Soaps I have made

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Handcrafted Soaps that I have made- some old, some new, some ugly, some pretty. I've made hundreds of batches, but this is just a smattering of some of them.

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Gift Ideas

Various types of molded soap + Soap Dish Soap Molds, Soaps, Dishes, Gifts, Food, Hand Soaps, Presents, Tablewares, Essen

Molded Soap Gift Set

Various types of molded soap + Soap Dish

Orange-Clove with Freeze Dried Slice of Orange Olive Oil, Lard, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Sodium Lactate, Micas, Orange Peel Powder, Fragrance Oil.  A delightful bar to be enjoyed by anyone. Freeze Drying, Orange Peel, Avocado Oil, Fragrance Oil, Grapefruit, Soaps, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Healthy Lifestyle

Orange Clove Soap

Orange-Clove with Freeze Dried Slice of Orange Olive Oil, Lard, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Sodium Lactate, Micas, Orange Peel Powder, Fragrance Oil. A delightful bar to be enjoyed by anyone.

No matter the type of soap, they always make a great gift. Phoenix Homes, Soap Making, Soaps, Great Gifts, Type, Pretty, How To Make, Hand Soaps, Soap

Soaps make a great gift

No matter the type of soap, they always make a great gift.

Warm Vanilla Musk Soap made as a favor for a wedding. Phoenix Homes, Soap Making, Soaps, Wedding Favors, Vanilla, Warm, Hand Soaps, Wedding Keepsakes, Favors

Wedding Favors

Warm Vanilla Musk Soap made as a favor for a wedding.

Our shaving soap comes with the mug, brush and various colors. Phoenix Homes, Shaving Soap, Soaps, Candle Holders, Candles, Mugs, Colors, Tableware, Hand Soaps

Shaving Soap in a Mug

Our shaving soap comes with the mug, brush and various colors.

Funny (but useful) Gag Gifts - "Elk Olives" made out of handcrafted cold process soap. Looks very realistic - like elk poop, but much more fragrant and useful. Phoenix Homes, Cold Process Soap, Gag Gifts, Elk, Olives, Soaps, Making Out, Funny, Moose

Great Gag Gift

Funny (but useful) Gag Gifts - "Elk Olives" made out of handcrafted cold process soap. Looks very realistic - like elk poop, but much more fragrant and useful.

Soap Fails

Although I like the colors, I mis-measured the mold, so these came out way too small. Bay Rum, Soaps, Colors, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Colour, Soap, Color, Paint Colors

Bay Rum Soap

Although I like the colors, I mis-measured the mold, so these came out way too small.

I used a cookie cutter for this and it turned out yucky. The soap is nice, but the design - well a child could do better. Soaps, Cookie, Child, Nice, Pretty, Design, Hand Soaps, Biscuit, Boys

First Try at Inlaid Design

I used a cookie cutter for this and it turned out yucky. The soap is nice, but the design - well a child could do better.

I don't care much for rebatched soap. It looks too rustic and when I added some soap balls to it, that didn't do anything either. Do Anything, Soaps, Don't Care, Balls, Rustic, Pretty, Desserts, Hand Soaps, Country Primitive

Rebatched Soap

I don't care much for rebatched soap. It looks too rustic and when I added some soap balls to it, that didn't do anything either.

I had never worked with honey before and I added way too much and I had an oil pocket, so I filled that in with another soap. Nope, another fail. Soaps, Honey, Oil, Pocket, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap, Butter, Bag

Ginger Carrot Cucumber

I had never worked with honey before and I added way too much and I had an oil pocket, so I filled that in with another soap. Nope, another fail.

This was another attempt at the pull through but it failed.  The FO didn't behave as the company said it would.  I used  Brambleberry's Lush Succulent and it caused rapid acceleration, even though I used no water discount and low temps.  Plus I hate the scent of the FO. Pull Through, Soaps, Lush, Fails, Hate, Hand Soaps, Make Mistakes, Soap

Pull Through Fail

This was another attempt at the pull through but it failed. The FO didn't behave as the company said it would. I used Brambleberry's Lush Succulent and it caused rapid acceleration, even though I used no water discount and low temps. Plus I hate the scent of the FO.

