Soapmakers love soap. Any soap. So it’s common for soapmakers to 1.) have a lot of soap around the house…
and 2.) love collecting soap from other soapmakers. That what I love about soap swaps.
A swap happens when a small group of soapmakers plans (either in person or online) to make enough bars of soap for each person in the group. Then they are all sent to one person (sometimes called the swap host/hostess). That person sorts all the soap so that everyone gets one of each kind, and gives/sends them all back to the swap participants.
The latest soap swap that I was in happened at the 10th Anniversary Party for The Nova Studio. Participants signed up ahead of time to make cold process soap, melt-and-pour soap, or both. They brought the bars to the party, and then went home with a lovely selection of soap from all the other soapmakers in the swap.
Here’s my little group of soaps. They were made with an “In The Pot” swirl design of pale green and orange, and scented with Orange and Petitgrain essential oils (one of my all-time favorite combinations).
And here is the haul that I got back.
Inspired to set up your own soap swap? Let me know how it goes!