The July 2017 Soap Challenge is to create a cold processed soap in a slab mold featuring the fluid acrylic pour technique with a straw without any added embellishments. We could choose any number of colors or pour in any different parts of the mold - but the only way one could move the … Continue reading “BLOWN AWAY” – ALL NATURAL SOAP MADE USING A FLUID POUR TECHNIQUE
The June 2017 Soap Challenge is to create a Ombre Soap to achieve gradual transitioning of colors from dark to light / light to dark / one shade to next analogous shade. Once could use any mold, any design, any texture as well as any number of colors - as long as gradients form … Continue reading “Ascend” – The Ombre Soap
The December 2016 Soap Challenge is to create a Modified Tiger Stripe soap. The basic tiger stripe technique is a simple pouring method where the soap batter is divided into 2 or more colors, then poured in straight lines on top of each other down the center of a loaf mold. For this challenge, modifications … Continue reading “SLEEK STREAKS” Soap using a Modified Tiger Pour Technique
The November 2016 Soap Challenge is to create a Cosmic Wave soap. This technique was created by Tatsiana Serko of Creative Soap by Steso. Tatsiana is extremely talented and artistic & there were a lot of tips that she and Amy Warden provided to make sure we were equipped to start on this really tricky … Continue reading “A wave of cosmicness” Soap using a Cosmic Wave Technique
My friends ask me questions about soap and soap making, so I have prepared a short FAQ for everyone's benefit. Q. What is soap and please explain the soap-making process. A. In chemistry, soap is a salt of a fatty acid. Natural soap is made from a chemical reaction between water, sodium hydroxide (also called … Continue reading Soap making FAQ
Pronounced as इडा, Ida means "comfort" in Sanskrit. http://www.thesecretsofyoga.com/kundalini-yoga-nadis.html explains the Ida Nadi (Nadi is an energy channel in the body). Quoting an excerpt from the site : "IDA NADI - Ida is a Sanskrit word which means “comfort”. Ida Nadi controls all of the mental processes. It carries pranic energy and nourishes and purifies … Continue reading What does ‘Ida’ mean ?