I have been buying handmade soap for a few years now and I love it...but at around $5 per bar it was getting a bit too expensive. I read quite a bit about making soap online and this book had great reviews so I ordered it and some essential oils online and gathered up a giant keg of olive oil from Costco, some coconut oil from my local grocery store and some lye from the hardware store and got started. I already had a digital scale that I use in the pottery studio for mixing glazes.
|My kitchen sort of looked like a meth lab (can you tell I've been hooked on Breaking Bad?).|
|The soap recipe I used makes a small batch...a one liter milk carton makes a great mold. After the soap set up for 24 hours I tore away the carton and sliced the soap into 9 bars per carton.|