This challenge is open to any soapmaker who would like to participate. The goal is to push ourselves to try new methods and techniques, and it will be more fun if we do it as a group. If you are new to soapmaking, this will be a great way to improve your skills. Seasoned soapmakers will enjoy it too, I’m sure! I know that many of you do not make soap, but you appreciate a good handmade soap, so I hope you will find this interesting as well.
Each Sunday I will post a new soapmaking challenge, such as mixing your own essential oil blend or doing a certain swirling technique. Then on Saturday, I will do a link-up deal so participants can share their results via their own blog post, or upload a photo from your computer if you don’t have a blog. You can choose which challenges you wish to participate in – I have at least 20 ideas for different challenges so far, and we can also work in a soap swap as well for those who are interested.
Tomorrow I will make the first challenge soap with a video, and then post it on Sunday. It will be a swirling technique, and that’s the only hint I’m going to give right now!
I’ve had some questions about supplies, and really that depends on which challenges you choose to do. You can use any recipe that works best for you for most of these challenges. Most of the techniques will be using the cold process method, and quite a few will involve colorants, so you might want to have some of those on hand. Natural or not – whichever you prefer to use. Same with scents – you can use essential oils or fragrance oils.
Please take a few moments to comment
1. if you are interested in participating, and
2. what level of soapmaker you are – beginner, intermediate or professional.
I’ve already heard from several email subscribers, so if you’ve already replied, you don’t need to do it again. This will help me in designing the challenges to meet the needs of the group. (If you have a request for a certain technique, you can let me know that too.) This is NOT a commitment!! It’s for FUN, so only do the challenges you want to participate in. It’s never too late to join in – simply start wherever we happen to be!
If you are planning to participate and haven’t subscribed to this blog, either via RSS feed or by email, you will want to do that so you don’t miss out! The RSS feed is located at the bottom of this post, and the email subscription form is in the right sidebar.
I’m so excited about getting started!!!
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 1.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 2.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 3.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 4.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 5.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 6.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 7.
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Click Here to see the challenge for Week 9.
Click Here to see the challenge for Week 10.
Click Here to see the final challenge (Week 11).