It’s been awhile since I posted again, but so many things have been going on over the last few months! I gave birth to baby #4, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and moved from GA to NY (yay army moves). Now that my family and I are fianlly getting settled here in NY I have been trying to get back into crafting. I still knit and crochet occasionally and I was able to sew up some cloth diapers for th
e newest addition. Since moving to the North though I have been discovering how dry the air can make my skin. Store bought soaps only add to the problem so I decided to do something I had always wanted to… make my own soap!
I have been looking into cold process soap for awhile, but had hesitated because the thought of working with lye, a caustic chemical, was intimidating. Anyway, I decided to “suck it up” and made my first batch of cold process soap last night. Today I was able to unmold the soap and cut it up so I could set it someplace safe to cure. I only had one major hiccup so far– I didn’t line the plastic container I was using as a mold because I thought it was flexible enough to allow the soap to unmold… well, that didn’t happen. Spent good hour this afternoon slicing up
the container so I could remove the soap. Oh, well. Lesson learned!
Here is my finished product (prior to curing):
Here are some helpful websites:
There are also many videos that can be found just by searching the internet! Good luck if you try this interesting craft!
I can’t wait to add colors and scents! Also, I may even try hot process soaping…