Artisan soaps made from luxurious oils and exotic butters with milks, creams and silk fibers; to the whimsy of glycerine soap creations. Full of fluffy bubbles and velvet lathers, once your skin it treated to handmade soap you will never go back. bytheSEAsoap was born out of the love of TSPink soap rocks some fifteen years ago. I found those soaps at a Nevada City Art Gallery and my obsession for beauty in a bar of soap began. I still have a small piece of that first soap! ~~Pam Mella~~

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Amy of  Great Cakes Soap Works Challenge spurred us on to do a combination soap.  It is a contest and I had so much fun with the first entry, I did a second one!

On the curing rack just one more of the cold process soaps with a combination of cold process and melt and pour inclusions.  For family and friends just cut Pink Champagne.

I don't think I will use the vertical mold again with the dividers.  It seems that the soap curing process is delayed in this mold.  The top 3X2 inch part of the vertical mold where the soap is exposed to the air just isn't enough surface area I think.  The melt and pour and the cold processed soap after 48 hours is very soft.  My next use of this mold will be paper lined that is my plan as I enjoy using the mold!

So my husband and I did the tubes with melt and pour and cold process about 4 days ago!  Needed those extra pouring hands and he was a real champ!  We had a time getting the tubes out of the molds but once we figured out how to do the small one, well snap it was easy.  Freezer for an hour.  Long screwdriver, a 25 cent coin and voila' out came the pink champagne bubbles.

These tubes aired out for a day and then into the vertical mold for a pale pink cold process over pour!   In the final soap I variegated the different size tubes ah bubbles!

A bit soft yet but I like the look.

 I'll let these sit a day or two before I clean them up as they are softer than an open molded soap would be after two days.  They smell so effervescent and fresh!  In the bottom photo you can see that the melt and pour is still a touch moist but that will change soon!  Tomorrow when the sun rises I'm going out with one of these babies.  I love how the sun shines thru the soap!

This was such a fun project and I've learned a few more tricks to add to my future soaping adventure.

Thank you Amy for the nudge!   Happy  Pink Champagne bubbles for New Years everyone!


  1. Oh, my. Those are SO stunning! The abstract circles are really unique and every one is different. Amazing work!

  2. Thank you Amy and Amy! I'm liking that Champagne fragrance more and more as the cure sets up. It's just yummy!