Thursday, February 25, 2010
Last October I got this great notion in my head to make homemade soap for Christmas presents. I found what looked like an easy crockpot soap-making tutorial and went out and bought all the ingredients. But honestly....the lye and the chemical process freaked me out. So it all just sat there for months.
A friend decided to teach me how to do it. So last night, with the help of my friends Stephanie and Mandy I actually made homemade soap. It's a Castille soap (olive oil) with goats milk, honey and oatmeal. It smells like a yummy oatmeal cookie and I'm so proud of myself. And the funny thing, my kids are begging to wash with it because it smells so good. We're going to be the cleanest family EVER until the newness wears off.
As soon as I've done a few more batches and feel a little more experienced I'll put up a picture tutorial so you can give it a try at home.