I’m the type of person who get super antsy, meaning I am constantly changing my hair highlights and style; or I get that feeling that I just need to try something new whether it’s revamping my wardrobe or switching up my go to meals. I love the one of a kind show and have been visiting twice a year for almost 10 years now. These artisans have so much creativity and every time I go to the show I think about how much I’d love to do this if I had the guts. I am addicted to handmade soaps from Demo Soap; so much so that when the owner, Thomas sees me coming he tells the associate to open a big bag as I’m stocking piling enough for a year. When I first started going to this show there was maybe two homemade soap artisans, but now everyone is doing it, soaps, body care, lotions and scrubs; and I have even tried it here at Candy Coated Culinista. Consumers are into natural and organic products so much more now than 10 years ago, and I thought I need to learn how to make my own soap. I will never stop buying soap from Thomas but making my own for presents and testing and satiating my crafty appetite is in need.
I went to a workshop by Mellemee Soap & Cosmetics Crafts and learned how to make soap. In the two hour workshop I made: Layered Hawaiian Plumeria, Mango Madness & Pineapple soap with shredded soap and soap nibs; Green apple Glycerin Jello moulds with shredded soap and soap nibs, a Green Tea & White Pear Glycerin fruit tarts and heart tarts and finally Chocolate Ice Cream Cone. I didn’t expect to leave with the amount I did, but I learned a new technique, and I had a chance to be creative. Homemade soaps are more organic than mass-produced soaps which I why I swear by Demo Soap. It’s gentle, doesn’t stripe away my skins natural moisture and my skin thanks me for that.
After this class I was bitten by the soap-making bug and have been amassing the supplies I need to make my own soap. My teacher said I was very good and creative which made me very happy.
I am saving my soaps I made in class even though my teacher said I must use them. To me they are too cute to use and I like to have the memories of my first attempt at a new skill. I don’t want my first works going down the drain quite literally as I worked hard and put al lot of creativity into it.
My thoughts Overall this was a lot of fun and well worth the money. I will definitely do this again. Even when I become proficient I will always go back to learn something new techniques.