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Monday, June 15, 2015
When to Insulate Handmade Soap
According to the Soap Queen, temperature is a very important part in cold process soap making. I can affect everything from trace to color to texture and scent of your final soap. An important factor that factor that affects the temperature of your cold process soap is insulating it after it has been poured into the mold. You may be asking what how do you insult your soap? It involves covering the mold with a lid or homemade device such as a piece of cardboard to keep the soap warm. Then you would wrap the mold in a blanket to insulate. There may be other ways to insulate your soap if you have a textured top. Want to learn more about this? Then read The Soap Queen's recent post called When to Insulate Homemade Soap.
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.