Sunday, 25 November 2012

Making Fizzies the Riverlea Soap way–an actual Tutorial


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You will need:-

  • Mould – I used a measuring cups – available from any baking shop
  • 3ml Fragrance Oil – I used Cucumber & Bergamot
  • No Colour
  • 1000g Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 500g Citric acid
  • 40ml Coconut oil
  • water – the amount you need will depend on the amount of moisture in the air. Less is more so add it slowly
  • Bowl, scale, spoon, pipette and a fly press(optional)


To Make:-

  • Add dry ingredients to your bowl and mix
  • Add melted coconut oil into fragrance oil, and then add to dry mix
  • Mix until squeezed mix retains shape – a little like moist beach sand
  • Add a little water to assist
  • Using the 2 measuring cups, scoop the mixture and overfill
  • Press cups together and clean join and place under the fly press plate. Pull the lever down hard but not too hard so as to break the cups
  • Leave to stand for 30 – 60 minutes
  • Gently remove mould and release – tap with a spoon to help release if they stick

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Above you can see the fizzies in polystyrene trays air drying overnight

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 Get creative and wrap them in pretty paper with a cute label or a cupcake baking cup.

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Monday, 19 November 2012

Making Fizzies the Riverlea Soap way–a Tutorial


Fizzy Xmas

Next week – making fizz bombs with my fly press. You may have seen my post about making Personalised stamps using the fly press. Next week I will show you how I make fizzies using the fly press. You can also see previous fizzy posts here, here, and here.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Saturday, 10 November 2012

MP CP Combination Soap–a Tutorial …

and a competition.

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I am so very competitive. I love to play games and compete against others and myself. I also like to win. So when I saw this post from Amy Warden at Great Cakes Soap Works I knew I had to buck up and enter. I have been wanting to try this technique for some time but have been so busy with Christmas production that I thought I would wait and try it in December. I am so glad I got a push and a reason to try it sooner. Thanks Amy. I had a lot of fun and am REALLY happy with the result.

So the competition is to make a soap with a combination of MP and CP. You can win a 5lb wooden mould and silicone liner …. oh dream away. So I spent a few hours thinking of what I wanted to do. I have wanted to make soap with blues and greens ever since my last batch did not turn out very well. I used it for re-batch. You can see the post here.Swirl used for rebacth

I have made a video and posted on YouTube but here are a few pics to whet your appetite.

MP CP-001                   MP CP-002

MP CP-006

MP CP-007MP CP-011

MP CP-018                    MP CP-019

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Nobuhle soaps


Lucy soap

You may remember my training I did in the Eastern Cape here and here.

Well I recently got a mail from Lucy who says the ladies are going from strength to strength and will soon be expanding their range.

Well done ladies you have done an amazing job.

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