Tea tree liquid soap 5 Sep 2016

18 09 2016

My sister asked for some liquid soap with tea tree oil… a long time ago. I’ve finally made some.

I’ve made liquid soap with only olive and coconut oil. I thought if I added some castor oil, that would make it easier to get the consistency I like. I was correct. I got it first try; none of the adding a few ounces of water at a time then finding I added just a bit too much and it went straight from the consistency of cranberry jelly to running like water. On the down side, it’s cloudy. Not only that, it separates. You can see it on the bottle in the front. Both test Ph neutral and suds just fine though. Caster oil soap just doesn’t like to hang out with olive oil soap. Options are to shake, or just don’t bother. I suppose next time, I’ll go without the caster oil and just struggle with the water amount.


Unscented 11 June 2016

23 07 2016

I’ve been making the soap in the garage. The kitchen has nice grouted tiles and I’m not inclined to risk them. The garage however is hot and being fully covered is important when making soap. I have made one batch though. Most of it is already claimed though.

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22 05 2016

A couple weekends ago, the plan was to make some coffee soap, but it was not to be. My scale died. Well, here is the new one. It’s very much like the old one but the new model has a 8kg limit instead of 7kg. It has a percentage feature which I imagine I’ll never use. Also, it’s silver instead of black. I’m pleased. I’ve made one batch on it so far, so it’s christened.

If you really like it, it’s $42. I got it here:


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Coffee Soap 21 May 2016

21 05 2016

It’s been a while for various reasons. The plan was to make two batches this weekend but it looks like this will be the only one. Next weekend is Memorial Day. I imagine I can use some of that extra time to make some more.2016-05-22 11.54.02.jpg

Peppermint 20 NOV 015

12 12 2015

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These could be Christmasy. The dragons turned out much better than the lavender ones did.

Lavender 20 NOV 2015

12 12 2015

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The dragons unfortunately turned out rather poorly. The owl and the new dragon however look good.

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