I ordered supplies last week, so I had been waiting (im)patiently for them to arrive. Three deliveries later, and everything I need is here. So, I made soap. 🙂
I have 10 soap recipes I am going to be doing over the next few days.
First up is the Lavender. A friend of mine mention loving the combination of lavender and eucalyptus, but when I was sitting here wafting essential oil fumes at my face, it smelt like it was missing something. I added lime. And I liked it. Yum!
I added two natural colorants, indigo and spirulina. I am hoping the indigo will turn a shade of violet. The spirulina powder is swirled in for a splash of green color.
This is the first time using this mold, even though I bought it waaaay back in August. I have no idea why I havent used it before then? Probably because its only 9 bars, and with the loaf mold I can get up to 12. So, these will be thick bars. This mold comes with a lid, which I had added before realizing that I forgot the lavender buds. I had to slowly lift up on the mold because wet soap was sticking to the top, which gave me this wonderful texture. I didnt have the heart to smooch it all back into the mold with the lid. This is the first time I’ve been able to get such wonderful peaks! Who knew I just needed to mash something down on top of it?!
My whole house smells of essential oils, it has my nose twitching something crazy right now, because its an overload. I need to find a plastic storage bin to store them all so I can give our sinuses a break.
It’s made with Distilled water, Aloe Vera gel, and Sodium Hydroxide.
Saponified Vegetable Oils include:
Olive oil pomace
I will update tomorrow with more pics after I cut the soap from the mold.