I had good intentions, but I miscalculated the layers and ran out of batter. I didn't like the pencil line either, so this was a good learning experience to NOT be in a hurry and spend the time before hand to make sure you get the measurements correct. Soaps, Layers, Pencil, Learning, How To Make, Hand Soaps, Layering, Studying, Teaching

My First Failed Attempt

I had good intentions, but I miscalculated the layers and ran out of batter. I didn't like the pencil line either, so this was a good learning experience to NOT be in a hurry and spend the time before hand to make sure you get the measurements correct. :)

Packaging Ideas

Simple soap band.  Ingredients and contact information on the back. Simple Soap, Soaps, Place Card Holders, Cards Against Humanity, Band, Hand Soaps, Sash, Soap, Bands

Minimalist Packaging

Simple soap band. Ingredients and contact information on the back.

Pretty bag to carry soap balls Organza Bags, Soaps, Balls, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap

Soap Balls in Organza Bag

Pretty bag to carry soap balls

Name of soap and weight on front, ingredients on one side, contact information on other side and logo on the back. Body Soap, Soaps, Cleanse, Names, Logo, Simple, Hand Soaps, Logos, Soap

Simple Soap Band

Name of soap and weight on front, ingredients on one side, contact information on other side and logo on the back.

Allowing both ends of the soap to view, but added beauty as a band, one idea for a soap label Soap Labels, Soaps, Lavender, Container, Band, Pretty, Beauty, Decor, Hand Soaps

Decorative Band with Oval Label

Allowing both ends of the soap to view, but added beauty as a band, one idea for a soap label

The first soap is Charcoal with Tea Tree, the second is Balsam Pine and the third is called Take me away. All wonderfully smooth and make great lather. Body Soap, Body Cleanse, Tea Tree, Soaps, Pine, Third, Charcoal, Two By Two, Smooth

3 Different Soaps

The first soap is Charcoal with Tea Tree, the second is Balsam Pine and the third is called Take me away. All wonderfully smooth and make great lather.

I am always looking for different ways to package my soaps. This one looked nice, but I like to experiment. Experiment, Soaps, How To Look Better, Packaging, Nice, Frame, Hand Soaps, Picture Frame, Wrapping

Packaging Experiments

I am always looking for different ways to package my soaps. This one looked nice, but I like to experiment.

Soap Challenge Soaps

Love the colors in this and it certainly was a fun challenge for the collaborators. Lemon Birthday Cakes, Recognition Awards, Good Presentation, Fun Challenges, Amazon Gifts, Gift Certificates, Congratulations, Soaps, Instagram Posts

Cleaned up Drop Swirl

Love the colors in this and it certainly was a fun challenge for the collaborators.

This is a picture of a couple of cleaned up bar. The top layer morphed a bit which was odd, but still not bad. Up Bar, Soaps, Panna Cotta, Cheesecake, Couple, Ethnic Recipes, Desserts, Food, Hand Soaps

Finished Soaps

This is a picture of a couple of cleaned up bar. The top layer morphed a bit which was odd, but still not bad.

These didn't turn out like I had hoped. But I decided to submit them anyway. Unicorn Challenge, Rainbow Unicorn, Soaps, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap

October Rainbows & Unicorns Challenge

These didn't turn out like I had hoped. But I decided to submit them anyway.

Another grouping of some of the bars. This was a delightful challenge this month. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Coasters, Challenges, Pretty, Nature, Hand Soaps, Naturaleza, Coaster

November 2017 Dirty Pour Challenge

Another grouping of some of the bars. This was a delightful challenge this month.

The battle can be in the photography. I didn't have time to spend on it like I wanted to, but still ok. Phoenix Homes, Have Time, Soaps, Battle, Photography, Hand Soaps, Photograph, Fotografie, Photoshoot

Straight Pour Challenge

The battle can be in the photography. I didn't have time to spend on it like I wanted to, but still ok.

