Here I am thinking it’s only been a couple of weeks since I last blogged. Oh my … where does time escape to?
I think I am in love with soap making. I know I may have mentioned this late last year but I really, REALLY mean it. I’ve made 29 batches now to date and there is just so much to absorb and learn. Grateful that there is such a wealth of information out there if one truly seeks to learn via books, video, blog posts, companies sharing tutorials, artisans & more.
I have made 10 batches so far this year using my own recipes all bar one. I’d read so many fantastic posts about the infamous Liz Ardlady’s Shampoo Bar I had to try that one for myself too. Still on the cure rack so I’ve not tried it yet but I love the pure, clean white of the bar! I tend to use a fair bit of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) so if left uncoloured most of my soaps tend to have a green-yellow colour quality. Not that that is a bad thing as they are all natural, just saying. I love that you can practically use any ingredient to make soap with (this week I used Pumpkin!) and I have so many more ideas for other soaps.
Pictured below are some of this years soaps, currently on the cure rack
Buttermilk & Coffee … coloured with cacao
Pumpkin, Oat & Calendula
Lavender & Sage
Rose Geranium & Lavender
Lemon, May Chang & Sage
Lavender & Ginger
Goats Milk & Calendula