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Unmolding Cold Process Soap From Tall Skinny Silicone Mold
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shows how she unmolds cold process soap from the "tall skinny" silicone soap mold. The soap cutting will be a separate video.
Soapmaking Business Advice: Don't Overbuy Molds
 
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Recorded June 24, 2016. Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works confesses her past overbuying and overspending while setting up her soap home based business. Christine shares her ideas which turned out to be mistakes, talks about increased cost of doing business when selling many different sizes and shapes of soap and cons of highly detailed shaped soaps. Christine shares things to think about when going into a soap making business.
Soap Mold Review Fairy with Maple Leaf Longzang 0951 Silicone Cold Process Soapmaking
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works reviews Longzang Silicone Soap Mold # 0951 Fairy with Maple Leaf for cold process soapmaking with tips for success.
My Glue Book Art Journal For Creative Inspiration Part 2
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shares her glue book art journal for creative inspiration process in this part two video.
Cutting Sugar Plum Fairy Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cut cold process soap using a fragrance oil that discolored the batter dark yellow. This changed the colors of the mica colorants. I attempted a zebra hanger swirl or a butterfly hanger swirl, or whatever this is that is my variation of the original: with inspiration from YouTube channel Handmade in Florida using three shades of pink and one purple. This fragrance is called Sugar Plum Fairy and I feel that is smells like cotton candy, sweet sugar and citrus notes similar to another popular fragrance oil sold by this supplier. This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on November 30, 2014.
Soapmaking Advice: Don't Overbuy Fragrance Oils & Essential Oils
 
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Filmed December 2017. Here I show you my fragrance oil and essential oil collection and tell what I learned about what customers do not want for fragrance in SOAP. At this point in time I was confronting my situation and looking for ideas about what to do going forward with my skincare and soapmaking business and how I could possibly turn these products into sellable product. My decision was to begin to make wax melts home fragrance, they are a flame-less way to scent the home, wax is warmed in a wax melter and the home is fragranced without flame.
Showing a Failed Batch of Soap Due to Scale Malfunction
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works talks about a failed batch of soap that was an oil slick mess and had riced from the first fragrance oil used. The second part of the batch is shown here that had no colorant added and was a different fragrance oil. It is an odd texture, dent-able, soft, and breaks apart easily. I traced the problem to a malfunctioning scale. All the soap in this batch was thrown in the garbage.
Unmolding Cold Process Soap from the Wrapped Leaf Silicone Mold
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shows how she unmolds the wrapped leaf individual cavity soap mold. Unfortunately this soap made with 38% water is soft and was a challenge to unmold. I plan to use 32% water in the future and am changing brands of lye, and will let it sit at room temperature for at least 24 hours before popping in the freezer and attempting to unmold.
Cutting Sweetgrass Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cutting a batch of cold process soap made with a sweetgrass scented fragrance oil. Sweetgrass is a vanilla-like scent of the plant Hierochloe odorata. It is a holy plant of Native American Indians and it is a traditional basket weaving material among African American women in the Carolinas. Native Americans in what is now known as Alaska also use it for basket making. Some spell it sweetgrass while others spell it sweet grass. I did not record the process of making this soap. I did a three colors of green mica swirl of (to reference the different shades of sweetgrass) into uncolored batch. I had envisioned something more wispy and delicate, so I am a bit disappointed in this, but is has a lovely scent! This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on December 1, 2014.
Making Lavender Soap by Hand Stirring by Heat Transfer Method Part 1
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works use the heat transfer method of making cold process soap and attempt to do hand stirring only with a formula that uses 62% hard oils and fats. While hand stirring, there is soap talk. Sorry my memory card got full, Part 2 to follow. I will do another video to make soap after the show and will talk about how it went and give a correction.
My Glue Book Art Journal For Creative Inspiration Part 1
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shows a glue book art journal she has started creating. Part 2 will continue, my memory card got full. What I did not say in the video that I will be sure to state in Part 2 is the act of looking through the magazines is inspirational. Then later when making the collages in the glue book it is again inspirational. New ideas can be sparked from doing this process. When the journal is looked at later that can be inspiring too. Also a page or spread can be viewed and pondered on for brainstorming for ideas on color, theme, scents, or for writing the marketing blurbs for my soap and skin care products. Not all of the images will wind up in the journal.
