Monday, May 30, 2011

I made soap

With my trusty assistant Dave by my side, I made soap ! It took me a good part of the year to be able to say those three words. I've read a few books on the subject in the past year, bookmarked some delicious looking recipes from the internets and started picking up the required utensils. For my first batch I made this simple recipe. I am going to use these bars to make my next batch of laundry powder.

I followed the instructions exactly as directed and measured my ingredients with precision and my soap turned out lovely. I added lemon essential oil in my batch to give my laundry detergent a lovely citrus aroma. I got 18 bars of soap.

Now I'm going to get all the oils I need to make a batch of hand and body soaps.

This is fun.... !!!


Colleen said...

AWESOME!!!! Mmmmmm, they must smell so good.

sherrie said...

Yay! Join the club! Watch out, though, it's addictive. :)

Alli said...

They look GREAT!! Good on you for making your own! I will eventually get to it...thesis first!

Janis said...

I have to try this! I have been wanting to make my own soap for a while now and have always been afraid of the lye. But I think I'm going to try it. I was wondering if you received the dishcloth I sent?

Vickie LeBlanc said...

@Janis - I too was afraid of the lye but if you follow directions as indicated you won't have a problem at all. Although, make sure kids and pets aren't around when you activate the lye. And as Sherrie comments here... it is addictive.