Friday, March 16, 2012

Soaping

It's been awhile but this new obsession is taking over.
Batch # 2 This batch is a plain batch with some Bamboo fragrance. It was a free sample from Brambleberry. My supplier... Soap supplies.



Did you know that Lye is used in the production of bombs and Crystal meth?? Neither did I till I started making soap. Making soap is a chemical reaction too. But what fun I'm having. The possible combinations are endless.

Batch #3 is an all Olive Oil soap. It's called Castile soap. It's supposed to be the best soap for you.



The only problem with it is it has to cure for 3-6 months before you can use it. Can't wait to try it.

Batch #4 is my favorite so far.
I used a red palm oil to get the color and the addition of canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice fragrance oil makes this a bar good enough to eat.
This is it going through "Gel Phase" which is a step in soap making. Love my new loaf molds.

This is it all cut up for curing. Seriously doesn't it look like pumpkin custard except in block form. Wish you could smell it. It smells just like pumpkin pie.


The "curing" area.



My family will be the cleanest is the county.
Happy Weekend.

Rhonda

3 comments:

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

All I can say is WOW...I can almost smell the pumpkin !!! Looks like so much fun too !

Grace to you,
Margie

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

It sounds like you are having a blast! Your bars look very professional--we are often beside soapers at shows and yours look just as good as theirs--great job!! The pumpkin slices look delicious.-Jan

AP said...

Rhonda, I would love to try the Olive Oil soap. I am unable to use any scented soaps on my skin. Dove bar soap works fairly well, but the benefits of olive oil sound great!