September 13, 2010

As Promised, SOAP!


It took me a little longer to get this posted than I had planned. My first batch of soap came out as soap but I didn't like it at all. I didn't like the color or the smell. My second batch I am much happier with. It's Peppermint Milk Soap. It smells wonderful, lathers well and makes my skin all soft and smooth!

I wish the color was a little lighter but it's about as light as I can get it with the hot process of soap making. I think I'll try cold process at least once to see which method I prefer.

The recipe I used made this much. I had 8 bar molds and did the rustic looking ones in a cardboard mold.
I'm just excited to be able to say "I made soap!!"

My sister and I will be leaving for a little get together/reunion in Oklahoma with friends on Wednesday and will be back Sunday. I'll post more about soapmaking after I get back and have time to really get into trying different scents/blends/techniques, etc.

This trip has all my emotions going crazy. I haven't seen these ladies since last year when they came here for our annual reunion (which was the 5th reunion but the 1st that I had attended) and I am so excited to be able to attend again BUT I've never left my boys for more than overnight. I have no worries about my husband taking care of them but I'm going to miss them so much!!! We have the web cams set up so I can tell them goodnight each night. Then, of course, I'll have a good cry and then spend the next day enjoying myself with the best of friends and I'll be home before I know it making more soap!


Anonymous said...

Good job!

I went to our local craft fair this past Saturday, looking for the "soap lady" and did not find her there this year...darn, I was in the mood to buy some too! ;-D

Julie Harward said...

I love your soap and the soapy mama you are! lol Have a great time and I look forward to more soap ;D

Patrice said...

They're so pretty. Good job! They almost look edible. We used to have a farm hand who would walk through th e kitchen and pinch a cookie or something. That might have been funny if something like your soap was laying around!
You post such pretty pictures.
Have a good week!

Lisa said...

Great going! I actually made soap for the first time today! I'm so excited! You should post your peppermint soap recipe. Or email it to me.


Anonymous said...

I so want to try making goat milk soap, but it makes me nervous (I don't like failing). I might get brave and try it over the winter. Yours looks wonderful!


Steph said...

I'd love to make soap, guess I need to get a goat! lol

Kent Island Red said...

Can't wait to hear how it's done. It's on my list of MANY things I want to learn to do.

Country Whispers said...

I love the sound of peppermint soap. Sounds very refreshing!
Hope you have a great trip. I can identify with the thought of leaving the kids. It's not something we do often so when and if we do it just doesn't feel right. But, they will be fine and all mothers deserve some "ME" time so enjoy!

Patrice said...

Hop on over to my blog to pick up an award I have for you.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Lisa, how did it go?? Let us know!

Thank you for the blog award Patrice. I'll get this done when I get back from OKC!

Jennifer said...

Nice Soap... have fun at your reunion.

Wendy said...

Great job on your first soap making - goats milk soap always smells a little odd at first, a little like ammonia.. this subsides as the soap cures. I love making goats milk soap and it is wonderful to use.


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