Sensuous Self-Made Soap »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Casual
oils, lye, beer, honey,fragrance, calendula petals
What was your inspiration?
A local microbrew beer
What are you most proud of?
It is turning out really well! I thought to make a double batch, but because it reaches trace and thickens so quickly, I did it in two batches. I also tweaked my recipe a little in hopes of a firmer soap in the end.
The first batch is my recipe and fragrance added. The second batch I wanted to aim specifically toward women, so added Calendula petals at trace along with a citrusy-floral fragrance. Then added more petals on top. Quite nice, I think.
UPDATE: at 24 hours this is gorgeous soap, appearance and scent. I love it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Once you really understand the whole process, experiment...carefully!