I have hinted for soap making supplies for Christmas. I have so many things going right now, the soap making will have to wait until after the holidays. I really want to make some pretty soaps though. I want to start with the melt and pour.
I make both melt and pour soaps and the from scratch lye soaps. My grandma taught me how to make soap, I have a lot of fun doing them. I am hoping to try selling them at some craft fairs next year to make some extra money.
i haven't done the lye soap yet. i'm waiting for dd to start school so i don't have any distractions and so i have time to find non reactive pots. i have done a lot of melt and pour soap. i usually send some to my sister in with her birthday present each year, but i didn't have any new soap made up this year.
I tried the lye soap this year for the first time, it was not to hard actually if I can do it just about anybody can LOL.
At some point in time I heard a story about the origins of soap.... this is kinda gross, but it had to do with the Roman culture, and when they did animal sacrifices, the fat from the animals ran down and mixed with the ashes and created soap. Don't remember where I heard it or if it is true, but It would make sense LOL!!
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