...soap! My friend Pierre came over yesterday and taught me how to make soap. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, and I have overcome my terror of lye! You just need to treat it with respect.
We mad two pounds of soap, or 20 bars. The brownish ones are "five-fold orange" scent (i.e. very orangey) with vanilla specks for exfoliation.
The other ones are peppermint scented with calendula petals from Pierre's garden. I thought they looked really pretty!
I could have done a nice cutting job, but I was so excited about the soap that I didn't pay enough attention to what I was doing with the cutter. Oops!
I'm hooked and plan to order supplies and keep doing this. I love handmade soap. It's so cool that I can make my own.
Cuz I needed another hobby. Uh huh.