Thursday, March 24, 2011

Synthetics shmynthetics...

I've been getting a lot more requests lately for soap with no colorants or synthetic fragrance oils.  So many people have sensitivites to these ingredients, that they search out soapmakers that will step away from the glitter and cupcakes for a second, and just make soap simply, and naturally.  I seem to soap in tangents.  One month, it's crazy FOs and colorants all over the place, and the next month I get on an essential oil kick.  Anyway - for soapmakers the natural stuff can be kinda boring, at times.  No hoopla, no crazy techniques - so....I thought I'd kick it up a notch by soaping in a funnel with natural colors.  Sure they won't be in-yo-face vibrant, but what the hizzy....I thought I'd give it a shot.   Come watch me make some frankinscense & myrrh soap....that is, if you can see in my crappy lighting and stand the new age Yanni track in the background...lol.  I'm new at the video thing.  I'm working on it..  ;o)

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odZcRat9AjA

UPDATE!:  Pix added:



7 comments:

  1. That is one really lovely soap! I adore the colouration in it, I'd love to see pics of it once it's cured too .. would you mind posting them when it is?

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  2. Thanks. :) I've posted a couple of pix once I cleaned them up some, but if there is color change after curing, I'll update the post, for sure! :)

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  3. The soaps look great. I love the knife you used and you cut so well free hand.

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  4. @splurgesisters - the length of that knife helps distribute the weight of my hand evenly. It works best for me until I get a REAL cutter...lol. Thank you!

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  5. I will watch the vid later but these soapies are beautiful!!!

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  6. Lori, Thanks for expanding my "possibilities" -as an "Au Naturale" Soaper, I've never really considered trying the funnel technique with my natural colorants....just sorta left that in the "rainbow bright & synthetic" pigeonhole. No more, thanks to you! :D I think I'll give it a whirl.
    Thanks for a needed dose of inspiration! (I'll be linking to this on my blog for sure) -Becky
    p.s. LOVED the tutorial -I giggled out loud several times at your comments!

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  7. Lori at A Life Deliberate Soap Co.June 2, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Hi Becky! Thanks for stopping by! I subbed to you too! Breaks those chains, girl... :)

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