Have you made whipped soap?
I’ve been perusing sites recently, and thought I’d share a few with you:
http://nizzymoulds.com/Whipped/WhippedSoapGallery.htm (this one is classic)
Ooh, look at that beautiful soap! I get excited about trying it just looking at the pictures. Although I should admit to myself that it won’t happen until after the holidays, I have a tiny glimmer of hope that I’ll sneak in a batch somewhere here soon. It keeps me going. For you, is it the fact that the soap floats or the creative possibilities that intrigue you? I am definitely part of the creative possibilities camp.
LaShonda Tyree did a demo in July at the NY Bubbles & Blazes Gathering and it looked easy enough, so I don’t have any qualms about trying it, I just haven’t. I love the possibilities with color and the impressive confection-like soaps that can be made with whipped soap, and am betting that anyone with cake decorating experience would go wild with the possibilities. If you do decide to try it, be sure to read the instructions carefully to be safe. Careless mixing or not paying attention to the length of time the soap needs to saponify and cure could be your undoing–but then, we soapmakers are used to exercising caution!
What about you? Have you tried it, are you interested, is it on your soapmaking bucket list? If you have tried it, what do you think of the technique? Any drawbacks or special cautions you’d like to share? Tell us.