A couple weeks ago the idea of making soap just POPPED into my head. That's usually how it goes!!! I did a quick Google search for "cold process soap tutorials" and found a lot of great video tutorials on You Tube. My sister Sarah makes soap so I had a little chat with her about what oils and essential oils to use. I did a bit more searching for a good lye source and ordered 2 pounds of it.
Last week I made 3 batches of soap and it was so fun!!!!!!!!!!!! It's cut and curing on paper bags in my closet for 6 to 8 weeks. Wednesday I made 3 more batches of soap:
The peach soap is scented with Grapefruit Essential oil and colored with Paprika. Isn't that cool! The paprika adds a nuttier note to the citrus smell which is really nice.
The soap log behind that is also scented with Grapefruit Essential oil but I left it uncolored. By the end of the curing time it will lighten to a soft yellow.
The soap log on top is scented with Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil. I love this combination! Tea Tree Oil on it's own can be a bit medicinal but the Peppermint Oil really tones that down.
Mr. K made these FABULOUS soap molds for me since I insisted that NATURAL soap be made in NATURAL soap molds. I'm so glad he puts up with my craziness. =)
I popped them out of the molds and will cut them into "bars" this afternoon. I call them "bars" because the shape rarely looks like anything you'd buy at the store. =)
Once they cure, I'll do a little giveaway so that you can enjoy my new hobby and experience the delight of washing up with an 100% natural soap!