Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cobblestone Makeover

Remember this not-so-great batch?  It's ok if you didn't; it wasn't that memorable.  I had just resigned myself to the fact that my family was going to be using fruit loop scented soap for months to come when a commenter suggested that it be rebatched into a cobblestone soap.  Genius!  I've always used this method to use up scrap pieces of soap, but this was my first time reinventing a so-so batch.



I finally did it last week.  Chopped into little chunks, the colors really popped and the swirls were suddenly gorgeous.




I added it to another batch of soap of the same scent.  It so much easier on the eyes, methinks.


Thanks so much, SoapJam, for reminding of a great way to turn a less than mediocre batch into a beautiful soap!

14 comments:

  1. The chopped up soap looks gorgeous, and i love the makeover, Amy! No one ever hopes to chop up their soap, but I find that people are drawn to the cobblestone look. Love how you named it Cobblestone, by the way. :-)

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  2. Yes, the goal is never to have to re-do a batch, but isn't it a million times better looking?! And that's worth it! Thanks again for your suggestion! :)

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  3. So true, always devastating to have to "upcycle" your soaps, but people really love that look! Looks great Amy!

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    1. Upcycle--yes, that's the word!! Thanks, Laura! :)

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  4. I love this idea! It makes the soap look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks! I think so too! I love how cutting it up made the swirls look so different.

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  5. It looks great,Amy. I'm just about to do something like that from the batch I don't really like. It's kind of comforting that we don't waste the batch we hate! And moreover, a totally new, gorgeous soap comes out of it!

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    1. Yes, it is comforting not to have to use ugly soap or rebatch it and have the colors turn a lovely shade of mud or waste it by tossing it. Who knows, I may just make a batch with the intention of using it in another batch?!

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  6. I love the cobblestone embeds, Amy! Those swirls are very pretty. This is a great way to breathe new life into a batch that maybe didn't go according to plan. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I loved seeing a different side of the swirls, too.

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  7. I love the way this turned out Amy, such pretty swirls and vibrant colors!!!

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    1. Thank you, Cee! I think the bigger chunks of the soap that I chopped up looked like a psychedelic Saturn and its rings--super cool!

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  8. You totally executed the re-do wonderfully, they look great =)

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