Look! Soap is Cool Now!

I am a devoted and whole-hearted fangirl of Felicia Day. Aside from just being an incredibly multi-talented woman, she’s got a determined streak in her that the entrepreneur in me can’t help but admire. The industry as it stood wasn’t an ideal fit, and while she does do (and very well!) traditional acting work, she has also refused to let herself be limited to the conventional. Her YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, is home to a number of geek-friendly shows, and in one of them, Felicia’s own showpiece, she recently made soap.

Those savvy about soapmaking methods will notice that she is using the melt and pour method to make this soap, which is suited to this purpose for several reasons – first, it’s tricky to cut an hours-long from-scratch soapmaking method into a four-and-a-half-minute segment; second, the learning curve for other methods, while not insurmountable, is a bit steep for a single-afternoon process; and third, melt-and-pour is ideal for making a cameo-style two-color molded single bar like she wanted. So while I could wish to see cold process soap in the geek-mainstream, it would not have been suitable in this context, and I’m overjoyed to see one of my favorite people making soap!

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About Amy Young

Founder of Foam on the Range soaps. View all posts by Amy Young

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