I like to try different soap making techniques. I’ve been making soap for 18 years now, but there is always something to learn. That’s one of the reasons why I collaborate with other soap makers. I decided to try and make a lace soap. There is a talented South African soap maker named Auntie Clara who does some incredible things with soap. I’ve never met her, but I follow her blog. I wanted to try to recreate her Lace Soap.
First I needed to make a lace mat with pourable silicon.I had already prepped the plastic lace I was using.
My dad and I mix the 2 components together. I bought the pourable silicon at Wholesales Supplies Plus
My dad mixes it the components together. It was on the thick side.
Then he pours in over the lace mat I prepared ahead of time. We let it sit a few days to harden and carefully pulled the lace away from the mold. Now it’s time to have some fun!
I covered the mat with a white soap. The soap was at a thick trace so it was a little easier to manage.
Let it dry a few hours.
Scrape off the excess soap. I used the scrapings in my Soap for Soup. I don’t like to let any soap go to waste.
The new lace mat goes into my soap mold. I made another batch of soap and poured it over the “lace”
After 48 hours, I unmolded the soap and pulled away the lace silicon mat. The botton of the soap now becomes the top and you can see the beautiful imprint of lace on the soap top.
I cut the block into soap logs
And then cut the soap logs into beautiful bars of lace topped soap.
For my first attempt, I’m really happy with this new look for my soap tops. Next time, I’ll make the contrasting bottom soap a little darker so the lace pops out more.
What do you think of my Lace Soap?
Yours in Gratitude,