African Black Soap Salt Bar

This past weekend I was hanging out with Benjamin (Prairie Soap Company) at the shop and decided to knock out a few projects for my blog. I took along my favorite molds for salt bars and decided to do three different salt bars using interesting additives, natural colorants and amazing essential oil blends (which Benjamin […]

The Basic Soap Slab Swirl in My Shiny New Silicone Slab Mold

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Ahhhhhh…  Who doesn’t like to break in a new soapmaking mold?  Join me, won’t you?  Let’s do this. (Want to make your own silicone slab mold?  Get the eBook here.) The Recipe Olive oil – 16 oz Coconut oil – 16.8 oz Avocado oil – 4 oz Castor oil – 3.2 oz Rice bran oil […]

Creating Custom Colors using Oxides and Ultramarines – Color Palette 1

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One of my favorite things to do as a soap maker is to mix colors! I’m by no means an expert but I wanted to share how I mix, test and use colors. In this post we’ll focus on oxides and ultramarines. Oxides and ultramarines are my favorite type of colorants to use because they […]