Sunday, February 08, 2009

How do I get that soap to be the same size?

Well Spring is getting closer, but while it's cold and snowy out I'm stocking up the shelves and getting ready for Spring festivals. I thought I'd give a little online demonstration of my production line today.

I make all of my soaps from scratch in small batches and put them in small loaf molds until they are ready to be released and cured. When they are ready to cut I put the small loaves on my soap cutter which looks like this.

I then line the soap up with the lines on the soap cutter for the size that I would like the soap to be. Here is what that looks like.

After that I cut the soap straight down with a blade as shown in the picture below.

Then they are ready to be boxed and prepared for being adopted into some one's home :) Below is a picture of my assembly line of packaging.

I then close them, label them and voila the perfect GIFT! As everyone says "they look like expensive European chocolates."

So not a bad thing to be doing in this snowy, cold weather. Well atleast I enjoy it and I hope you all have enjoyed this brief peek into my soapy world.


Roberta Laliberte said...

Your handmade soaps are beautiful. Truly a work of art, I wouldn't hate to use them! I quickly scanned your website but forgot to check if you ship to Canada. Please let me know if you do!

yankeenaijababe said...

You are really creative and I love the soaps.Wow, nice packaging and great job.