On occasion I receive messages asking how to mix soap dough colors.
Ideally it is preferable to make the soap dough with the color mixed into the oils before lye-water is added. I use soap stable micas; some from TKB Trading, Nurture Soap Supply and a few other places.
First try making the basic colors, or primary colors – red, blue and yellow. With these prime colorsthe secondary and tertiary colors can be made. Having white soap dough will give tints of any of these colors.
Here is a video sharing when soap dough has not been made properly and what it looks like when it has been made properly.
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Doing more good than harm has been my motto, a guiding force in my life.
I haven’t always lived this like this, at some point things changed.
As a kid I had no idea about what was harm. I lived on a farm. My clothes were hand made which I thought awful at the time – fittings, fittings and more fittings was too much standing in one place for me. I wore furs from the time I could remember what I wore. Little fur coats, a fur hat with pom-poms and even a muff. I had no idea fur coats were not the best use for animals. And, if I were in the wild, I would wear a fur coat sans the pom-poms.
We ate all we raised, which means we killed our animals. There was a rule that we told someone when one of us went to the lift-top freeze in the garage. Occasionally we’d hear of someone who fell in and died. That put fear into the parents when our freezer supply got low and we had to reach in deep. All I knew of meat was white paper-wrapped pieces of meat with black marker names, “chicken”, “pheasants”, “quail”, “goose”, “duck”, “turkey”… We had a large garden too, which us-kids had to weed, canned all our we produced and found great pride in not needing to go to the local grocer for anything other than milk. We didn’t have a cow.
My clothes – although originally were hand-sewn, which my Swedish Lutheran mother proudly boasted about over top my custom designed birthday cakes – turned into hand-me-downs from my older cousin. My mother evaporated. One day she was there, the next… Gone.
I cherished my new-for-me cool clothes from my cousin, Billy Jean. She was cool and so, of course, her clothes were cool no matter what she gave me. Billy Jean was happy, laughed a lot and so funny… She evaporated, gone at 22.
That changed me.
As an adult I have done my level best to not be a burden to this world or those around me. I have, recycled and bought recycled everything, even though I can afford to buy new. My thinking has been, why create more if there already is enough?
I bought farm fresh free-range meat and eggs until the lovely little farm was closed. I sensed shenanigans were afoot, and that farm got the crap end of the stick.
I even recycled horses, dogs, birds and cats for awhile. I took other people’s broken animals, healed them, trained them to understand humans (since humans are shit at understanding animals) and re-homed them with loving, responsible people. You know what? The same people who created those wounded beings continued to do the same. They didn’t learn by my efforts. So I quit.
All this is from a person who didn’t talk about these things, but just got to the “doing” of them.
I’m doing my level best to make a low impact, good-for-you, enjoyable soaps. Its that simple. I also support those who seem similar minded in the industry. I want to make soaping fun and make tools available. So, I imported some fondant tools and cookie cutters, a custom ordered 60 piece set – all the things I thought someone could use.
It was a good deal of effort. It took us about six months to get it all together, but we started looking into it about a year ago. Forget what the youtubers say that importing can be done in a few weeks. Ugh. Just to get samples took weeks.
I’m looking into why we use silk in soap? What types are best and all the pros and cons of buying silk.
This world is an amazing place. I’ve forced myself to do without for most of my life. Now, I’m living with what is, verses what I want it to be. So, I use lard in soaps. I simply have not found a better ingredient than lard. Oh, and I did grow up with it, and it wasn’t bad for you then. I don’t agree with the way we farm animals today, and still there are by-products that can be utilized. Do my dollars support horrible husbandry? Or do I offset it by not buying new (except for soap stuff)?
I’m certain I can render lard, however, that desire hasn’t crossed my radar yet, but it will.
In the mean time I’ll research silk. That’s what has my attention at the moment. I use it in my soap and it changes the texture of soap, giving it a unique silky texture, and the surface of the soap bar seems smoother than without it; in the same reason we wear silk clothing. It just seems difficult to find. If you know of a place, please, let me know.
