Sunday, November 2, 2008

Handmade Goats Milk Soap, getting ready for a show


I've had an interesting week in making soap. I found that mixing soap is more fun than cooking, and clean up is a breeze!!
Here you can see two batches I did today. One is pale lemon yellow and the other turned out more like a butterscotch or taffy color.
The two batches are exactly the same, but the lighter color was cold processed and the darker was hot processed in a crockpot.
Below I'm stiring a small batch in a plastic bucket, this was a test to see if I liked using coconut and olive oil together, and I do!!





















Here is a small bar of soap that didn't work out too well, I'll be using this one in the house as there were lots of air bubbles in all the molds, slao see the dolphins below.


















You can see that I've got quite a few bars done, but this is only the latest batch, there is about 40 to 50 lbs of soap in boxes all shrink wraped and ready to go to the show next weekend. I will continue to do about 8lbs of soap a day for the next 4 to 5 days.

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3 comments:

goooooood girl said...

So good......

Autumn said...

i am impressed. is it really easy to do?

Vicky said...

Hi Gooooood Girl and Autumn,

Thanks for the comments, and yes it is easy to do! If you can bake a cake from scratch you can make soap!!