It has been since the 13th of August that I posted about the basic kelp soap that I made. Since then, I am down to five bars.
As you can see, it is still in one piece, relatively speaking. It is still in tact. The book said that hot process soap will be a little spongy. It is, just as the book said, a little spongy. The lather is very good. Even though I put essential oils in the oil that I used to super fat, It has no fragrance. I guess I didn’t put enough in it.
Why essential oils, you ask? I have a husband that is allergic to artificial additives; so, a lot of fragrances are out. I am looking for natural colorings to tint the soap for the same reason. I have eczema; so, I have to be careful what I put in the soap. A lot of detergents make me break out. These two things is what made me start soap making.
This is the lather. I got so excited when I used the soap for the first time and didn’t have to try hard to make a lather! I made this! Is this not great? I mean, I have been making the “make and pour” variety for years, but it didn’t give me the sense of accomplishment or the excitement that I had when used the lye soap for the first time. Geeky? Maybe, but if that makes me a geek, than a geek I am.
Praise God for the talent to do this. With him all things are possible! I just love this! I am going to make this soap again and add more essential oils to give it a good fragrance.
Until next time…