I have been making soap, again …

I have been making soap again and am having a ball.  Now we are settled into Bridgetown on a more permanent basis, I have been trying to build up my supply of soap ready for Christmas.  Soap needs four weeks to cure and I am going away for the whole of September, therefore, I don’t have that much time to build up supplies.

Soaping is a wonderful hobby because there is so much to learn and I love learning new things.  My long term plan is to get a range of soaps that I can make consistently.  I am still at the very beginning of this stage but there are already some soaps I think will form part of this range. Continue reading

More soaping lessons and soaping fun …

040copyAs you can see, I have been at it again.  I really can’t help myself so I don’t even try to refrain.

Both soaps I am showcasing today are about using up soap scraps.  You can make really nice soap using left over bits and pieces.  The top photo is what is typically called “confetti soap”.  I am calling this one “Fruit Tingle” because it looks and smells like Fruit Tingle lollies.  The fragrance is Bramble Berry Energy fragrance oil.  To make this soap, cut up, or grate, bits of left over soap, then make a new batch, stir in the scraps and plonk it into a mould. Continue reading