Friday, March 18, 2016

Floating Soap - the Entry

Well, the entry thread for the floating soap challenge is open and I've posted my soap. That means I can post my entry here. Without further ado...

This is just after getting it into the mold. My piping skills definitely need some work but some of the "peeps" turned out okay. It's meant to be representative of water with floating "rubber duckies". I made a 30 oz. batch of soap and it filled a 9" x 9" square pan, or 16 square bars (well, sort of square).

After almost 48 hours, I was able to unmold and cut it. One thing about this soap is that it doesn't cut very nicely. It tends to chip a lot more than regular soap does.

I wanted a little bit of green in the soap as well but it got mixed in a little more than I'd anticipated. Oh well, not a big deal, really. The sprinkling of glitter over the "water" really gives the soap a nice shimmery touch.

But, you ask, does it float?

Oh yeah, it does! The only thing I don't like about this soap is the scent. I bought a fragrance oil from Voyageur Soap & Candle in Langley, BC and the one bad thing about buying online is that you can't smell the scent before you buy. I don't like it at all. To me, it smells like some cheap shave cream or after shave.

My grandchildren, however, love it. I'm just hoping the scent fades with time or I'll be giving it all away.

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