Intaglio Soap Challenge - this made large bars. Soaps, Coasters, Challenge, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Coaster, Soap

Intaglio Soap Challenge - this made large bars.

These are some of the bars from the September 2018 Challenge.  I was going for a water falling on grass type of theme.  I used Black Amethyst Type Fragrance Oil, and Micas of Lettuce Entertain You, Phyllis Diller, Powder, Key West, and Twilight.  The one thing that I forgot to account for was the amount of soap that  would stay in my bottles.  It still turned out awesome though. Phyllis Diller, Melt And Pour, Types Of Themes, Black Amethyst, Cold Process Soap, Fragrance Oil, Soap Making, Swirls, Making Ideas

Sept 2018 Mini Drop soap Challenge

These are some of the bars from the September 2018 Challenge. I was going for a water falling on grass type of theme. I used Black Amethyst Type Fragrance Oil, and Micas of Lettuce Entertain You, Phyllis Diller, Powder, Key West, and Twilight. The one thing that I forgot to account for was the amount of soap that would stay in my bottles. It still turned out awesome though.

I made this soap before the challenge, but I loved the way the glycerin rivers flowed through this. I did not insulate or put this in a warm oven. I just let it do its thing. Cold Process Soap, Rivers, Soaps, Peppermint, Candle Holders, Challenge, Candles, February, Oven

February 2019 Glycerin Rivers Peppermint Twist

I made this soap before the challenge, but I loved the way the glycerin rivers flowed through this. I did not insulate or put this in a warm oven. I just let it do its thing.

Oh how fun it is to create in this month's challenge. This has been a sheer delight. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Bookends, Challenges, Create, Fun, Home Decor, Hand Soaps, Decoration Home

3 Camping Soaps

Oh how fun it is to create in this month's challenge. This has been a sheer delight.

I have always loved to go camping. I was raised from the time I was a baby we went camping in Yellowstone for weeks every year and as many times as we could. So I thought what better way to show my love than designing a soap with this theme. Yellowstone Camping, Phoenix Homes, Go Camping, Our Baby, Soaps, Times, Design, Hand Soaps

Moonlight Camping

I have always loved to go camping. I was raised from the time I was a baby we went camping in Yellowstone for 2+ weeks every year and as many times as we could. So I thought what better way to show my love than designing a soap with this theme.

There are many buffalo in Yellowstone. This one has the mountains in the design (similar to the Tetons). I wanted a more "rough" look to him, and I believed I achieved that. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Buffalo, Mountains, Design, Hand Soaps, Water Buffalo, Soap, Bergen

March 2019 Inlaid Designs Mountain Buffalo

There are many buffalo in Yellowstone. This one has the mountains in the design (similar to the Tetons). I wanted a more "rough" look to him, and I believed I achieved that.

This was challenging to carve out each of the pieces and lay them into the design; especially when working with such tiny shapes. The "stars" came out looking pretty good I thought. Pretty Good, How To Look Pretty, Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Challenges, Carving, Design, Hand Soaps, Wood Carvings

March 2019 Inlaid Designs Trailer

This was challenging to carve out each of the pieces and lay them into the design; especially when working with such tiny shapes. The "stars" came out looking pretty good I thought.

I have a great love of moose, so I had to include one in this month's challenge. It was tough to get him in there looking very good. I did this one with a fluid pour of the moose. And did white soap dough for the "stars" Great Love, Got Him, Soaps, Moose Art, Challenge, Animals, Design, Hand Soaps, Animales

March 2019 Inlaid Designs Moose Soap

I have a great love of moose, so I had to include one in this month's challenge. It was tough to get him in there looking very good. I did this one with a fluid pour of the moose. And did white soap dough for the "stars"

Love how this soap turned out. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Pretty, Desserts, Food, Hand Soaps, Tailgate Desserts, Deserts, Essen

July 2019 Pointy Layers Technique

Love how this soap turned out.

