On Thursday I mentioned working on a soap in differing shades of green using what is known as the faux funnel method. After a very busy weekend and trying to play catch up with other things going on, and making another batch of soap today. I am ready to post the picture of my new soap.
It is scented with Sage and Cedarwood fragrance oil and I used Woodland Green Oxide for the coloring (both scent and color were from Wholesale Suppliers Plus (and, no, I don't work for them or anything, I just like the fact that they have incorporated shipping into the cost of their items, so if you order over $30 worth of supplies, you get free shipping and overall it cuts down on my prices).
The method that I used was fairly easy to do. The biggest difficulty was that it had to be done fairly quickly because the soap starts to get harder to pour as it becomes thicker. It involved stirring a fair amount between pours near the end and a little bit of persuasion to get the soap through the funnel. Overall I had a fun experience, and I was very pleased with the result. I especially like the way the rings are somewhat reminiscent of the rings on a tree and how that ties back to the scent of the soap.
I have another batch coming up that I made today and I will likely post it late tomorrow night or sometime on Tuesday. I also am debating whether or not I can afford some more supplies and whether or not I have the skill to make a simple log mold out of a furring strip from Home Depot. If I can get the costs that are listed online in the store and have them cut the wood for me, I can likely get my mold for under $5.