Sunday, 18 September 2011

From Opening Soap Mould... A Pictoral Story



just opened my 40-soap mould with orange poppyseed soap in it... I will leave you with some photos...










i have been collecting the corner shavings from logs and slabs for a while... and will be making a "pot-pourri" experimental soap one of these days...

happy soaping everyone!!!!
xoxox
Jen

22 comments:

Celine @ Soaperstar said...

Oh that looks lovely! But where are the cut pics!

PS, in your title, you wrote soup mould which was funny but I'm sure you didn't mean it to be!

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Celine, Thanks for the comment. Cut soap photos will be the next phase. I want to show the log splitter that my Dad made me in progress, then the cutter I use. I have seen soap moulds or soap molds written both ways so i wasn't intentially trying to be funny but glad to give you a giggle!! Your soaps have been beautiful lately! You have become the master of the spoon swirl. xoxo Jen

Holly said...

I love the photos in this post. That mold is fabulous! Orange poppy seed sounds so nice and a nice change from lemon poppy seed. I can't wait to see you post more about splitting the loaves and cutting!

I think it was the 'soup' part that was funny because I got a giggle too. I always interchange soup and soap. :)

Jennifer Young said...

Ah Celine! Just realized I had typed Soup instead of Soap! I think I will go correct it now... Hee hee hee

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Holly, Thanks for the comment! I had been wanting a mould like this for some time, so I got a carpenter to make one. I looked around on line for examples first and took him photos. The idea of removing one side came from photos from Patti Flynn. I am pretty pleased with it but I would get it sanded down a little better because i think I could get splinters. Also I would adjust the size slightly when I get the next one made. Thanks for the correction about SOUP!! Always happens to me... My orange poppyseed soap has been pretty popular and I do an orange poppyseed sea-salt scrub as well, which creates junkies. I seriously have addicts to that product. Lovin your new blog. xox Jen

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Beautiful photos and lovely,lovely soap my friend.I looks like perfection!

Between Friends said...

Beautiful photos and what a cleaver mold! Your dad is genius! I hope you don't mind that I show my hubby the photos. He's promised to make me a good one. :)

- Maggie

Jennifer Young said...

Michele, Thank you! I was wondering what you use in your orange oats soap to hold the orange smell in? I have finally got a great lemon blend that sticks with Litsea, Lemongrass and Lemon... but orange? Smells beautiful at first, then the spices sort of take over. xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Maggie, Please go ahead and show the mould. I actually got a carpenter to do this one, from photos I had fished off the internet. This idea (side coming out) comes from Patti Flynn's moulds! Loved your recent post! xo Jen

Heirloom Natural Soap said...

I absolutely LOVE that soap-shaving photo! All those pretty, delicate shavings -beautiful. Nice mould, too. I hope it works really well for you! :)

miscellanea said...

Your orange poppy seed soap is beautiful and Your mould is great.
Petra

Jennifer Young said...

Becky, I am loving this mould but will change the size slightly when I get the next one made. Glad you like the shavings. Me too... going to use them up soon. xoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Petra, Glad you like the look of the mould and the soap. It is naturally coloured with Annatto and has poppyseeds, freshly squeezed orange juice and grated peels from local oranges. Thanks for your comment! xo Jen

Nitya said...

Love the soap and also your mould. I really like how you can slide off one side instead of having to use screws and other tools. I have to get one made too, and hope you don't mind if I steal the slide-off idea. Great pictures Jen!!

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Nitya, Please go ahead and use the idea! Thanks for the comment!! xoxo jen

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Jen,

Oh this new batch looks yummy for sure. Love the new mold, what a clever design. Looking forward to cut photos. You should try some Patchouli with your Orange blend to help the scent.

Michelle

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Jen, thanks so much for taking the time to do the photos the way you did. Does the block of soap really slide off the end fairly easily ? Its looks like it does.

And speaking of orange EO. I made an orange bar with chamomile petals and used TD to whiten. The scent has really stayed very well (now 12 weeks later) don't know if related to the plant material or the TD for whitening but I am enjoying that fresh clean orange thing.

Leg still good ?

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Eejit (Me talking to self) I just read your Tuesday blog and saw the leg update. Sorry. If I get any slower I'll be ....zzzzz....

maty said...

guauuuuu!!!! que emaravilla de molde
espectacular..... ese jaboncito se ve
muy rico.... felicidades...
maty

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thank you! Glad you like the photos and the mould! I am really enjoying it as well. Cut photos coming soon... first cut logs... thanks for the tip on Patchouli helping orange stick! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, So glad that you liked the picture story of my soap making process... it is to be continued very shortly... Yes the soap just slides right out of the mould easily. Sometimes, depending on how good I line the mould, some soap seeps out and the slab sticks a bit. It may be difficult to get out if I couldn't just slide it out.

Hmmm... camomile petals? or TD? Interesting. I wonder if anyone else knows which has helped your orange stick? Is it sweet orange? Orange 5 fold or 10 fold? I tried 10 fold at one point, but it is questionable how good it is for the skin (one of my suppliers won't carry it because of this) and I didn't find it stuck much more than 5 fold.

Thanks for remembering about my leg. Feeling really great.
xoxoxoxoxo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Maty, Muchisimas gracias. Un carpintero me hizo el molde justo como yo lo queria. Tampoco era muy caro. Si quieres usar la idea y llevarlo a un carpintero, podrías usar las fotos. Gracias!!! xoxo Jen