Yesterday was the Texas Soapmaker’s Seminar hosted by Star Moore and Elin Criswell of Lonestar Soap & Toiletries.

The seminar started of with Elin Criswell, The Country Soaper, giving a demo of how to make basic cold process soap.

Next up was David Fisher – candle and soapmaking guide for  He talked to us about essential oil blending.  Bramble Berry generously donated essential oils for all of the members to sniff and take a try at blending!

After a short break, Chris King of Pampered Sisters gave us a great lotion demo.

Kris Hockey talked to us about the many things you can with hydrosols.

She made everyone a lavender hydrosol spritzer to take home!

Kris Hockey is also a creative woodworker!  One seminar attendee got to take this beauty home!

Bobbie O’Brien, of Annie’s Soap Barn,  gave us a wonderful demo on felting soap.  She talked about the different kinds of roving to use and how to dye them.

Here is a beautiful felted soap by Bobbie.

Next up was Margie Lemons of Hill Country Haiku.  Margie showed us how to do the column swirl in a double log mold!

And last but not least…Kathy White talked to us about soap packaging.

Thanks, Star and Elin, for hosting such a fun event!

For more pictures, visit my Facebook photo album.  Be sure to join us next year!