Unmolding Angels, Folded Leaf & Heart - Lavender
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works unmold individual cavity molds of lavender essential oil scented cold process soap made at 30% water discount. This is for a custom order. The angel is not supposed to have an oval on her mouth area. I looked over all of my soaps today and almost all of my soaps have a problem in that area but a few are perfect so now I know.
Soapmaking Process: Discarding Rancid Old Oils
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works discusses clearly labeling oils with dates and shows throwing away some almost two year old rancid soapmaking oil. I knew the oil was rancid by the BAD ODOR and the old date confirmed it was OLD. It is typical for OLD oils to go RANCID, this is not a problem with the supplier's quality. Also since this had a lot of air space in the bottle the risk of going rancid faster was one factor.
Cold Process Soapmaking with Room Temperature Oils and Hot
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shows how she makes lemongrass essential oil cold process soap by combining the hot lye water solution with room temperature oils. This is a proprietary formula created by Spring Creek Bath Works. Ingredients: lard, distilled water, olive oil, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (lye), avocado oil, grapeseed oil, mango seed butter, lemongrass essential oil, castor oil, tussah silk. Later I will add the colorants: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, chromium oxide, chromium oxide green.
Showing How I Package Soap Brownies and Cupcakes
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shows how she has decided to package cold process soap brownies with frosting and soap cupcakes. It was not easy finding an attractive way to package these that would survive being moved from home business to markets and to be displayed to the public and to keep the soap in good condition and clean.
Soapmaking: How I Obtain Gel Phase by Insulating Soap
 
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Here I show how I insulate soap after it is poured into the loaf mold in order to force gel phase. This is done with cold process soap that does NOT have added ingredients that raise temperatures such as: sugar, honey, agave syrup, fruit, or beer. Gelled CP soap has darker color and I do not get soda ash on the surface. When the soap is room temperature I place it in the freezer for a few hours to aid with clean removal from the mold then I cut it and leave it to cure 4-6 weeks minimum before weighing, labeling and packaging my soap and listing it for sale.
Rescued Sea Salt Bar Cold Process Soap Batch
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cutting a batch of cold process sea salt soap. This is a corrected batch of soap in which I took the too hard crumbled batch from the prior day and made a new batch and mixed in the crumbled bits. The resulting bar is a perfect bar of soap. You cannot tell that at molding time some was wet and some was crumbled bits of the other batch. It is the same recipe and same fragrance oil. This was ready to slice in three hours. This fragrance I call “Three Gifts”. It is frankincense, myrrh and gold fragrance and is a limited edition for the holidays. The color is from the annatto seed infused olive oil which I infused myself and from gold sparkle mica. This soap will be finished curing and ready to use on November 30, 2014.
Making Wax Melts To Sell & Testing
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works discusses cost of fragrance oils. I have been making and testing wax melts for 8 months and am getting ready to launch my new product line of high quality, strongly scented wax melts. Cost of materials matters when trying to run a for profit business.
Cutting Lemongrass Cold Process Soap with Green & Yellow Swirl
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cuts cold process soap made in the "tall skinny" silicone mold with lemongrass essential oil with a green and yellow mica swirl.
Cutting Lavender Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cutting her cold process soap with premium lavender essential oil from Spain. The design is three colors of mica and a titanium dioxide swirled in a base made with bentonite clay giving a green color to the main portion of the soap. The swirl was done with a hanger in the tall skinny soap mold, inspiration of the "zebra hanger swirl" as demonstrated on YouTube channel "Handmade in Florida". I also topped the soap with a wet oil mica swirl. Here I am testing a different company's lavender essential oil. This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on November 14, 2014.
Making Pixie Dust Out Of Failed Bath Bombs
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works show how she really feels about bath bombs. No, actually, these bath bombs were imperfect looking but functional so I show how to transform them into pixie dust. I had a hard time with the packaging. The bags I purchased at the craft store to hold the powder were leaking! So I am in search of more reliable bags that will not spill powder at the seams. Pixie dust is pulverized bath bombs. It acts the same as a bath bomb. It fizzes and has the fragrance and everything else that a bath bomb does and has except it is poured into the bath water in powder form.
