Monday, 24 February 2014

Soap Stack

I have ticked off another task on my intentions list for 2014.  I have made soap.  I didn't do it from scratch - I already did that when I went on a soap making class, and to do it at home would of meant quite a costly outlay for all the equipment. (May do it one day though).  I look upon using melt and pour soap the same way as chefs would use ready made filo pastry instead of making it from scratch so that is what I used.

Melt and pour soap is the safe way of making soap.  You can still be inventive with the ingredients you add and the moulds that you use.  I made peppermint soap using dried peppermint leaves and peppermint essential oil.  The end result is a subtle fragrant soap that will be great for hand washing after a busy day in the garden.

I am excited to think of all the different soaps I can make including lemon with lemon zest, lavender and oatmeal, and rose with rose petals, ah yes, rose.

Many more things to make and do.  It feels good to keep busy and productive.

The sun has just come out.  I think this is going to be a good week. x

15 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely homemade soap, I bet your place of work smells wonderful
Julie xxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe that does look good Simone, I do love soap with 'bits' in, it always feels like it's really cleaning your hands.
We have sunshine too and it feels warm..... lovely! :)
V xxx

Judy Hartman said...

Oh so happy that you have sun - so do we and it's a lovely way to start the week!! Your soap must have a lovely scent! How great that you are doing something yo have wanted to do for a while.xxx

marigold jam said...

Glad you are on an up just now and your soap certainly looks and sounds good. Enjoy your week.

Rosie said...

Your soap looks lovely, Simone! Isn't it wonderful to see the sun? We actually got out into the garden today and did a little bit of tidying up:)

A garden just outside Venice said...

I'm really glad to read your post today! Happy Monday!
xxx

Debs Dust Bunny said...

I can almost smell that lovely, clean smell of your soap!

rusty duck said...

That's interesting, I didn't know you could do it that way.. many possibilities!

sharon said...

Hope that sun keeps shining on you, Simone.
Your soap is a triumph! Good job.

green glamour said...

lovely lovely blog really enjoying it thanks from clover clogg

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

It's great to be able to make your own soap because you can use any scent you like instead of buying ready made ones, that might not smell too good. The sun shone over here today too, and it makes the whole day seem much brighter.

Enjoy the rest of the week Simone.

Puppet Lady said...

Things seem to be stacking up nicely for you at present, Simone! Have a good week.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

I have never heard of melt and pour - I could be tempted to have a go after seeing yours.

Anne Butera said...

Lovely, Simone.

So nice catching up on your posts. I'm glad you've been feeling upbeat and crossing things off your list. Great to see all that you've been up to!

Paula said...

I like the look of your soap bars Simone. I once bought a soap making kit from Hobbycraft and had great fun making my own soap while the supplies lasted.