Just having some fun with leftover soap. Brush Embroidery, Have Some Fun, Soaps, Butterfly, Hand Soaps, Butterflies, Soap

Butterfly Brush Embroidery

Just having some fun with leftover soap.

The theme is Flamenco dancing, and the top soap is a fan that they dance with. Brush Embroidery, Soaps, Dancing, Challenges, Fan, Pretty, Flamingo, Hand Soaps, Dance

Brush Embroidery Soap

The theme is Flamenco dancing, and the top soap is a fan that they dance with. Fan challenge

Not enough charcoal was used. It morphed to grey, but still a nice bar. Enough Is Enough, Soaps, Charcoal, Bar, Nice, Grey, Hand Soaps, Gray, Nice France

Pipe Divider Swirl - Flying Hearts

Not enough charcoal was used. It morphed to grey, but still a nice bar.

I did not mean for this to look so close to Amy's soap. My blue should have been much darker. A pretty bar, but one that I will submit for the challenge. Soaps, That Look, Challenges, It Is Finished, Bar, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap

Finished First Attempt

I did not mean for this to look so close to Amy's soap. My blue should have been much darker. A pretty bar, but one that I will submit for the challenge.

Another bar with leftover curls to use. I used Alpine fragrance from Majestic Mountain Sage in this batch. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Curls, Fragrance, Mountain, Bar, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap

More Curls

Another bar with leftover curls to use. I used Alpine fragrance from Majestic Mountain Sage in this batch.

I did like the idea, but the wings moving made it look less than stellar, but still I didn't mind the overall look. I especially liked how the "eyes" look down. Eyes Looking Down, Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Wings, Pretty, How To Make, Hand Soaps, Feathers, Feather

Angelique Top

I did like the idea, but the wings moving made it look less than stellar, but still I didn't mind the overall look. I especially liked how the "eyes" look down.

This was some practicing that I did on another bar of soap. This reminded me of being under the sea with the colors and the design. It's fun to carve, but not so easy when you are trying to bring out a specific design underneath. Soap Carving, Phoenix Homes, Bar Soap, Under The Sea, Soaps, Colors, Easy, Fun, Design

Soap Carving Practice

This was some practicing that I did on another bar of soap. This reminded me of being under the sea with the colors and the design. It's fun to carve, but not so easy when you are trying to bring out a specific design underneath.

Taiwan Swirl that turned out so pretty and smelled so good! Phoenix Homes, Taiwan, Soaps, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap

Delightful Soap

Taiwan Swirl that turned out so pretty and smelled so good!

I should have put some contrasting white in between the rainbow layers, but still a nice looking bar. Soaps, Layers, Rainbow, Bar, Nice, Pretty, Painting, Hand Soaps, Layering

Rainbow Layers Soap

I should have put some contrasting white in between the rainbow layers, but still a nice looking bar.

The bottom of the straight pour challenge. This is a silicone impression mat that I brushed plum mica on. It turned out nice. Phoenix Homes, Soap Making, Soaps, Plum, Decorative Boxes, Challenge, At Least, Nice, Pretty

Bottom of Layered Soap

The bottom of the straight pour challenge. This is a silicone impression mat that I brushed plum mica on. It turned out nice.

Dec 2017 Soap Challenge try and some leftover soap to make fun molded soaps out of. Phoenix Homes, Soap Molds, Soaps, Triangle, Challenge, Fun, How To Make, Hand Soaps, Soap

Spiced Plum Soap

Dec 2017 Soap Challenge 1st try and some leftover soap to make fun molded soaps out of.

This one turned out great, except the colors didn't have near enough contrast to them. This was definitely a learning experience. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Plastic Cutting Board, Contrast, Learning, Colors, Hand Soaps, Studying, Colour

2nd Attempt at Slanted Layers

This one turned out great, except the colors didn't have near enough contrast to them. This was definitely a learning experience.

 Our fine products make wonderful gifts for anyone who you care abou Soaps, Challenge, Times, Hand Soaps, Soap

Slanted Layers Soap

This was a true Challenge! I tried this 3 different times and got 3 different results. The first one was a definite fail. The others were better, but still something to learn from. It is definitely better to use a taller mold than a wider mold in my opinion.

