Condo Blues: My First DIY Cold Process Soap Project and Friday Favorites Week 583




Thursday, May 27, 2021

My First DIY Cold Process Soap Project and Friday Favorites Week 583

I fell in love with using handmade soaps after trying some I bought at a renaissance festival. Every year I'd buy a bar or five. I dabbled with making soap with a melt and pour kit like this one   because I could play with herb add ins, natural scents, and colorants without messing around with lye because lye sounded scary! (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience.) A soap maker friend encouraged me to keep experimenting because that's how you learn how different herbs and oils interact and influence the final product.

When I stumbled upon a liquid hot process soap tutorial online, I realized I had most of the equipment needed and I could buy the soap ingredients at the grocery store. I gave it a whirl and realized working with lye isn't as scary as I thought!  But liquid soap is tricky (at least for me.) The book I have doesn't give a lot of why to the how and there is even less information on line unless you're making cold process bar soap. Cold process soap tutorials didn't seem as scary as they did before I started making soap in an old crock pot. I bought this exact The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners book and made my first batch of cold process soap!

DIY cold process soap
The color is a little *intense*  and there were some slight bubbling after sequestering but overall I'm pleased with how my first batch of real deal bar soap came out. 

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Sparking Raspberry Lemoncello Cocktail from The Kitchen Is My Playground
   
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3 comments :

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks once again for hosting this charming party!! I appreciate all the work that goes into doing so!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
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Debbie

laurensparks.net said...

Those breakfast enchiladas look so good.

Teediddlydee said...

Thank you for hosting this lovely party and a huge thanks for featuring my DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray! You made my day! I have linked up #52, my DIY Patriotic Picket Fence Bunting for the 4th of July and hope you like it. Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hugs,
Tee

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