Friday, May 4, 2012

Small Luxury #1

I have always wanted to make soap.  With a 50% coupon I bought a small soap making kit at AC Moore for $9.00.  Tonight I made my first batch of Apricot Vanilla Exfoliating bars.  Such fun, it was a melt and pour soap base but a good intro to the process.  Aren't they beautiful?  Tomorrow I am going to go in search of lye for my first cold process soap.  A small luxury  but oh so worth it!  Off to lather up!

7 comments:

Allie said...

What is in them that makes them exfoliating? Was that part of the kit?

M. J. Joachim said...

Done...done...done...done...and you even found time to make soap! All I can say is...Well done!

Knit On Regardless said...

Allison, the kit included everything including ground apricot pit to make it exfoliating. Today I bought the lye and will make some real soap tomorrow.

Knit On Regardless said...

M.J. The soap was fun and a lot faster than knitting! Thanks.

Bindu said...

Do you need a well ventilated area to make the cold press soap? Hope, you have more pictures of you playing with the soap making.
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Susan said...

That sounds like fun! Have you used it yet? Does the scent stay on your skin? I love pretty smelling soap, but if the scent stays on my skin too long I end up sneezing all day.

Knit On Regardless said...

Bindu, I am trying the cold process soap tomorrow so I will let you know how it goes. I plan on mixing he lye outside.

Susan, the soap was nice to use, the scent wasn't very long lasting though. I don't think I used enough oil.