 Our fine products make wonderful gifts for anyone who you care abou Making Jelly, How To Make Jelly, Jelly Flower, Jelly Soap, Phoenix Homes, Make Design, Soaps, September, Challenge

Soap Jelly Flower

My very first try at making Jelly Soap. There was no time to practice before submitting my entry for the September 2017 Soap Challenge, but now that I have done one, I will do more. How fun to make designs. One thing I learned, do NOT be in a hurry, and have your colors be darker than you figure they should be. I can't wait to do more of these.

July 2020 Soap/River Rocks Challenge

I used extra batter that was left over from my Grey/White Marble soap.  Turned out pretty good. Soapstone, Pretty Good, White Marble, Grey And White

Soap Stone

I used extra batter that was left over from my Grey/White Marble soap. Turned out pretty good.

First attempt - blue & gold marble - Used Brilliant Blue & Sky Blue from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas.  I used Ginger Milk FO from MMS. Gold Marble, Blue Gold, Soaps, Mad, Powder, Hand Soaps, Face Powder, Soap

Getting it all together

First attempt - blue & gold marble - Used Brilliant Blue & Sky Blue from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas. I used Ginger Milk FO from MMS.

Perhaps too much grey, but still happy with this.  I used Silver Graphite Mica from Micas & More, Snow White and Satin Grey Pillowcase Mica from Micas & More, Glittering Bronze Mica and Botanical Bliss fragrance Oil from Nurture Soap. Grey And White, Snow White, Fragrance Oil, Graphite, Pillar Candles, Soaps, Bliss, Bronze, Satin

Grey & White Marbled Soap

Perhaps too much grey, but still happy with this. I used Silver Graphite Mica from Micas & More, Snow White and Satin Grey Pillowcase Mica from Micas & More, Glittering Bronze Mica and Botanical Bliss fragrance Oil from Nurture Soap.

Perhaps not a true marble, but pretty still. Soaps, Decorative Boxes, Marble, Gift Wrapping, Pretty, Gifts, Hand Soaps, Gift Wrapping Paper, Presents

Blue Marble Soap

Perhaps not a true marble, but pretty still.

Though not natural marble, I loved the colors.  This was my inspiration for my blue marble soap. Marbel Background, Pastel Blue Background, Crystal Background, Blue Texture Background, Backdrop Background, Blue Wallpapers, Abstract Backgrounds, Wallpaper Backgrounds, Backgrounds Marble

Blue Marble Inspiration

Though not natural marble, I loved the colors. This was my inspiration for my blue marble soap.

I used Brilliant Blue Mica, Sky Blue Mica from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas with Titanium Dioxide. Soaps, Mad, Powder, Pretty, Artwork, Blue, Painting, Inspiration, Hand Soaps

Blue Soap next to Inspiration

I used Brilliant Blue Mica, Sky Blue Mica from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas with Titanium Dioxide.

I liked the different colors in this marble Soaps, Different Colors, Marble, Abstract, Artwork, Inspiration, Hand Soaps, Summary, Biblical Inspiration

Marble Inspiration

I liked the different colors in this marble

Soap Rocks

Leftover batter from my marbleized soaps. Soapstone, Pretty Good, White Marble, Grey And White

Marbleized Soap Rock

Leftover batter from my marbleized soaps.

This is quite a talent to work with. All it takes is a little bit of imagination along with some M&P ingredients. Phoenix Homes, Soaps, Imagination, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Fantasy, Soap

M&P Soap Rocks

This is quite a talent to work with. All it takes is a little bit of imagination along with some M&P ingredients.

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I used extra batter that was left over from my Grey/White Marble soap.  Turned out pretty good. Soapstone, Pretty Good, White Marble, Grey And White

Soap Stone

I used extra batter that was left over from my Grey/White Marble soap. Turned out pretty good.

