Hand Carving My Soap Embeds

I have been asked how I make my embeds.

Now, I am answering this question through post.

First, I start out by making a small batch of soap. Then I pour it into a mold that is about 1/2″ smaller in length, than my standard loaf mold.

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And that’s it!

You’re done!

Of course, I’m only joking.

After the soap has set up (about 15-20 hours later) You can release it from the mold, and get started.

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I then cut the soap length wise to make two embeds for two loaves of soap. This is optional.

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I use castor oil in place of my regular 2 ounces of olive oil in my embed soap. I find this helps to keep the soap really soft, which makes it easier to work with during the carving process.

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Once you start carving, you can carve anything you want.

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This particular embed is for a dentist themed soap.

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Here is the finished tooth embed, ready to go in!

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If your making a layered soap like I am, remember to let that first layer set up enough so that the embed stays in the right place, or in some cases doesn’t fall through the first layer.

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The final product. It’s a rather pathetic tooth, but it looks like a tooth from something. And that’s what matters.

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Here is a setting sun embed, that I made for my endless summer soap.

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Notice that I have carved this one down the bottom to make it resemble a setting sun.

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Here is my first endless summer soap.

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But not all soaps turn out the way you want them to. Here is my new Endless Summer Soap.

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Not only has the orange faded into a peach color, but the setting sun has fallen through the first layer. This really doesn’t make me think of a sun set, not at all!

Well I hope this post has been helpful to you.

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