I thought some of you might be wondering what the finishing process and the finished product looks like! Here’s a little run-through of my process from rough just-unmoulded soap to finished soap ready for labelling.
So here we are the next day, folks, just itching to get the soaps out of their moulds. Enjoy them with me!
Having walked through my soaping setup the other day, now it’s time to tackle the nitty gritty: the soapmaking itself, from lye to moulds.
Soap, soap, soap! It’s been so long since I last made some, and the soapmaking pressure was building so that I had a real head of steam going. Yesterday I finally had the combination of an assistant present, no child in the house, and a little allocation of spoons, so away we went!
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