Monday, January 26, 2009
The Lather Lady
I have a new hobby.
A friend of mine recently came for a quick visit, and she educated me on how to make my own laundry detergent. It was a fairly simple process, and I enjoyed it so much that I naturally decided that I needed to learn to make my own SOMETHING ELSE!
So I did what any calm, rational person would do. I hopped on the internet and ordered a bulk shipment of caustic lye and essential oils.
Then, I roped a friend from work into being my cohort.
It's soap making time baby!
It was a neat little experiment. I felt like a mad scientist with my little safety goggles and my hazardous lye solution. Above is a photo of "The Virgin Batch." It is a little pinker than I intended...and even though I dumped a lot of Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil in there...it still smells a little on the watermelon side of things. But I used a bar the other night, and it didn't burn my skin off. And really...what more could you possibly want?!?!
I feel a craft fair coming on!
(Hey...gotta do something. I have 12 bars of Watermelon scented Strawberries and Cream Soap to get rid of!)