Thursday, November 9

Tiny bubbles...

And big ones, too! I took the plunge and made soap. Twice. The first batch was a recipe I made up, wondering if I was looking at the right numbers in the right way, and having no idea what to expect. I scented it with Sage & Lemongrass fragrance oil, and if the ball I made from trimmings is any indication, it's delightful!

Sage & lemongrass, fresh from the molds

The second batch was even more experimental. First of all, I created a recipe based on my leftover oils, hoping not to have to move them to Minnesota as oils. Once those were used up, I added enough palm oil to make this batch the size I wanted. As a result, I think I may have used a bit too much palm oil. I'll have to wait and see how that turns out. Then, I experimented with color. That was... interesting. And finally, I divided the batch and used two different fragrance oils. The half I mixed was with Green Garden FO, and Lynae mixed her half with Jasmine Dreams FO. I still go back and forth as to which scent I prefer. I probably won't know for sure until they've cured for a few weeks. Meanwhile, I have closet shelves full of soap, and my bedroom smells wonderful!

As you might guess from the picture, I'm still trying to get the hang of cutting and trimming these, as well. Right now I've got large rectangle bars, some almost cube-shaped bars, oval bars, little guest-sized rectangles, and several balls. Not one of them is perfect. I'm trying to be ok with that for now.

5 comments:

  1. Tiny bubbles... does ANYONE know the rest of the words to that song?

    Imperfect shapes...Better to have a shelf full of imperfect shapes than no soap at all.

    A message from the Allegre ad council. LOL!

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  2. Hiya! :) BEEEEutiful soap! I'm so proud of you. Isn't it just the best feeling to have it come out right? Plus all those good scents. So different than ones you buy in the stores.

    I hope you are feeling MUCH better by now. Can't wait to see you all again before you go up North. Hugs, Robin

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  3. Okay, that comment about your bedroom has convinced me to make soap!! Our house STINKS of Guinea pig cage and dogs. Homemade soap may be just the thing!

    I think your soap looks beautiful!

    I was wondering about the rest of the words to that song, too. LOL

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