Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Guess What? I Made Some Soap!

Yes, my friends, I made soap. I finally got some lye and made a few batches. I also made a glycerin-based soap I've been dying to try for ages. I'll break these up over several posts.

First up is Stone Washed Denim-that's a working title. I'm going to give this a "real name" eventually. This is a purely olive oil soap otherwise known as Castille Soap. There are no other oils in this soap-no coconut oil, no palm oil, NADA. Of course, this soap was very soft when I unmolded it, even after I let it set for 48 hours before I sliced it. The goal was to make this soap look like "stone-washed denim," but I had a little snafu. The olive oil I used was extra virgin (got a 32 oz bottle on sale at Safeway for $8.99-score!) so it was greenish-yellow. My intent was to make this soap light blue. I forgot that blue+yellow=green, so this soap is bluish-green. The little sprinkles on top are supposed to represent the frays of the denim-you know, like we used to do back in the 80's when we cut the knees out and the holes frayed. You get the picture.

This soap smells of freshly-washed clothes drying in the sun. It just screams "CLEAN!" This is the perfect summer or warm weather soap. I plan to use this one after doing one of my Leslie Sansone workouts!


Laquita said...

Very nice :o)

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

looks great to me!

I can't tell you the amount of times I go to make blue soap and I forget until I add the color that pretty much all blues = green due to the oils. Nice to know I am not the only one :P

what soap scent are you going to make next?

BrigaBauble said...

mmmm. Clean. I like that smell. No sarcasm intended. :)