Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Soap Stuido, A Glimpse
I have been organizing the new soap studio...and while it is not completely done (I am still making soap in my home kitchen) I have started curing soaps in the studio, storing soaps on the shelves and shipping orders. Here are a few photos I thought I would share with you.
Soaps all cured and ready for sale. I keep all the individual fragrances in separate plastic tubs, labeled for easy identification. Did you know that I have over 1300 soaps in stock right now!?
Soap ends/slices. I save the ends of each log of soap and package them up in clear takeout containers. I sell them as Soap Slices as a kind-of pot luck of soap fragrances, you never know what you will get!
Soaps curing on the rack. Each batch of soap is on 1 tray. The soaps cure for 4-6 weeks, which means the water is evaporating to create a hard, long lasting bar of soap. Here I have Oatmeal, Honey & Milk soap along with Walk In The Woods, Karma, Goat Milk Unscented, Unscented w/ Oatmeal and much more.
A collection of my fragrance and essential oils.
I track all the batches that I make. I write down the date made and how many batches to keep track of how often I am making a certain type of soap. This also helps me track my ingredients for the year, how much I used etc.
That's all I have for now. Work continues in the soap studio. I still have a whole wall to paint, a counter top to install, a large central worktable to be built and some shelving to add.