Hello to all my tWiStEd PeAcHeS! So sorry I have not updated you all on how my soap turned out. The real truth is…I’m not really sure. As you know, I tried a new lard soap recipe. And as usual, it looked great going into the mold, but 48 hours later, well…you be the judge:
The texture of it is soooo soft. The only way that I can describe it is taking a tube of Chapstick, winding it all the way up and out of the tube, and squishing it between your fingers. Now I am an EXTREMELY green soap maker. So….is that right? That doesn’t seem right to me.
Now I know that it needs to cure for 6 to 8 weeks, so I cut it up and tucked it away. Guess I’ll just wait until mid-September for the final verdict. Any of you seasoned soap maker/fly-girls care to help me out?
See the recipe below:
Who knew that making soap was so very complicated? Darn, you science! You know I’ll keep you all informed as it progresses through the saponification process.
Until next time, keep it real and stay true to yourself!
Well, here I am again. Giving the soap-making another shot. For those of you who have not followed me thus far, my first attempt and cold-process soap-making was an epic fail. But, if at first, you don’t succeed…So to refresh your memory, here’s a photo from my first attempt.
Yeah, can’t get much worse right? That’s what I figured.
The new recipe that I tried uses lard, olive oil, and castor oil. Lard (rendered fat) is great for the skin. It won’t clog pores and it resembles the structure of human skin cells which are composed of saturated fats. Lard soap is closer to our skin than plant-based soaps. Ready for some pics?
So I’m letting set up now and will be ready for the cut soon. Let’s cross our fingers!
See you next time. Until then, be peachy!
Want to take a more natural approach? Want to be more calm, relaxed, and peaceful? Well then it’s time to make your own foaming hand soap. Make it along with me. I would like to add a side note to this vid though. Castile soap works great for this recipe, however, I have now stopped using castile soap because I just don’t like the way it smells. I’ve tried to enjoy it. I wish I enjoyed. But it was not to be. I recommend the unscented liquid soap of your choice.
2/3 c. water
1/3 c. unscented liquid soap
15 drops lavender oil
15 drops chamomile oil
Combine all, mix well, pour into a foaming hand soap dispenser. Voila! Peace & Tranquility.