Soap Making!

5:03 PM

Mom and I have been wanting to make handmade soap for a long time. RockyTopSoapCompany was featured on Etsy.com last week and his incredible soaps really put me over the top - we instantly set sail for stores that were selling the supplies we'd need (which, by the way, are really hard to find.)

Here's what we came up with. Let me know if you'd like to buy a bar.

 Measuring the liquid fats.

 Measuring the solid fats.

Measuring the lye.

Melting and heating the fats.

Dissolving the lye.

 
 
Scent and texture agents.

Whipping to "trace point".

Molding.

Making labels.

 After setting for 24 hours. Now I need to let the cut slabs saponify for 4 weeks!

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3 comments

  1. be careful around some essential oils - certain ones can trigger premature labour (i think this is why i went early - i tried to avoid them but working at the body shop made it kinda hard).

    cricket

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  2. Can you link me to a listing? A lot of sources say its only risky in your 1st trimester.

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  3. at the body shop we recommended against them all together, but i know not all of them are bad. here are a couple of sites:


    http://www.essentialoils.co.za/pregnancy
    http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/isitsafeto/essentialoilsexpert/
    http://www.earthyfamily.com/arom-caution.htm

    the last one lists some not to be used during pregnancy and ones not to be used in the first trimester.

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