Michael's Haul Decorative Christmas Gift Boxes For Gift Sets
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works sharing a haul video of four trips to three Michael's stores to buy decorative boxes which will be used as gift "basket" "gift sets" filled with her handmade soap and body care products sold for Christmas gifts. These were all purchased at 50% off. I had procrastinated on finding packaging to use and began shopping late. Two days before Thanksgiving I saw these at one store an hour away from my home, on sale at 50% off. (I got the dates messed up in the video.) I did not shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday but I went out to three stores on Saturday to buy more boxes at 50% off. Update: I went out to buy more at a fifth store on Sunday after Thanksgiving only to find that the sale on the Celebrate It boxes was over. It was a "daily deal" for Saturday only. So now I don't feel badly that I bought a lot of them. Here I talk about my ideas for the gift sets. This year I will focus the contents of my gift sets on my products and factory made soap dishes. Perhaps next year I will shop earlier for wholesale prices on high quality washing implements (brushes, loofas, etc.). My major focus for this year for the December holiday market is teacher's gifts, most at a $10 price point and some at $12 or $13 (I need to do a cost analysis first). I was asked to make a completely finished gift that the customer buys and can hand right to the teacher, being fully decorated, with gift tag, and have it impressive looking. The brands of these items are: Celebrate It Arlington Park Punch Studio These companies have product lines for year round as well as Christmas and winter holidays. Here I also discuss selecting items with the customer's desire in mind for themes as well. I think a major part of selling product is having what your customer desires or what they are visually drawn to or what moves them emotionally may help make the sale: appealing to nostalgia or sentiment as well as matching to the home's decor or decorative style (glamorous, sophisticated, nature, fancy metallic vs. country hand sewn, etc.). One way to try to make a new cottage industry business profitable is by buying supplies on sale or at wholesale prices, I am aiming for being in the black for year two of my business. (I just saw online that etsy sellers are selling these at higher than full retail! I thought etsy was just for handmade items not for reselling factory made things. What's up with that?)
Making Soap Heat Transfer Method Cold Process Lemongrass Tea Tree
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works make cold process soap using the heat transfer method. This is my own formula with lard, coconut oil, grapesed oil and castor oil. I formulated this for a friend with many allergies so I had to avoid using some of the more common soapmaking oils such as olive oil. Now many of my other customers without allergies love this soap too. This is an uncolored soap with bentonite clay and tussah silk. The soap I usually focus on is for sensitive skin but this one is my normal skin soap.
Making Pumpkin Latte Cold Process Soap with Drop Swirl
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath works making pumpkin latte scented cold process soap using the tall skinny mold with a drop swirl technique. Homemade pumpkin puree is added to this soap. I blended four different fragrance oils to get a scent of pumpkin, creme brulee, ginger and pie spices and a strong coffee scent. This is a limited edition soap in my autumn and winter fragrance line of cold process soaps. This soap will be ready on November 3, 2014. Apologies for the close and low angle. I really need to buy a real tripod, my good regular tripod broke.
Cutting Lemongrass Gold Mica Swirl Cold Process Soap
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cuts a loaf of cold process soap made with the tall skinny mold, lemongrass essential oil with gold and snowflake sparkle mica swirls. ...in which the soapmaker learns you need to use a ton of metallic or sparkle mica to have it show up inside a cold process soap...
Cutting Sea Salt Bars Cold Process Soap Polar Ice
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cutting cold process sea salt bars made with a blue mica swirl. The fragrance I call Polar Ice and is a brisk and refreshing peppermint, eucalyptus and spruce scent. This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on November 25, 2014.
Making Sugar Plum Fairy Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works make cold process soap using a fragrance oil that discolored the batter dark yellow. This changed the colors of the mica colorants. I attempted a zebra hanger swirl or a butterfly hanger swirl, or whatever this is that is my variation of the original: with inspiration from YouTube channel Handmade in Florida using three shades of pink and one purple. This fragrance is called Sugar Plum Fairy and I feel that is smells like cotton candy, sweet sugar and citrus notes similar to another popular fragrance oil sold by this supplier. This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on November 30, 2014.
