Kim and I always make a block of soap before our soap making workshops. This week was no exception.
On Sunday we have our biggest class ever. We are teaching 14 students over two classes on the same day. It is great to see the course getting ever more popular and folk taking up new skills. We are very excited.
Anyway, enough about the workshop, back to experimenting with soap.
We decided to try something a little different from just a plain coloured bar, so went for a layering effect of light green and orange. Funky colours, but they will certainly suit the fragrance that Kim chose.
We’ve been using poppy seeds in the last few batches of soap simply because it just feels so good on our skin. There is nothing quite like a good scrub to wake you up in the morning or to get rid of that grime after working in the garden.
In this batch, we added the fragrance oil (Tropical Tangerine) and split the batter into two separate bowls into which we added green and orange colour. Then Kim layered the batches in the 2kg soap mould.
It looked amazing when we finished it and wrapped it up to cool slowly over the next couple of days.
We will be cutting it during the class on Sunday, so I promise to post some photos of the final bars of soap and possibly some of the workshop if the students agree.
It’s so much fun making soap at home that I don’t think we will ever stop experimenting. You just never know how it will turn out.
Hmmm poppy seeds, sounds invigorating. Look forward to seeing the finished product.
Gavin Webber says
They are Lynda! Photos tonight.
Suzanne Banks says
I enjoy making basic soap, I did a workshop in Melbourne in 2014. I would love to do your advanced class, is it possible to get to the workshop by public transport?? Love your newsletter, thanks so much
Gavin Webber says
Hi Sue. Yes, Melton train station is close by to the venue. Please call Kim on 03 9015 7790 between 10am – 5pm to talk about your experience with CP Soap making and if you can book on the course.
Sue Banks says
Thanks Gavin, I will follow this up.