Sunday, November 21, 2010

Soap Making - Teaching My Student From Vietnam

It was a pleasure to teach my newest student Anh from Vietnam, how to do candle making and soap making.

We melted beeswax in a double boiler and added an ocean scent and an ocean spray green crayola crayon for color. We then poured the wax into a foil wrapped corning ware pan and used cookie cutters to cut out the candle shapes when it got to a rubbery consistency. We inserted the wicks while the wax was still warm and rubbery.

For the soap we grated a block of natural soap base with a cheese grater into the double boiler, we added an apple scent, and some grape juice for color. We then poured it into a silicone cake pan and set outside to cool for two hours.

This is a wonderful and easy project, and makes over half a dozen fun gifts.