I linked up today at the Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday. What a great platform to celebrate Getting things done! Stop on over to see the mass of accomplished projects. I guarantee you will be inspired!
I Do make soap the old-fashioned way with lye, lard, eye goggles and a ventilated room. So I feel like I cheated today. I unearthed some Aloe Vera melt and pour soap base that I bought over a year ago. I finally took time to use it! I get many of my supplies for candle and soap making at Peak Candle in Denver. They have amazing customer service, good prices and throw in a free random sample of fragrance oil with each online order. Last time my sample was Cranberry Orange.
I sprinkled cinnamon and dried apple dices into the bottom of the mold while waiting for the base to completely liquify.
When melted, I added about a teaspoon of Apple Cider scented oil, and slowly poured it into the mold.
You can get all kinds of molds. I have Victorian Hearts,muffin and cinnamon buns, Christmas mittens and trees , turkeys and pumpkins…
After about 30 or so minutes, the mold releases the entire loaf onto my cutting board
Yes, this was too easy. The “real” soap makers are the true masters.I fully appreciate the time, and skills involved. But, you sure can’t have children or pets around when your soap ingredients can peel your skin off, blind you or knock you out from toxic vapors.
This can be made almost entirely by children and the bars make a luscious, skin softening gift.