You will not believe what I did today.



I made soap. Yes, soap!! I've been wanting to try it for a long time and a while back Mojo had how she makes soap on her blog. Well that got me to thinking and over the last couple of months I've gathered the necessary supplies (thank god I work in a lab cause lye is hard to find). So today was the day. I just tried a basic recipe, fat and sodium hydroxide. I know it won't be pretty and won't smell all that great but I just wanted to see how the process went. I'm already planning my next batch which will be a little fancier. I want to make clear soap with flowers in them. I've seen them I just have to figure out how to do it. Anyway I was very busy today but I had to share my great soap adventure. Oh yeah, I won't know how it turned out for about a month. It has to cure for that long.

Comments

threecollie said…
I have never undertaken to actually make soap, but we buy a very basic homemade from a Revolutionary War reenactor, who makes it. I love it. It lasts forever and is not drying like modern detergent style soaps.
Vickie said…
A woman I work with makes those soaps you mention. If you want the info, let me know and I'll TRY to get her to part with her secret and e-mail it to you. She puts everything in them, from seashells to kids finger puppets and toys, so always has a variety for the different holidays and seasons of the year.
sharon said…
Flo making soap? What's next? Drying your clothes outside on a line? Sounds to me like you must be an environmental tree hugger doing your small part for global health. tee hee hee

Sorry - - - I'm such a tease.
TriShannon said…
Wow... making soap... very crafty!! I don't think I would have the patience to wait for a month.

Sounds like your vacation is off to a great start.

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