Handmade Soap Shop

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A soap-making video? Yep, I finally did it!

I haven't done a soap making video before now because, quite frankly, The soap Sister is a bit dorky on film.....alright, maybe more than a bit! LOL!

But, video is all the rage these days....plus I think it's helpful for new soapmakers to see folks actually make soap.

Please excuse the poor resolution....haven't figured that out yet, watch for the part where my stick blender makes a noise and I jump (pretty funny) and pay no attention to the scary gloved hand that ends the recording! Hahaha.

This was fun, I feel like it was a great learning experience (never try to talk over a stick blender -you'll lose)and don't make that annoying "tsk" noise all the time! I do hope to get better at the video thing and be able to arrange my camera so as to show more details that may help new soapers.

So here it is, The Soap Sister's first official soap-making video:



Thanks for watching everyone! :D

12 comments:

Traci R said...

Loved the video. I've always been a little intimidated by using yogurt in soap. Do you discount your water to accomodate the yogurt?

The Soap Sister said...

Hi Traci! Thanks, you're too kind....I can't believe how many time I "tsked" -what a habit to break! I will most likely do another (hopefully much better) video tomorrow when I cut them.

About the yogurt -I really don't discount further. (My oil/water ratio is 28%, water is 13.75 oz. to 7.35 oz. lye) Since I've gone to 28% I don't find a need to discount anymore.

I hope that helps you...I am amazed at how nice yogurt soaps feel on the skin -who knew? I just started doing them this year. Their lather seems creamier and silkier than my regular soap.

Oh, also I don't insulate them at all. I don't do anything to them, just set 'em on a shelf for 24 hrs. :)

mary_smith said...

AWESOME video. I don't have the guts to do a video of my gardening so far. Maybe one day. Thank you for sharing!

The Soap Sister said...

Hi Mary, Thanks -boy it really feels silly, but I'm hoping to improve. I think I've figured out how to position the camera to get a close-up of my hands and the project....without the rest of me! Phew -that's a relief. Hopefully that & getting my "tsk"-ing under control will be a great improvement. ;) Tomorrow I'm planning a soap cutting video of the three batches I made today, so stay tuned for more soap excitement! :D ~Becky

Traci R said...

Hi Becky, Thanks for all the info. I'm excited to give this a try. Traci

Amy Warden said...

Yay!!! Great job on your first video! I've never made a yogurt soap either, so now I'll have to try it sometime too! :)

The Soap Sister said...

Good Luck Traci! I think you'll love yogurt soaps -I'm definitely a convert. ;) ~Becky

The Soap Sister said...

Thanks Amy -oh so embarrassing to see yourself on film! Yikes! But I think I did better today with just my hands in front of the camera....planning on another soon featuring soap stamping, so stay tuned! haha ~Becky

Faith, Soaps and Love said...

You inspired me! I just made my first yogurt soap! Praying it works!

The Soap Sister said...

Hi Tracy, Yippee! So glad you gave it a whirl -please let me know how it turns out. My fingers are crossed. :) ~Becky

Faith, Soaps and Love said...

I used 2 different clays to color - yellow silt & rhassoul - at this point I am a bit bummed cuz when I smell the soap, I smell the clays not the fragrance oil (sandalwood). I am hoping that as it cures, that changes. I used my tried & true soap recipe so the amount of FO is what I would normally use. I will know more tomorrow when I cut it.

Kelsey Nehila Price said...

Hi! i'm kind of just starting out in soap making, but have been making my own laundry detergent for a while with purchased castile soap. when you make a powdered form of detergent, the soap often separates from the washing soda and borax. i'm wondering if it's possible to add these two ingredients to soap that i make from the beginning in order to avoid separation, or if these ingredients would react to the soap making process or other ingredients? any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks!