At the beginning of the the week i decided i was going to try my hand at Cold Process Soaping. If you follow me on Face Book you will have seen that i have made soap before but the Cold Process is a totally different method and one I'd been a bit scared of to be honest.
So i have spent quite a few hrs researching different recipes and ingredients and i decided to go with a recipe from a brilliant book i have recently purchased called A Green Guide to Natural Beauty by Karen Gilbert.
To say I'm really pleased with the results is a bit of an understatement, in fact I'm amazed at how well it came out.
I used a combination of Sweet Orange Oil & May Chang Essential Oils and it smells deliciously fresh and citrusy.
In the mould
I read that Cold Process can really fade colours so i made sure i used a strong Orange and when it was first in the mould i really wasn't sure.
After making it you need to wait until it firms up enough to cut it so i waited over night
I also had a little left over soap so i made a mini loaf which i can give to friends and family.
Before i started making my own products i had no idea there were different types of soaps. This one contains Coconut Oil, Sunflower oil and olive oil but you can use all types of butters and oils to vary the end results.
The only downside of making CP soap is the fact you have to wait about 6 weeks before using it which for an impatient person like me is hell.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend. PS these are not for sale they are all for meeeeee and a few family members xx