Until then, I’m contemplating offering soap dough. If you’ve read this far, and are interested in soap dough, let me know. (Contact me via facebook or email: email@example.com)
P.S. Truman was a foster dog. Someone had dumped him and his two litter mates on the side of the road, as puppies. When I met him, I knew he was a keeper-dog. He’s the most kind, most discriminating, clever dog I’ve met and I’m glad to call him family.
These are the Ugly Betty soaps of Sorcery Soap. They all work, they will clean your body.
Making less than ideal soaps is well… not ideal. My desire for perfection is to your advantage.
These Ugly Betty’s have been dinged up, too many air bubbles, discontinued, un-planned color bleeds, have spots or less than perfect bars. If you’ve wanted hand crafted soaps and don’t care how they look these might be for you!
Pink Grapefruit – seductively tangy fragrance blends fresh pink grapefruit with sweet valencia orange, mouth-watering clementine, and soft florals.
Sweet Willow – Willow Blossom boasts top notes of lemon zest softened by a fresh bouquet of violet, jasmine, geranium & melon on a light musk base.
Sandalwood – Sandalwood is strengthened by patchouli and light musk, with higher notes of clove, rose, dill weed, cinnamon leaf and jasmine, topped with citrus.
Forbidden Forest – Dragon Silk, full of mystery, magic and grounded in a deep woods scents of pine and fir, rich low forest moss with a hint of smoke.
Unscented – Soap scent.
Each Ugly Betty Soap Box will have at least 1 pound of soap, approximately 4- 5 bars and an One Soap Cookie. (Soap Cookies are only being offered in Magic Soap Boxes or Ugly Betty Boxes.)
Soap Tips for Longer Use
For longer use remove from direct water, to allow the soap to dry between uses.
Real Soap – not detergent!
* Handmade with great care
* Fun to look at
* Solid hard bar of chemical-free soap
* A new scent in the bath
* Delightfully designed soap for doing a daily task
* Bubbly, creamy and conditioning for your skin
A clean fresh scent and thoughtful gift. Each soap was made thoughtfully, safely and with conditioning for all skin.
This soap was made with coconut oil for cleansing and bubbles, Olive oil and Shea and cocoa butter for skin conditioning and Silk for the touch and slip of this soap.
My answer, “When I’ve tried something outside my limitations, gone beyond my knowledge.”
When have I succeeded? What did it look like?
When I’ve done a behavior that has worked and repeated it over and over; this was to achieve the result I saw as success. Sit with that a second…
How did you figure out how the “thing” that worked? Did you try other methods that didn’t work first?
When I had exhausted all my known ways, I tried something outside my comfort zone. I had no concern with failure. That’s not to say I wasn’t aware of failure, I chose to not let that stop me. I pushed past it, until I found something that did work. I kept at it, with a tenacity that helped me to get the results I wanted, despite fails.
I moved past all my excuses as well. Setting those aside, if they did arise, I saw finding an answer much more interesting that sitting in the failure and stopping there.
I said, “I’ll figure it out until its not a failure.” So, failure was an option, and did happen. I saw it and chose to keep going.
I found a repeatable result and called this “success.” So, Success is a repeatable result and failure is not finding the answer. That’s it. No more, no less… For me. For now.
When to Quit
And then, there are times to quit. When I’ve tried everything within my awareness, grown my awareness and knowledge, tried new methods, and the situation causes more harm than good… I can find no joy, I’m creating more harm than good in myself, and probably others. I have to take a larger view. Maybe this is a piece to the greater puzzle, but not the end, just some hyper focused step IN the journey. The question now is, “what’s next?”
So, my question today is, am I causing my good than harm, for myself in all my endeavors? Is the struggle interesting enough to find the answer?
Yes. Yes, it is.
How I made the Hand Molded Soaps
Because I failed many, many times, but didn’t stop there. The results are my Sorcery Soaps.