Tuesday, February 27, 2007

back to soaping

I finally got over my slobby self and made soap. What fun it was and the house smells great! Here is a picture of my efforts. The orange soap and the big soap are made by the Hot Process method. The one in the middle is sone by Cold Process. The HP soaps are useable now. The CP soap will be ready in a month or so. It also will turn very dark due to the fragrance I used (Lavender, vanilla, patchouli). It was very fun to get back to soaping, I've really missed it. It is a bit like riding a bike, you don't forget how but you do get a bit rusty. I also made a green batch that is not ready to cut. All the soaps have silk and sugar in them and the tan & green ones have clays in them. I think that I put too much clay in the big HP bar.