hear that you said it's easier to make than it sounds--that gives me some hope :)
     
  9. Re: Soap!

    LOL :slapfloor: I buy it. :ROFL: LOL Congrats on making your first batch. It's all I can use as well as the lotions.

    Allergies! :roll:
     
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Soap!

    thats so neat!

    I tried a few years ago, but it all separated and now looks like cottage cheese lol. I also used like...a whole drip bottle of lavender scent...ummm yeah so you can REALLY smell it :doh: . oh well! I still have alot of the supplies, just need to get some milk from these girls....
     
  11. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Re: Soap!

    Woohoo- my good soap making supplies came so I got to make a real batch of soap to sell!

    Here is my Cucumber Melon with crushed walnut seeds:
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    And this was my first "tester" batch (made before I got my nice mold)
    - Honey Almond with Ground Oatmeal:
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    I made a batch of Sweet pea with Freesia and a hint of Pear today- mm mmm, cutting it tomorrow and can then post some piccies of that!

    Next on the list: Stop Pain Synergy Soap Bars- Vanilla Pomegrante- and a batch of "nothing but natural" for kids and peeps to try! :)
     
  12. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I really like your mold. Where do you find one like that? Or is it a type of cutter that makes the nice grooves in it?
     
  13. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Its just a wooden 4 lb mold and then I used a crinkle cutter to cut it :)

    I ordered my stuff from here: www.brambleberry.com
    A gorgeous site and their products are really really nice!

    Have you ever used soap stamps?
    They have ones that say Goat Milk and I thought it would be really neat to stamp my soaps with it- but not sure how that works- do you do that at about 24 hours right after you cut it?
     
  14. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I haven't used the soap stamps, although I almost purchased the Goat Milk one. I am assuming you stamp it about 12-24 hours after putting it in the mold? - while it is still somewhat soft. I have A LOT of molds purchased from a friend when she got out of soap making, so most soaps are put in those molds (ones with baby goats, flowers, hummingbirds, etc) but I personally prefer the plain molds to cut bars out of, more "rustic" looking. I really like the way your soaps turned out! Very good for your first batches! :D What oils do you prefer using?
     
  15. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Thanks- Im really happy with my second batch!

    I used Coconut, Palm, and Olive Oil for that batch.

    The first batch I used Coconut, Olive, and Vegetable Shortening- this batch traced A LOT quicker- but I like the texture of the second batch better

    I have some sweet almond oil I want to try adding- and I also want to start adding Shea butter
     
  16. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

    477
    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    Oooh - those look really nice - I am excited to try them out :love:
     
  17. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Im like a soap making machine right now!

    Here is the Sweet Pea with Freesia and a hint of pear (didn't add anything else so its pretty "boring")
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    But here is the Vanilla and Pomegranate with rasberry tea leaves
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    Kids n Peeps- I think today Im going to make your soap- I want to pick up some Vitamin E to put in it. I also think I will add a small amount of ground oatmeal which should be great for your skin

    Then the next batch will be Stop Pain Syngergistic with Organic Mint Leaves :)
     
  18. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    Wow! They look great! And I bet they smell great too!! mmnnnnnmmmm :love:
     
  19. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Thanks- they do smell good! And the are making my house smell might nice while they are curing too!


    Kids n peeps I just got done making your soap! Its in the mold now- when I cut it tomorrow I will post a picture

    :dance: