June 17, 2013

For Today's Momunemtal Mess...

 My thrown together practice slab, does the job! If you're new to soapmaking-don't be put off by thinking you need a fancy mold, just throw one together and get after it, and yes, you can line with plastic.

Lavender-Anise

So, the Mister threw me together a rough practice slab. Can you believe I have been soaping since 2008 and have never owned a proper slab, or any slab for that matter? I wanted to see what I could do with one. I have some ideas that require a different shape bar plus lots of texture.

Anyway, on to the part about the monumental mess-well, I made one today-a big one. I'm not sure how one can use so many utensils, buckets, colorants, essential oils etc,but I manage to do it. I actually really like order,but you wouldn't know it if you could see my kitchen right now. Yikes!

This batch is a creamy white top with a black underlay (and perhaps some movement in between-unless is was obliterated by the fact I had a hard time wielding a bucket and pouring in a precise manner-this could have helped or hindered the situation-we'll see.)Scented with a blend of Lavender and Anise, and sprinkled with a few crushed lavender buds. A bit of purple would have been nice-but no purple. ( I do have some on the way though-so maybe soon.)

Oh well,I've put off kitchen clean up for as long as I could-for some reason people think they need to eat-off to clean up the monumental mess-stay tuned to see what mess I make tomorrow. lol!

5 comments:

Moj sapun... said...

What a gorgeous top!

Jojoka said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Jessie Y said...

Cannot wait for tomorrow to see how it goes.....

Anne-Marie said...

You have such a way with soaps, and I always look forward to seeing the gorgeous pictures you post. I can't wait to see this one unmolded. =)

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Thanks all! You guys are too nice!