Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY!

Since my oils are still not here (I should have ordered earlier) I decided to try making whipped MP soap I was gonna make some cool looking dodads by piping but that really did not work out as i planned so I remelted the soap back down and poured it in to my log mold. The results were quite nice. The bar came out with like this foam feel to it. Its very light weight and smells AMAZING!!

 The scent is a mix of Tropical Vacation and Orange Valencia from Brambleberry.

Friday, May 27, 2011

When Life Hands You A Lemon Make Lemonade or Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

People say "Accidents will happen", but sometimes I think why me. Yesterday my car was hit by a deer, while no one was hurt it still pains me to look at my car. Most of the damage is minor but ugh. More money to spend on things I don't want to spend it on.

So, in-spite of all of that I thought one way cheer me up would be to order more soaping supplies. I ordered everything I need from WSP to make my new lemon poppy seed soap. All I need to buy is more coconut oil and poppy seeds. I was gonna run down to Restaurant Depot to get the poppy seeds since they are super cheap there.

I am really excited to try this soap. I plan to not gel it and see how that works.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

I can't wait until tomorrow!  I will be ordering everything I need for a new recipe for a lemon poppy seed soap. I can almost smell it! I will post pics and an update as soon as everything gets here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Welcome to the world of Royalty.

Welcome to Royal Suds! I created this blog with the intent to share my experience in the cold process soap making world. 

I started making melt and pour soaps about 8 months ago and soon became addicted to making soap. One day when I was googleing prices for soap bases I came across a website called Soap Making Forum.  This website changed my views on soap completely. I had no idea I could actually make soap from scratch. I started reading everything this site had to offer. I looked everywhere for books to read on the subject. 

With in about 3 months I ready to try my hand at it. I made a very basic vegetable shortening soap. I was amazed at what I had made. I couldn't wait for it to cure. Since then I have made many batches of soap and have fallen in love with every last one.