Molds, Tools

Tools

Necessity, meet your baby, Invention!

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I want to make soap of certain dimensions.  There is, apparently, not a soap mold on the planet that has the dimensions I want.  Close, but not quite.  After a bit of research, I found some videos on how to make your own soap molds using Coroplast.  Ta-dah!  One down, five to go – at least with the Coroplast I have on hand.  I hope to be a busy soapy girl and want to have enough molds on hand to handle it.  I have a vision!

~@~ Vanessa

Cut Soap, Finished Soap, Mens Soap, Soap

Galactic Skies

I am so happy with how these turned out!  I love the colors and the scent is, to me, decidedly masculine.  I think it smells like a really nice men’s cologne and I can imagine a guy who uses this soap in his shower would get a lot of compliments on how nice he smells when people get close to him. 

Galactic Skies, from the BrambleBerry website, is described as: “This masculine scent is the perfect blend of citrus and wood notes. It starts with bergamot, lemon, lime, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, cardamom, melon, and rose. Then, base notes of musk, sandalwood, vanilla, and amber come through. Galactic Skies smells amazing in handmade soap, shaving cream, and beard oil.

Also, I’ve added Goat Milk and Yogurt to my bars, so the skin of the man who uses it will not feel dried out or scaly. 

While this soap is spoken for, I wanted to show you the kinds of soap I make. 

Please email me at silverhillsoapery@gmail.com if you have any questions or requests!  I can absolutely do custom orders! 

Thank you!

~@~ Vanessa

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To order any of my other soaps, please email me at: silverhillsoapery@gmail.com

Thank you!

~@~ Vanessa

Melt and Pour Soap

Agave Lime

One of the hardest things about cold-process soap making is the wait.  Wait. Wait. Wait!  At least four long weeks, and that’s assuming you have all the ingredients on hand from the get-go!  For the record, it’s worth it, though. 

Sometimes, however, you might not want to wait, or be able to wait.  In rides melt and pour soap to the rescue!  No cure time needed!  As soon as it hardens, it’s ready. 

During this “Time of Corona,” I thought I’d jump into the melt and pour market for the sake of expediency.  I put together my own blend of bases to make a recipe with the creamiest lather ever.  And it leaves your skin so clean, fresh, and not dried out. 

And of course, since it’s “Corona Time,” I had to make something with a twist of lime.  😉 

More scents to come.  For a limited time.

$5 per bar, plus s/h.

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To order this, or any of my other soaps, please email me at: silverhillsoapery@gmail.com

Cut Soap, Finished Soap

Pink Pineapple; the cut

This is what it looks like, on the inside!

I chose delicate colors for this Pink Pineapple so that the focus would be more on the scent, if that makes sense.  The person for whom I made this soap mentioned scents more than colors when I asked what she liked so I wanted to focus on that. 

The fragrance I picked is so nice and fruity, almost like a candy.  I hope she likes it!

What kind of soap would you like me to make for you?

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To order any of my other soaps, please email me at: silverhillsoapery@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Vanessa

Soap, Wet Soap

Pink Pineapple

This will actually be a gift for someone I haven’t seen in a very long time, so I wanted to do a slight bit of customizing.  She likes pink, silver,  and fruit scents so this shows what soapmakers can do when you have specific requests.  Want soap to match your shower?  Check!  Want a scent that wouldn’t typically go with a certain color?  Check!  Want certain ingredients for your skin type?  Check!  Odds are, we can do that.

I added a tiny video to try to capture the sparkles since they weren’t showing up in the picture very well.

UPDATE: Pink Pineapple; the cut

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To order any of my other soaps, please email me at: silverhillsoapery@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Vanessa

Cut Soap, Soap

Irish Coffee

I didn’t add any color to this loaf of soap, because I wanted to see what the fragrance oil might do to it.  I thought it might darken some, but I wasn’t really expecting it to darken that much! 

I cut the loaf into bars first, then a few days later, trimmed the edges of the bars.  You can see how in just a few days it went from the beige on the inside to completely dark by the time I trimmed the corners. 

Sometimes, no matter what you do, the fragrance oil will darken soap, despite having been colored.  I’ve had that happen too.  Once, I colored with black to try to combat that process, and it still turned brown! 

Kind of amazing how fast, and strong, that process is!

~Vanessa

 

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Cut Soap, Soap, Wet Soap

Coastal

Ever since I started making soap, my husband has refused to use the store-bought stuff.  This makes my soaper’s heart very happy.  He’s very particular, so I consider it a job well done if he’s happy with what I’ve made him.  He likes certain kinds of scents and hates others.  He likes some colors and detests others.   Some oils he’s good with, others he is not.  As I said, particular!  lol

While the fragrance of this one is a duplicate of a name brand, its contents are not.  This is full of skin-loving oils and no harsh, drying detergents. 

~Vanessa

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Cut Soap

DownUnder Dreaming, the cut

It’s a rough cut, to be sure, (meaning no “staging”) but I wanted you to see the inside, “where the land and sea meet the sky.”  The scent is described as, “a fresh mix of eucalyptus, bergamot, citrus, tea tree, mint, geranium, musk, amber, sandalwood, and moss.”  This would be a great refreshing eye-opener in the morning shower.  🙂

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~@~ Vanessa

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