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My Soap Making TV debut

By Angela Carillo on Tuesday, June, 2nd, 2015 in Do It Yourself, Soap Making Classes, Soaps.

My Soap Making TV debut might not make the cut and I’m OK with that. Yes, I will be disappointed, but the experience was exciting and I will be better prepared for the day Oprah’s producer calls me. (With the company name Alegna Soap, I’m shooting for Oprah and Harpo Productions)


Hack my Life 2

Setting up the set


After a week of emails and then phone calls, the truTV show “Hack My Life” invited me into their studio to shoot a soap making segment. I didn’t know what to expect. Hack My Life didn’t seem like the kind of show that would want an ordinary demonstration. I was right about that. This would be about making soap at home with ingredients you can find in the grocery store and common household items to use as molds. There were Fight Club references along with a reenactment of the pottery wheel scene in “Ghost” which I’m sure will mortify my son.


Hack my Life studio

The dudes behind the cameras



Trying to balance the seriousness of working with lye and the playfulness of the show was like walking a tightrope. My portable eyewash had to be off camera while I wanted it on the demo table. They wanted me to pour the raw soap into cat food cans and I explained why they had to be lined.Β  We taped 3 hours for a 5 minute segment. I have no idea how the final clip will turn out, or as I said, if it will even make it on air. I was only able to snap a few pictures.Β  But I had my makeup professionally applied (no bags under my eyes!), got to work with Kevin Pereira and I pushed out of my comfort zone to do something that scared me. I’d say it was a successful day, wouldn’t you?


HML Mary

Mary made the bags under my eyes disappear!



Yours in Gratitude,


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26 responses to “My Soap Making TV debut”

  1. How exciting, Angela! Wish I could have been there. I’m sure you had them in stitches. Can’t wait to see the episode. (Fingers crossed.)

  2. Roslyne says:

    Absolutely a successful day Angela! Super excited for you and I hope to see you on TV soon! You’re a rock star, lady!

  3. Couldn’t be happier for you Angela. Exciting, fun & scary all at the same time. With your wit & quick smile, I’m sure they loved you. Hope you make it to the big screen πŸ™‚

  4. Susan says:

    You look very pretty!

    Best wishes,


  5. Donna DeRosa says:

    That’s so cool. Good luck, Angela.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Angela, this is awesome! Please let us know when it airs…I can’t wait to see it! You rock!

  7. Cindy Jones says:

    Oh wow. It’s always difficult doing something ‘routine’ outside of the routine. I bet it was fun. And I’m sure it will come out awesome. Can’t wait to see.

    • It’s always been very difficult for me to do something outside of my routine. I’m finding the more I push my comfort zone out, the more it expands. And that’s a good thing. Thanks Cindy!

  8. Roberta says:

    Every step you take is another one forward. Brava!!

  9. Sue says:

    Hope the guy you reenacted the pottery scene from “Ghost” was at least a hottie .

  10. Michelle says:


    What an exciting adventure and you have a great attitude about it all. Sounds like it was fun too.


  11. Kathy says:

    How awesome is that??? I can’t wait to see it, and I can’t wait to hear all about it in your words! So proud of you Angela! Cannot think of anyone more deserving of such a wonderful opportunity!

  12. This is so exciting Angela! This is amazing πŸ™‚

  13. Lauren says:

    So awesome Angela!!

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