Sunday, January 16, 2011
Two days ago I made a batch of soap. It rested, covered and undisturbed overnight, then uncovered for another day and a half. Today, I un-molded it and cut it into fourteen ugly bars.
That's what I call my soap: Ugly soap. It may not be pretty, but it sure is nice. This batch is made with lard I rendered myself, coconut, olive and castor oils, glycerin, vanilla oleoresin and essential oil of lavendula angustifolia. I can't thank my friend, a Wicked Step Mom, enough for demystifying the process and helping me find that place of confidence to do it myself. Before I started making my own I used to buy handcrafted soaps, though it was sometimes challenging to find them without synthetics added, but even then they are far superior to the commercial detergent soaps.
I have six bars left from last year and they will last plenty long enough to allow this batch, and the others that will follow, ample time to cure well.
That's what I made today. Peace.