Thursday, December 17, 2009

I made soap!.......well, sort of......

I finally got around to doing something I've always wanted to do---make soap. I already make our own laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and shampoo & conditioner, so I thought---what about soap? Making your own soap and detergents save A TON of money, and they work just as well if not better than the pricey store bought varieties.

But, this is just a "rebatch" made from plain 'ole regular Ivory soap. You melt it down, add scented oil and coloring and re-mold...very easy. And, it smells wonderful! I am gonna test these, then maybe make some for Christmas gifts. Next, I will tackle making soap from scratch, cooking it with the lye, curing it, etc....we'll see how it turns out!


  1. That is so cool! I can imagine the smell from here!

  2. My parents made some lye soap when I was young I can remember it cause it stunk so badly!