Making Dead Sea Mud, Neem Oil, Tea Tree Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine make cold process soap using neem oil, rose hip oil, jojoba oil, Dead Sea mud. It is scented with essential oils of: tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils and activated charcoal. This soap will be cured and ready for use on November 7, 2014
Cutting Three Gifts Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cutting her cold process soap scented with frankincense, myrrh, and gold fragrance oil. The technique for design is my take on the zebra hanger swirl or butterfly hanger swirl. Here I use uncolored batch with a sparkly gold mica and a shimmering silver-ish mica called snowflake sparkle. This is intended to be a limited edition Christmas season soap that I call "Three Gifts". This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on November 30, 2014.
Cutting A Too Hard Batch of Sea Salt Cold Process Soap (Soap Fail)
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works attempting to cut a loaf of cold process sea salt soap which is too hard and cracks upon cutting. I fixed this and re-used these materials into a new batch of soap. Stay tuned for an upcoming video.
Cutting Dead Sea Mud, Neem Oil, Tea Tree Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine cut cold process soap using neem oil, rose hip oil, jojoba oil, Dead Sea mud. It is scented with essential oils of: tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus. This soap will be cured and ready for use on November 7, 2014
Making Leather Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works make cold process soap with a leather fragrance oil. This soap was colored brown using all natural plant based colorants: Indian Gooseberry (Amla) and Black Walnut Hull Powder. This soap will be finished curing on November 7, 2014.
Making Three Gifts Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works make cold process soap scented with frankincense, myrrh, and gold fragrance oil. The technique for design is my take on the zebra hanger swirl or butterfly hanger swirl. Here I use uncolored batch with a sparkly gold mica and a shimmering silverish mica called snowflake sparkle. This is intended to be a limited edition Christmas season soap that I call "Three Gifts". This soap will be finished curing and ready for use on November 30, 2014.
Soap Business Opinions - Update: I Am Not Dead
 
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Recorded 1/08/2018. Reaction to seeing a comment on my channel asking if I was dead. It has been three years since I posted a video. What have I been doing? (I have made some video but never uploaded those, maybe I will soon since I figured out my password!) My online shop --- etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpringCreekBathWorks Instagram: springcreekbathworks Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpringCreekBathWorks/
Making Sea Salt Cold Process Soap Bar: Three Gifts Scent
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works making a sea salt bar of cold process soap. The ingredients are: coconut oil, olive oil infused with annatto seed for yellow color, lard, and castor oil. The fragrance oil is called frankincense, myrrh and gold. I call this soap "Three Gifts". I use fine grain sea salt in equal weight to weight of oils in the batch. I am soaping at 38% water in this batch. I used a gold glittery mica for an in the pot swirl design. This is my own recipe based on information I learned by reading the online article "How To Make Salt Bars" by David Fisher on the site: About Candle and Soap Making. I also show unsellable but usable ugly sea salt bars that I made using a hot process in the crock pot. I have given up on ever using the crock pot for sea salt bars again. I get a smoother perfect looking bar using this cold process method. This batch will be finished curing and ready for use on November 25, 2014.
Making Lavender Soap by Hand Stirring by Heat Transfer Method Part 2
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works use the heat transfer method of making cold process soap and attempt to do hand stirring only with a formula that uses 62% hard oils and fats. While hand stirring, there is soap talk. Sorry my memory card got full. I will do another video to make soap after the show is over and I will talk about how it went and give some updates and corrections.
Cutting Leather Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cut cold process soap with a leather fragrance oil. This soap was colored brown using all natural plant based colorants: Indian Gooseberry (Amla) and Black Walnut Hull Powder. This soap will be finished curing on November 7, 2014.
Cutting Spiceberry Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cut cold process soap scented with a winter holiday type scent she calls Spiceberry. The soap is made with bentonite clay, activated charcoal and has two colors of mica. The swirl is my attempt at the "zebra hanger swirl" which I learned from YouTube channel "Handmade in Florida". This soap will be finished curing and ready to use on November 6, 2014.
Making Lemongrass Tea Tree Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works make cold process soap with lemongrass and tea tree essential oils and with silk and bentonite clay added. This is gentle soap for sensitive skin or normal skin and is a formula I created myself after researching the properties of oils and testing many variations and making lots of test batches. This soap is for sale in my etsy shop. This scent is loved by both women, men and teens. Enjoy.
