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Birthday – American writer Washington Irving (1783-1859) was born in New York City. His works include; Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and historical biographies such as the Life of Washington.

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I love to make soap from scratch it satisfy’s the creative itch that I’ve had since I was 10 years old. Once  I almost burned down the house trying to make candles. I am a true craft enthusiast,  soap-making, knitting and crocheting are just a few of the crafts that I have a real deep passion for.  I parlayed that passion into a business over 19 years ago.

 

The above photo shows a 6 pound batch of soap that I made in September 2011 my digital camera went out so I’m using my cell phone to take these pictures, I’ve since purchased a new camera. It looks like thick pudding but it’s very caustic raw soap made from scratch still has active lye in it so it needs to cure for 6 weeks.

 

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In this photo I wanted to add some color so I mixed green mica into the raw soap.

 

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I couldn’t help myself so I added blue mica into the raw soap

 

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Okay,  so I’m addicted to swirling added yellow to make the other colors pop.  Now it’s time to do the swirling

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Sometimes it’s hard to stop swirling,

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If  swirl to much  the colors will start to blend together.

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Now it can rest in the mold for the next 24 hours.

 

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Ready to unmold, Viola! these soaps are unscented.  Next a video of my soapmaking!

 


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