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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Vibrant Mehndi Cold Process
Have you ever heard of mendi? It is a henna body art that is a very popular tradition in India. Henna, or mendhi, is a paste of crushed leaves and twigs from the henna plant. When the paste is applied to the skin, it leaves a beautiful stain behind. The tradition is often used to celebrate a happy occasion or special day. Would you believe that you can recreate mendhi's intricate details and gorgeous designs on cold process soap? Yes, you can! The Soap Queen recently posted a tutorial called Vibrant Mehndi Cold Process on her site. Now, this is project is for the more advanced soap maker and it takes 2-3 hours to complete but remember allow time for curing.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.