I wanted to share what a great Saturday I had last week when I (kinda sorta) taught my first ever ‘class’ on soap making. And I use the term ‘class’ loosely here, but it was educational! Three lovely women (who shall be called L, M & Z) came over to my house and watched me make a 4lb. batch from start to finish. L arrived with coffee cake still warm from the oven and M gave me a half dozen eggs from her chickens. How wonderful is that?
|m's eggs in all their glory|
“I wanted to let you know how much fun both Z and I had learning to
make soap. It was very generous of you to show us. I guess you
could've kept it a secret if you wanted to! That day was probably one
of the best days I have ever had, as the day continued to be full of
sweet surprises. I am trying your soaps and of course love
them. I'm using the lemongrass eucalyptus and my husband is
using the beer soap. I love walking into my bathroom and can smell the
|unscented soap cut into bars|
|soap samples from left: triple lemon, lemongrass eucalyptus, mint spruce and rosemary beer|
These are some of the books I recommended to the ladies:
1) This book isn’t about soap per se, but it got me started making my own products back in the day. It has a ton of recipes for creams, salves, lotions, lip balms, etc. It’s helpful when you are first starting to blend essential oils.
2) I also recommended this book and this book on soap making. I use them for reference frequently, especially when I want to learn more about different properties of vegetable oils and/or natural colorants.