First attempt - blue & gold marble - Used Brilliant Blue & Sky Blue from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas.  I used Ginger Milk FO from MMS. Gold Marble, Blue Gold, Soaps, Mad, Powder, Hand Soaps, Face Powder, Soap

Getting it all together

First attempt - blue & gold marble - Used Brilliant Blue & Sky Blue from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas. I used Ginger Milk FO from MMS.

Perhaps too much grey, but still happy with this.  I used Silver Graphite Mica from Micas & More, Snow White and Satin Grey Pillowcase Mica from Micas & More, Glittering Bronze Mica and Botanical Bliss fragrance Oil from Nurture Soap. Grey And White, Snow White, Fragrance Oil, Graphite, Pillar Candles, Soaps, Bliss, Bronze, Satin

Grey & White Marbled Soap

Perhaps too much grey, but still happy with this. I used Silver Graphite Mica from Micas & More, Snow White and Satin Grey Pillowcase Mica from Micas & More, Glittering Bronze Mica and Botanical Bliss fragrance Oil from Nurture Soap.

Perhaps not a true marble, but pretty still. Soaps, Decorative Boxes, Marble, Gift Wrapping, Pretty, Gifts, Hand Soaps, Gift Wrapping Paper, Presents

Blue Marble Soap

Perhaps not a true marble, but pretty still.

Though not natural marble, I loved the colors.  This was my inspiration for my blue marble soap. Marbel Background, Pastel Blue Background, Crystal Background, Blue Texture Background, Backdrop Background, Blue Wallpapers, Abstract Backgrounds, Wallpaper Backgrounds, Backgrounds Marble

Blue Marble Inspiration

Though not natural marble, I loved the colors. This was my inspiration for my blue marble soap.

I used Brilliant Blue Mica, Sky Blue Mica from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas with Titanium Dioxide. Soaps, Mad, Powder, Pretty, Artwork, Blue, Painting, Inspiration, Hand Soaps

Blue Soap next to Inspiration

I used Brilliant Blue Mica, Sky Blue Mica from Nurture, Powder Blue from Micas & More, and Goldfinger from Mad Micas with Titanium Dioxide.

I liked the different colors in this marble Soaps, Different Colors, Marble, Abstract, Artwork, Inspiration, Hand Soaps, Summary, Biblical Inspiration

Marble Inspiration

I liked the different colors in this marble

Leftover batter from my marbleized soaps. Soapstone, Pretty Good, White Marble, Grey And White

Marbleized Soap Rock

Leftover batter from my marbleized soaps.

Nice raspberry chocolate scent and just a pretty bar. Raspberry Chocolate, Truffles, Soaps, Cheesecake, Bar, Nice, Pretty, Desserts, Food

Raspberry Truffle

Nice raspberry chocolate scent and just a pretty bar.

Sometimes having leftover batter can make a nice river rock. Soaps, Avocado, River, Canning, Rock, Fruit, Pretty, How To Make, Hand Soaps

Soap Rock

Sometimes having leftover batter can make a nice river rock.

Simple soap band.  Ingredients and contact information on the back. Simple Soap, Soaps, Place Card Holders, Cards Against Humanity, Band, Hand Soaps, Sash, Soap, Bands

Minimalist Packaging

Simple soap band. Ingredients and contact information on the back.

Pretty bag to carry soap balls Organza Bags, Soaps, Balls, Pretty, Hand Soaps, Soap

Soap Balls in Organza Bag

Pretty bag to carry soap balls

Name of soap and weight on front, ingredients on one side, contact information on other side and logo on the back. Body Soap, Soaps, Cleanse, Names, Logo, Simple, Hand Soaps, Logos, Soap

Simple Soap Band

Name of soap and weight on front, ingredients on one side, contact information on other side and logo on the back.

Allowing both ends of the soap to view, but added beauty as a band, one idea for a soap label Soap Labels, Soaps, Lavender, Container, Band, Pretty, Beauty, Decor, Hand Soaps

Decorative Band with Oval Label

Allowing both ends of the soap to view, but added beauty as a band, one idea for a soap label