Monday, October 01, 2007

Market Report

I had a wonderful day at the International Market, and the slicing of soap was a big hit. Even the plain brown paper wrapping seemed to go over well. As with most things, the simple approach almost always works best.

I brought home very little stock, and am having to start from scratch to make things for my next market. Last night I made a pomegrante noir soap with black/green mica. I love the dramatic look of the dark mica against the swirled pink soap.


Anonymous said...

This soap is simply gorgeous...
Good to hear about the market success. I am not surprised though, those logs looked very appealing and "so pretty I can't touch it"-like. Congratulations!


gracefruit said...

Thank you! It was a fun day at the market.

Myrenia -Npigas said...

Dear Elisabeth,
Hi!I am making soaps, too, and I was very glad to find your blog (after I have found your website!!) , because I use CP method, and I wanted to try HP(you see I am very impatient person!). Congratulations on your tutorial, I intend to follow your instructions today...I was wondering if you could help me in some questions.Could i use in HP process only olive oil? Also do you think that it is possible to use some of the paste, after it is done, to make patterns on the soap? Like decorating a cake or something like that.
Thank you.
PS Scotland is one of my favorite places on earth. I was really glad to read that you live there. I intend to visit your beautiful country (and I hope it will be soon!!!) :)

gracefruit said...

Hello! And thank you for your kind words. I'm sorry I'm a bit late getting back to you.

Yes, you can use 100% olive oil in hot process. I've made castile this way and it was lovely. I think you could definitely make a pattern on the soap. If you decide to try it, I would love to see a photo.