Astrology Soap and some Soap Truth

Hi dear Soap Witches!  Incase I win the lotto, which means I will disappear, I wanted to say my part.

Astrology Soap

I am Bee the Soap Witch. I brought soap dough to the foreground some years ago. When no one was posting soap dough creations, I was in my little world sharing, sharing and sharing. I was excited to have a new medium.

A "friend" said, "who's going to follow a soap instagram channel?" Nice friend. No longer a friend. AND, only about 32k people!

Some claim to have created soap dough, but well... no one created it. It can be a natural by-product of cold process soap. With that said, I was the one who brought attention to moldable soap and coined the phrase "soap dough" and "soap cookie". This isn't easy to say, as I wanted my work to stand on its own. I wanted my long history of photography to stand on its own. I wanted my writing to stand on its own. I didn't think I would ever have to say this... Yet, some are under strong misconceptions and making some large untrue claims. 

Some are creating business on these very ideas, the least they could do is offer a nod who did the work before them. Tesla and I have similar fates. I hope he haunts some people. 

I think it's a big deal to bring an idea into full focus, to bring ideas from the ethers and manifest for others to have access to something that was JUST an idea before.

I wrote articles, I answered tons of questions, I shared and shared... I, also searched and searched, but couldn't find anything on the subject of soap dough, moldable soap, pliable soap... So, I experimented, explored and wrote 3 books on the topic over the years. Sharing all my soap dough explorations, what works, what doesn't and how to make ideal soap dough.

Soap dough might be a by-product of cold process, there is a way to make smooth and ideal moldable soap dough. I've been in my little soap lab these past few years perfecting this process.  

As far as I can tell I was the first to write THREE books about moldable, pliable cold process soap aka SOAP DOUGH.   I've seen many people shade the truth of this, claiming they started this soap dough "thing". I figured I'd just say my version. I was (and am) committed to sharing all the TIPS AND TRICKS of soap dough.

I have written over 300 FREE blog posts, make and share videos and have written three soap dough books. This all takes a crap ton of time.  And no one is going to be my best advocate. It's my responsibility to stand up for myself, my work.

My original mentor even commandeered ideas I sent her. Yup, it broke my little creative heart. I confronted her and she came out with claws, verbally attacking. I apologized. I apologized for touching it with a needle. Yup. And she's never spoken to me again. I was not wrong. She copies other people, but has few  - if any  -original ideas. I've been watching. 

I get that not all people are honorable, but some people are down right not people. I think a real person embodies compassion and honor.   

Just thought I'd clear it up. It's a cryin' shame when people take other people's ideas and claim them as their own. What's the big deal? Someone has to come up with ideas. Why not just say? (Money? Power? Ego?)  

I do not want to live in a world void of creatives, void of those of us who feel and see the world differently.  Nothing would exist without creative minds. NOTHING. These people should be treated with a modicum of respect, if not the person, then the ideas should be respected. 

We live in a disposable culture. If I don't stand up for my ideas, no one will and all will be lost to history. Our disposable culture. Built in obsolescence. 

Those who commandeer other people's creativity, well... we have a name for that... It might start with a "C"... Corporation. LOL You thought I was going to say something else? I write to you, creative sensitive soul, because you get me. ;)  

I'm sharing this video because some have asked how I make creatures out of soap dough. Here is the video, which is first of 12 on how to make Capricorn the Goat.

To you, my loyal reader and soap witch, I'd love to create two of my books (one already is an actual book, in print. Just for posterity, just for the sake of history. I hope that right after "novelty soaps" my name appears... some day. 

And, thank you for reading this far. 


8 comments

  • Bee, your creative soul is a sharing soul. The world is truly blessed by you. YOU and your talent drew me to WANT to do cold process. Until your cute little mice in cheese soap I did not have the courage to really try cold process soap. But the desire you placed into me, THAT could not be ignored. I had to know the sorcery that created such a thing I’d never seen before. I will never forget the magazine with that photo. It made me search, it made me hungry to know. Thank you. A million times – thank you.

    Sharon Chapman
  • Bee, you were the first one I ever saw use soap dough. I can’t even remember how long ago it was, lol. I tried to make some and of course, failed! Then I started seeing other people talking about it like they’d invented it. I have always known, though, that you were the first. Maybe you could put “The Original Soap Dough Creator” in your tag line or something, so people know.

    One thing I DO know about you – you would not say you’d come up with it, had searched for info and not found it, if that weren’t true. Sometimes, people’s honor just shines through, and yours does.

    Love you! xoxox <3

    Vanessa
  • Cheryl, kindness radiates from your words. Thank you! I love that you understand. I didn’t want to sound like I was complaining. It’s tricky business to say and not be brought down. Thank you for your words, it feels more worth it to share. Many blessings, Bee

    Bhakti Iyata
  • Pam, you dear sweet human! Thank you for the encouragement. I am pursuing avenues to make my first and third book into books-actual. The second book is back on stock, and is an actual book so that much is accomplished. I’m so glad you left a comment. So sorry it too so long to read it. Many magical blessings, Bee

    Bhakti Iyata
  • Thank you for sharing your soapy information with everyone. I just recently tried the soap dough recipe, and it works perfectly. I also recently purchased soap dough from you back in March, and it is beautiful to work with as well. I am falling in love with moldable soap, and I adore your creations. So sorry that some do not give you the credit for creating a movement and following for the soap dough recipes and creations. But please know that there are many of us that admire your work and gladly give you the credit for showing us the versatility of soap dough.

    Cheryl

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