Cutting Tea Tree Soap with In the Pot Swirl
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works cutting cold process soap with tea tree essential oil, bentonite clay and activated charcoal. This was an "in the pot" swirl with a hanger swirl. This soap will be cured and ready to use on November 5, 2014.
Soapmaking Process: Work Area Prep
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works discusses her home kitchen work area preparation and about her process of soapmaking with proper safety procedures. Her new latex allergy which came from wearing latex gloves during soapmaking for years, so switching to using nitrile gloves. Also shares a couple of tips for using the smart phone for making videos.
Intro Kid's Bright Embeds Cold Process Soap: LEGO, Robots, Flamingoes
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works shares her plans for making round brightly colored soaps with fun shaped embeds that will appeal to kids. These are all cold process soaps.
Making Lavender Cold Process Soap Part 2 - Trying Zebra Hanger Swirl
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works doing the swirl part of making Lavender essential oil cold process soap with zebra hanger swirl in the style shared by Handmade in Florida (YouTube channel and soap shop). ...in which the soapmaker tries to do a decent swirl after forgetting to do it (in part one)... See cutting video to see how it turned out. Hint: It's just fine!
Adding Lye to Water - Demo for Making Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works add lye to distilled water to make lye solution for soapmaking. Not explained in video: The lye that stuck to the yellow stirrer, while the camera was moved I stirred it into the water again to get 100% of the dry lye into the water solution. You will see the stirrer clean and free of lye when I lay it flat on top of the container. The lye water starts off white and opaque and after it goes clear it is ready to add to the soapmaking oils. I have had failed batches of soap when I added the opaque lye water to the oils, but this is something that is not often talked about by soapmakers.
Cutting and Unmolding Sea Salt Cold Process Soap Bars
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works unmold and attempt to cut sea salt cold process soap. At 24 hours it was not unmolding well so I froze it for about two hours then I attempted to unmold and cut it. I am sorry that the memory card got full and cut off in the middle of this process. What happened was the blue Polar Ice soap was perfect but the Three Gifts fragrance (yellow colored soap) crumbled to a mess. I fixed the situation and will share a video explaining what I did to save the materials and make it into a new batch in an upcoming video.
Unmolding Kid's Cold Process Soaps With Embeds
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works is unmolding brightly colored round soaps with embeds for kids. ...in which the soapmaker discusses pricing and state tax... ...in which the soapmaker discusses packaging and expenses... ...in which the soapmaker discusses perfectionism vs. handmade imperfections and what the customer may or may not tolerate... ...in which the soapmaker was so preoccupied with the swirl that she forgot to add the fragrance... ...in which one of her cats decides to vomit while the camera is recording, apologies for the sounds you will hear...
Making Star Jasmine Soap
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works making cold process soap with two colors of mica swirl scented in Star Jasmine floral fragrance oil for her Floral Scents of The South series. ...in which the fragrance did NOT accelerate and I chose to do last minute mica coloring and swirling... This soap will be finished curing on November 5, 2014.
Making Spiceberry Cold Process Soap
 
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Watch Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works make cold process soap scented with a winter holiday type scent she calls Spiceberry. The soap is made with bentonite clay, activated charcoal and has two colors of mica. The swirl is my attempt at the "zebra hanger swirl" which I learned from YouTube channel "Handmade in Florida". Apologizes, the video shut off when the memory card got full, just before I finished. The end of the soapmaking process was an oil swirl with mica on the top which makes a very shiny and sparkly soap. This soap will be finished curing and ready to use on November 6, 2014.
Making Bright Kid's Cold Process Soaps with Embeds (LEGO, Robots, Flamingoes)
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works making round shaped cold process soap with bright colors for kids. Embeds are robots, LEGO men and flamingoes. ...in which the soapmaker begins to panic when the batter accelerates... ...in which the embeds sink into a too soft batter... ...in which the soapmaker practically kills herself trying to remove a glove... ...in which yet again the memory card gets full before she finishes and can say goodbye... The cutting video will be shared separately. Enjoy!
Cutting Rose Geranium Essential Oil Cold Process Soap
 
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Christine of Spring Creek Bath Works unmolding and cutting cold process soap with rose geranium essential oil which accelerated trace and made the five color swirl difficult to achieve. This soap will be available for sale on October 30, 2014.