Today I mixed sodium hydroxide with water.
I blended handcrafted herbal oils of viola leaf and calendula flower with my own rendered lard and some castor oil.
I blended the water into the oil.
I stirred and prayed. I stirred and offered song and blessings. I stirred in kaolin clay and essential oils of patchouli and carrot seed. I stirred in love and peace. And I stirred some more. And more. And more.
I poured this alchemical love into a mold, covered it with a towel and placed it in my healing room to rest, undisturbed for a day or two.
Then I took last month's soap, wrapped and labeled it, and tucked it away in my soap drawer where it will continue to cure and mellow for a couple more months before it is enjoyed in a cleansing ritual.
That's what I made today. Peace.