Wednesday, May 28, 2014

“I wonder how much it would take to buy a soap bubble, if there were only one in the world.” ~ Mark Twain


It's that time of year again - soaping time! I do my soaping for the year in a marathon session of about one week. It's a lot of fun, but make no mistake - it's a lot of work. I just completed 12 of the 24 batches that I am making this year. 

I got caught off guard a bit last year and needed more soap than I thought I would. It's fair to say that in this household, we've been down to the "ugly bars" for quite some time now. So - four extra batches this year - I'm thinking that this should cover it!

I use six different oils in my soap.
Lye water is added, and in this case, color.


I have taken to doing a double batch of my personal favorites (peony in this case) so that I know that I always have enough of the ones that I love best for myself!

Last year I got started quite a bit later than I usually do (I can't remember the reason). As a result, I felt a bit rushed and did not do much with colors and swirling. I am trying to make up for it this year.

I don't sell my soap, but give it as gifts throughout the year. Personally, I always appreciate a gift that someone has made themselves. I hope that my recipients feel the same!

6 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! I love your "soap series", it always makes me want to try it, too! Especially since it is such a great present for friends!

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  2. This friend definitely appreciates every single fragrant sud from your soap! Nice swirls, and it's good to know that you don't get the short end of the stick after all that work. ;)

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    1. I just completed my marathon and I'm pooped, but my house smells great! Thanks!

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  3. Making soap is hard work. That is a lot of soap for just one week, wow. Clarice

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    1. Thanks Clarice! Yes indeed, it is hard work, but I find it easier to have all of my equipment and supplies out and about at one time and then put it all away. It's worth it!

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