Sunday, 30 August 2009

My First Soap


It's not a perfect picture (taken with my cell phone), but this is the result of my first attempt at making soap..... creamy, white bars of soap made almost entirely from olive oil.

I'm so impressed with myself that I'm giggling like a little girl.

Because I needed to don rubber gloves, and because my cell phone is still very new and cool and I did not want it to get wrecked by any traces of caustic substances, I didn't take any pictures after this.

But...... These two blocks have now been sliced into 19 bars of soap, and have been packed away in a dark place. I will have to wait 4 weeks before I can use them.... or give them to friends. They will need this time to finish their chemical reactions and have a soft enough ph-balance to use.

I'm looking forward to it....

6 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I'm deeply impressed! I love bar soap, especially those made of olive oil! This looks good enough to eat!

gr8jewellery said...

Congrats! hmmm olive oil soap, bet it deliciously yummy for the skin :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

WOW! congrats too the new successful experiment!

LeelaBijou said...

Congrats on your success! :)

Jane_Bo said...

Looks natural and delecious!

ArtMind said...

I love handmade soap! Good on you! :)
I want to learn too now! :)