Monday, 30 August 2010

Bubbles Soap with Leftover Soap Balls

I had some fun last week making soap balls with left over soap bits, then incorporating them into a soap randomly. I really like the way this one turned out.


No matter what experimental batch I do, I always learn something... and this time my experiment reinforced what I believe about colour in goat milk soaps - heat affects colour. The liquid in this soap is 100% goat milk. I worked with it frozen and kept the temperatures low... except that I FORGOT about not incubating it. I remember for my "Love" soap with the heart inserts, I got such a nice white by not putting a blanket over it when I left it in the mould. This time, using the same recipe and soaping at about the same temperatures, the final product is much darker - more tan. It must be because I incubated it (wrapped the mould). Now I know!



Happy soaping everyone!!!

16 comments:

Soaps and Bubbles said...

aaawww sooo cute.
They look really cool

Lyn said...

Lovely very pleasing to the eye :0)

Elorajade said...

Beautiful soap balls! What is your secret to keeping them so smooth looking? Mine always look really rough. If I can get mine smooth, I'd like to roll them in cocoa and use them like that.

Sincerely Natural said...

They look like gum balls!

Between Friends said...

Hi Jen, I love soap balls too! They add a lot of playfulness to the look, and they're also a great way to get rid of the unwanted soaps that are just sitting around. :)

Heidi said...

Oh Jen, really cute!! I like that darker color.

Marta said...

Quedan verdaderamente muy lindos con las bolas.

Ambra said...

VEry nice soap balls and so smooth!

AromaBeauty Natural Soaps said...

Great job on those balls Jen, they look wonderful.

FooFooBerry said...

These look adorable and I love the two colours.

TheSoapSister said...

Jen, those are so cool! I'm behind on my soap-viewing...I'm so glad I didn't miss these! BTW, what's the scent in these?

Jennifer Young said...

Glad you all liked this photos!
Elorajade... as for getting them smooth I am not really sure of anything special I did - I simply grated some old soap and then squished it together and rolled it into a ball. Once I got it into a ball in my hand I rolled it around on the table for a while because I imagined that the centre might have holes in it if I didn't roll it hard enough. Hope that helps!
Becky - this is an interesting combination of Essential Oils that has lingered so long in one of my soaps that I tried to repeat it here. I am always looking for scents that STAY. It is one of those combinations that you don't think How Beautiful when you first smell it but it is intriguing... you smell it... then you go back to smell it again and again and again... like it is strange and addicting?! A combination of - Lavender, Fennel, Lemongrass & Ylang Ylang
xoxo Jen

Janet said...

HI Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I loooove your soaps! So very beautiful indeed! I look forward to following you as well:) Cheers, Janet

Amy W said...

I love soap ball soaps!! You're right - your soap probably gelled and turned darker.

Anne-Marie said...

Cute - love the little soap balls. And yes, gelling does turn soap darker in my experience. The soap is amazingly cute, gel or not.

Mayte said...

Te han quedado muy bonitos y originales.

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