I have been making soap for a few years now. I must say…it is addicting.
We do not buy any bar soap anymore, we just use what I make.
This is the latest batch of soap that I made. Lavender. Every time I walk into the laundry room where it is curing I get a wonderful whiff of this soap. It spells amazing.
I am pretty happy with just the natural color of the soap. I have made a few types of soap where the ingredients (like ground cinnamon) have altered the color and that has been fine. It just adds to the natural-ness of the soap I feel.
I did add some finely ground oatmeal and some dill weed to this lavender soap. I tend to like a little “something” in there too. The dill weed is just there for effect – no dill smell to it at all. The little tiny dill weeds floating around in there seems to give is a bit of depth.
Making a gardeners soap is next on my list. I love being in the garden, digging, planting, etc. I also wear gloves all of the time (well, most of the time). I found that I can keep my hands a whole lot cleaner if I just wear gloves. So gloves it is. There are still times I would like to have a soap that can do some scrubbing. So I will make one. I have made a coffee soap in the past and it was nice, but if I didn’t get the coffee ground ground real fine, they were a bit too abrasive, so I will use something else…. some of the loofahs that I grew. Yup, that was the plan all along. I will let you know how it turns out.
I was scared to make soap for many many years until I read about it over at Down–to–Earth. Rhonda Jean completely took the fear out of it for me. I rounded up the supplies and off I went – and never looked back.