All over the papers and television we are all being encouraged to ditch plastic to help our wonderful planet. What better way to do this than to make your own soap! Making soap is fun, therapeutic and very, very satisfying. You do not have to buy expensive equipment most of it can be found in your kitchen cupboards, even the moulds you can make yourself very easily. The ingredients are easily sourced on the internet and even in supermarkets and they do not cost huge amounts.
Gorgeous to look at and gorgeous to use. A lovely customer who came on a Soapmaking Workshop had a wish to make soap using Himalayan pink salt but the 'science' side of working out the oils/butters and lye scared her. I had never used salt in my cold pressed soap, so ever up for a challenge I said I would work out the amounts using the ingredients she loved, make it, try it and hand the recipe over to her. As the salt would alter the lather I decided to superfat by 5%. Fo