I’ve been tossing this soap around in my head for the last few weeks. I knew I wanted to make eggnog soap with little mugs of eggnog on top, but I didn’t have a clue how I was going to make the little mugs! I remembered that I had seen this video on soaping101 that demonstrated how to make your own soap mold using just silicone sealant and cornstarch, both of which I already had, so I decided to give it a try. These little soapy mugs would be cute on top of a coffee or hot chocolate soap too!
This eggnog soap contains a whole egg and some heavy cream. I subtracted the egg and cream from the liquid amount, and stickblended and added them to the oils at the same time as the lye solution. I made sure I soaped cooler than normal, so that the egg didn't overheat. It’s scented with a blend of Eggnog and Pumpkin Chai. The only color I added was a bit of pearly white mica + t.d. to the top portion for a bit of contrast. The little eggnog mugs are MP, sprinkled with a dash of copper mica.
If you are interested in making your own molds, the soaping101 video gives excellent instructions on how to make a shallow silicone mold for embedding smaller objects. In my next blog post, I’ll share with you how I made the soapy eggnog mugs and share a couple of tips for molding deeper embedded objects like this.