Oct. 15th, 2010

lauredhel: soap with a goddess figure on it (soaplily)
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Previous Posts:

Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part One: The Setup

Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part Two: The Making

Soapmaking Photo Walkthrough, Part Three: The Day After

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I thought some of you might be wondering what the finishing process and the finished product looks like! Here's a little run-through of my process from rough just-unmoulded soap to finished soap ready for labelling.

This time around, I did this about a week after the soapmaking. It was cool weather, and a little humid, so this ended up being just about right. I judge the readiness of the soap by its feel - like a fairly hard cheddar cheese, just indenting on firm finger pressure, but springing straight back. This means it will be firm enough to trim and plane and stamp without smoodging and spreading, but not so hard that it will crack and crumble.

Here are my boxes of soap:

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