Two days ago, I donned my goggles, gloves and my trusty hand blender, and whipped up a batch of homemade tea tree peppermint medley soap. I used a cols process soap making technique, so it will be awhile before we can use this soap, but the smell of it sure is tantalizing. It also looks awesome, almost like a slice of an awesome cake!
If you have never made your own soap, you might want to try, it is a fun craft. As the soaps are made with lye, and lye is caustic and could be very dangerous, you need to make sure you are protected. Goggles, gloves and an apron, including long sleeves and closed toe shoes are all needed. You will also need a hand blender unless you are ready to hand stir for possibly over an hour. Not likely to happen here, hours are to rare to spare.
After taking precautions, choose the oils and butters you would like your soap to have.
After you mix for some time, you can add your essential oils, colorants or whatever else you fancy. I did not use anything other than herbs and to colour my soap as I wanted it to be completely natural.
And, like magic, two days later, I took the soap out of my mould, which I purchased from a maker on Etsy, hang on, I'll show you how beautiful it is....
Now to find patience to wait for 4-6 weeks to have it fully ready to use.... Can't wait!!!!!
Until next time,