Sunday, November 9, 2008

Loaves Of Soap + Cut Jasmine


Here are the loaves of soap I made recently and last night I cut the six pounder in half to reveal its inner beauty. I had a lot of fun making it because I have been wanting to glop color on top of a poured batch to make a design and I finally had the chance. I had to work very quickly because the jasmine fragrance speeds up trace and I had a feeling set up would be fast. I experienced fast set-up with the sexy laundry day loaf (center), which had the fastest set up time I have experienced yet. It went from creamy to custard in three seconds flat. Thus, the adornments..... because the top was a weird consistency. The right loaf is a hot process graham cracker loaf which smells DELISH but looks quite boring in comparison to the others. Poor thing...beige and plain. If you like the smell of jasmine, you'd love what I'm smelling right now. My office smells like a garden!

14 comments:

Croap Queen said...

They all look lovely Joanna - wish I had smellyvision :o)

Kim said...

Ooooooh, so pretty!

The Soap Seduction said...

I love that pink dot near the middle. I bet is smells unbelievable!

sherrieg said...

Lovely, Joanna!

Nell said...

Yum! Those look good enough to eat. (almost!)

Teresa R said...

Beautiful soaps! I love the big pink blob in the middle of that jasmine loaf.

Joanna said...

I'm curious what the other middles look like, but I won't ever see them....

Hippy at Heart said...

Those look good enough to eat. Scrumptious.

360 said...

Nice soaps, they look great! Good lighting on the photos. Here are a few of our new handmade soaps we sell in UK.

FuturePrimitive said...

These look awsome. You're giving me much inspiration. The soaps you make are perfection.
I may have to go make a batch after I've read some more of your blog.

Burnt Mill Candles & Soap said...

looks good. you turned into a a pro for sure now. :)

Heidi said...

Seriously...you have the magic touch for all handmade body products. Those soaps are BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanna...
Can I make peaks model when the soap in gel phase, It's so difficult for me, because soap going to upset so quickly. And I notice when the soap in gel state, soap became thick.

Joanna said...

croap: thanks. And me too!

kim: I like it too, thank you!

soap seduction: I did the glop pour, it was fun, too. It smells like real jasmine.

sherrie: xoxox

nell: You might burp up bubbles if you did that. yik.

teresa: It is just that - a blob.

Hippy: Again, no burping...

360: I love photographing. It's the part I get jazzed about when I reveal the soaps!

FuturePrim: Wow. That is the bggest compliment I've ever gotten. You just made my day! so weet.

Burnt: a pro? you are funny:)

heidi: thank you, hon!

anon: If you want to make peaks, you have to do it after you pour the soap in your mold. If it's at a thin trace, then you can wait a few minutes for it to set up, but don't wait long!