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There's nothing that I love more than handmade soap. Except for maybe books. And computer design. And finally, I can combine all three into one product! 

Each batch of my goat's milk soap starts with a favorite literary quote, image, or idea — I brainstormed my first soap, "Scourgify!", as I stared in despair at my sink full of dirty dishes and wished for a wand.

  First view of the Scourgify stamp in TinkerCAD - still to be printed and tested..

First view of the Scourgify stamp in TinkerCAD - still to be printed and tested..

I next design a soap stamp in a CAD drawing program and manufacture it using a 3D printer — each stamp design is 100% unique to the MacBath!

  The first stamp test on a batch of plain goat's milk soap - stamp is lookin' good!

The first stamp test on a batch of plain goat's milk soap - stamp is lookin' good!

Finally, I combine color and scent in a soap design that brings the source text to life. How do I want this soap to make people feel? What smells might they associate with their favorite book or character?  In the case of "Scourgify!", I wanted a a cheerful yellow look with a nice homey scent - warm and cozy, just like Molly Weasley's kitchen at the Burrow. 

  The final soap design - yellow from exfoliating dried lemon peel, stamped with merlot colored mica, and scented with citrus-y japanese yuzu.

The final soap design - yellow from exfoliating dried lemon peel, stamped with merlot colored mica, and scented with citrus-y japanese yuzu.

And voila! Creamy, lather-rich goat's milk soap that gets you clean and smelling great while showcasing your love of literature. Check out the shop for more soapy homages to my favorite books, plays, and poems.