2.24.2013

plumeria

It's been a while since I made Plumeria soap, and I forgot how great of a scent it is!  Even my kids commented when they got home from school..."Mmm, what smells good?"  The last time I made Plumeria soap, it was when I was doing melt and pour...so it's been a few years. 

I wanted to experiment with rose clay again.  When I made my Apple Blossom batch, I used 1.5 teaspoons of clay...with the Plumeria batch, I only used 1/2 teaspoon.   It turned out a pretty pale pink. 


I also got a layer of ash, so I used my acrylic bar beveler/planer to remove it (from Soap Making Resource).  While I was planing the tops, I was thinking maybe I should try to bevel them too, since I haven't tried that feature yet.  I only bevelled the tops to see how it would go.  Guess what...it was super easy!  I showed my husband what a bevelled soap looks like and even he thought it was impressive.  Bevelling sure "classes it up"!

15 comments:

  1. I love how the beveled tops turned out! They look very smooth and clean, and great choice for a color to match your plumeria scent. I'll bet they smell fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Chrissy! After I published this post, I was thinking that I should've taken a "before" picture of a bar...ashy and not bevelled, to show what a big difference there was. I'll try to remember for next time. They certainly do smell fantastic! :)

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  2. Ohhh, that beveling is so pretty on the top...really elegant touch! I love Plumeria fragrance, and that such a nice color from the rose clay!

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    1. Thanks Cee! I might have to bevel more, lol...and I love the color from the rose clay!

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  3. Te ha quedado un color muy suave , me encantan las arcillas , y deja los jabones muy suaves, y el biselado muy limpio y bonito. Un saludo desde Córdoba, España.

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  4. Plumeria sounds like a lovely scent, Kalla!
    Love the shape of your soap, is this a mold or do you cut your soap so nicely?

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    1. Natalia, I used my wooden slab mold...I planed the ash off the tops to get them smooth and then I beveled the edges.

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  5. Beautiful! I bevel my soaps with a potato pealer - very rustic looking lol, these are very classy.

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    1. Thanks Polly! lol, I haven't tried using a potato peeler to bevel...however, I do use one to run along the edges of the soap after unmolding to get rid of the soap that sticks up. Sometimes I put too much pressure on the potato peeler and put a ding in the soap, so I'm not sure I would do a good job beveling with it! :)

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  6. Your Plumeria soap is so pretty, Kalla! I love the delicate pink. And the beveling looks great - it really adds a nice touch.

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  7. Beautiful soap! Simplicity is great!

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