How did Silver Lining Soap begin?

It all started with boobs...

With all of the soap projects I have made, I think I should probably post an intro of why. Because initially, it had absolutely nothing to do with art or creativity. All I wanted to do was make a small batch of baby soap made with my boobie milk for my new baby. (Hand made soap is free of nasty chemicals, its nurturing, great for your skin and doesn't hurt the earth). So yeah, it sounds weird but I've done weirder (had placenta pills made and yes I ATE THEM! I also drank a smoothie with... Nevermind.) Anyway, I found a soap recipe and thought it sounded pretty straight forward. Now having a bunch of successfully made soaps under my belt, I realized all of the things which there were a lot of, that I did wrong. Basically every single thing. The point is, I was absolutely DEVASTATED. I am not one of those milk machines who can produce like crazy, not at all. In fact that was the last of my "stash" and it never got replenished. To this day, I cannot look at the pictures I took of making it. I was beside myself, none of the "soap" if you can even call it that could be salvaged and I had to throw all of it away. Instead of saying screw it, I did the opposite. I figured it out, I studied, found tons of youtube vids, read for hours on end from blog posts and books to tutorials online. Then I invested in some equipment that I didn't know I needed before the disaster. After making a baby soap that I still use now, I realized that holy crap - this can be highly creative! I mean you can get super deep with this, you can make intricate and complex crazy things with soap or you can just keep it simple. So that's how I started out, making simple soaps, experimenting with color, scents, molds and tools. Each soap taught me more and more. By the way, thank you friends and family for being my guinea pigs and encouraging me! ❤️There is still so much to learn but it seems to be going in the right direction. It's the perfect outlet for my artsy side which having so many kids, has been missing for quite a while. It's fun, doesn't take much time or space to make or store unlike paintings which were a nightmare with little ones getting into everything. But I have yet to make another breast milk soap. Probably never will... unless you want me to with yours, for yourself. In that case, PM ME. I know how to do it, I swear! So that's my soap story and its why I named my soap endeavors "Silver Lining Soaps". Because everything you could consider bad or a failure isn't all bad however devastating it is at the time. I can't think of anything negative that doesn't come with an opportunity for something positive or good to come from it or be learned from. Just some soap for thought. And if you plan on making soap for the first time, you probably shouldn't use your liquid gold. Not all of it at least...

 

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