Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bars of Gold (Soap)!

This week's Iron Craft challenge theme was "The Midas Touch". We were supposed to craft with some sort of gold. I'm not really into the whole gilt thing, so we decided to try some golden soap.

We followed the same basic soap-making instructions as before. This time, instead of using a soap coloring, we added a powder made of golden-colored mica and titanium dioxide. It made the soap golden and opaque. I thought they turned out really cute. We also scented them with a great citrus essential oil we purchased from a woman at the Farmington Winter Market.

After we finished the gold bars, we decided to make some fun green ones for St. Patty's Day. I didn't rinse out our measuring cup and the green ones ended up having some cool gold sparkles from the leftover mica powder. If I can find some small coin-shaped molds, I think it might be fun to make some smaller green and gold soaps to hand out for little "pots of gold" on St. Patty's Day.


  1. I would buy these in a NY minute if they were available. Great job.

  2.'re really good at that. The soaps are so shiny and well formed.