I desire an even more simple and pure devotion to Jesus Christ. With God's help, I will not be lead astray.
I've made a couple of batches of soap each morning the past two days. I bought a bulk base this time and am re-batching it, adding the delicious-smelling essential oils I prefer. http://www.brambleberry.com/ has some luscious bases; mine has goat's milk in it. It has none of the harmful additives store-bought soaps have these days, and it is full of the skin-soothing glycerin that is taken out of commercial soaps to be sold for use in lotions.
heat it in the microwave--just like you melt chocolate, let it cool a little and add the EO of choice.
Then I pour it into the molds (mine are down-spouts cut to desired lengths. My hubby, the king of creative-bungee-cord-uses, set me up a way to clamp the molds down so they won't leak at the bottom. I also add the sticky kind of plastic wrap secured by rubber bands.
The soap hardens enough to remove it in 12 to 24 hours, and at that point I cut it, wrap it in plastic wrap, and let it cure for a couple of weeks--ideally. Sometimes, I can't wait, and so I use it after a couple of DAYS! It gets harder if you let it cure longer, which makes it last longer. I think it ends up with a little lower pH as well, so it's easier on your skin if you wait. I read that somewhere, but haven't actually tested the pH myself.
Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday, my dear readers!