i have no doubt that pioneer women would think i had gone off my rocker if they had seen me today. but i am extremely tickled with myself because i made soap!
i have been collecting my supplies for a while, but i was hesitant to take the plunge. partly because the idea of using lye scares me a little, and partially because the recipes for soap look a lot like math.
this morning i finally took the plunge and got out my scale (is there anything the postal scale can’t do?) and supplies and made a batch of soap!
i used frozen coconut milk instead of water, for extra skin benefits. and i used olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil. in honor of mr p, i made this first batch peppermint scented.
i pushed my stick blender to its limits, but ended up with a creamy, smooth soap with an invigorating scent! now i just have to be patient. i can’t cut it for 24 hours, and then it has to cure for four weeks!
of course i used the appropriate safety gear!