Thursday, July 28, 2011

Soap for sale and weekend trip

This soapmaking thing is really quite addictive! I've recently come across a hot process method of soapmaking that I just love!  You don't have to wait the 4-6 weeks for it to cure before you can use it. It's actually ready as soon as it's made but most people let them sit out for a few days to let them harden up- they last longer this way.

The hot process method has a more rustic look than cold processed soap because you cook the soap completely before scooping it in the mold t o cool. At first I didn't like the look too much... but it's grown on me.  I like that it looks homemade!

We use them here in my house and love them. I've had some requests to sell them and my husband thought it would be a good idea.  They are all listed in my shop and ready to be shipped in the U.S. only (sorry international buddies!) I think he gave me the okay because he is getting tired of seeing dozens and dozens of soap bars curing on his kitchen counter. Oops!





 


These are all made with some yummy saponified oils: coconut oil, palm oil (sustainable), olive oil, soybean oil, castor oil and mango butter. Also includes are the fragrance oil and colorant.


Now, I'm off to pack! We are headed to my hometown of Miami, FL for my 10 year high school reunion this weekend.  Crazy how time flies.  I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant and I just hope my back and feet can take all the partying that's going to happen! They even planned a family picnic event on Sunday at a local park for all the families to bring their kids.  Complete with a bounce house, cotton candy machine and tons of food.  My son is going to have a blast!  I will take tons of pictures so I can show you when I get back. 

Have a great weekend... I know I will!


 
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