Friday, December 18, 2009

We Made Soap!






Thank you TJ for being our photographer and extra set of hands!

In September, Andrea and I took the plunge and set out to make natural milk soap- the old fashioned way. We spent about an hour at the grocery store smelling oils, trying to pick the perfect scent (we went with clove) And then we went on a wild goose chase running all over trying to figure out where to buy lye (it's a meth product so the stores have stopped carrying it) we finally found it (at a soapmaking store- where else?) We got a few pointers from the expert soap lady and headed home to try it ourselves. We were a little nervous- but it worked! It turns out making the soap itself is pretty quick, it's just finding sources for all the ingredients that takes the most work. Now that we know where to go, it will be a piece of cake next time. I think we're addicted now, we're excited to experiment a little more next time. It was so much fun!

4 comments:

Jenny said...

I like the vintage Book Rat T-shirt, I didn't think anyone still had theirs. Looks like you had fun making soap.

{eleise} said...

Fun isn't it?! =)

Andrea said...

Can't wait until next time! I'm so glad I was able to do that with you! And thanks again for getting them cut and ready for Christmas. They look so cute!

bethany said...

It looks like you two had sooo much fun! :) Your photos of the soap turned out fantastic!