So I took a drive today out to my friend Patty's house so she could show me how to make soap.
I've admired and used her awesome soap for quite a while,
so when she said she'd show me...
I knew I had to find a time to do it.
That day was today...
As I found out later what we made today was cold process soap. It used lye but wasn't cooked on the stove as I thought it would be.
She explained that this soap has a "curing time" of about a month which if I'm understanding correctly, hot process soap is ready pretty much
This photo is showing the mixing process after
the lye dissolved in water has been added to the oils.
She is using a deep pot and a stick blender.
I was really shocked how quickly the saponification
This was actually the second batch we made but I had forgotten that I had my little pocket camera with me. I was too busy learning.
For this batch, Patty wanted to try out some new pigments she had purchased. We decided on ultramarine blue and titanium white going for a marbled effect. The scent we used was called "rise and shine". It smelled divine!!
Her hubby stepped in to lend an extra hand while filling the mold.
Now I have to wait for a month until I see the finished product!! AHH!! I'm not known for my patience. If it didn't take the better part of an hour to drive to her house, I'd be there on Tuesday when she un-molds it. I'm pretty sure she cuts it at that time as well. Yet another question I'll have to ask.