I am obsessed with handmade soap. I can and have lost quite a bit of time drooling over Instagram and watching videos about soap.
It didn’t take much for me to take the leap and attempt to make my own cold press soap. I used a combination of coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil and castor oil. This all came in a kit purchased from Brambleberry, Beginner’s Cold Process Soap Kit. I highly recommend it. The directions were clear, concise and the entire process was easier than expected.
Before I added the lye water.
Right before I wrapped a towel around my soap.
Then I waited. I waited 24 long, excruciating hours. Like a kid staring at the Christmas tree, just wanting so desperately to open their gift. When it came time to remove it from the mold, I was so excited, I forgot to take a picture. I didn’t forget once I cut the soap and place them on the rack for the next 6 weeks.
I admit, not the best colors. But sometimes, you have to use what you got. I placed an order a little while ago for some colors and scents. I can’t wait to get those. In the meantime, I’ll be working on some recipes.