Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I Did It! I Did It! I Did It!

For reals this time.
Nope not cheese...
not pumpkin...
Anybody who tries to tell you 
soap making is sooo easy-
is saying that because
they have already made the mistakes
had the flops and
learned the right way.

One thing I learned is that 
temperature is crucial!
This recipe has palm oil in it
which accounts for the orange color.

I'm not wild about the color,
but the soap should be really good
for our summertime skin.
I had two flop batches.
One was usable, 
one I didn't trust so pitched most of it.
At least I know two ways
not to do it:)
I need to practice 'unmolding' it.

It will be a couple weeks before
this is ready to use.
Now, I'm antsy to make another batch~
without the palm oil
and maybe with some crushed chamomile.

So try something new today.
What's the worse that can happen?
So you have to pitch a batch, or a block, or a loaf.
You will be the wiser for trying,
and you might end up with a good campfire story.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Congratulations! Orange may not be bad, it will be perfect for fall accompanied with rusts, browns, etc.

  2. wow you clever girl to make your own soap, presume you will be selling some as you have enough here for years to come.

  3. Congratulations! Isn't it a great feeling? So wonderful for the skin handmade soap. :)