I have promised that I will write about my first experience with soap making and share with you the recipe.
So, even after trying more then 8 different soap recipes, my favourite still remains the first one.
Here’s what you will need for the cucumber and lemon soap:
250g olive oil
250g macadamia nut oil
250g coconut oil
250g shea butter
I love colors, so I always try to obtain a hue as intense as possible in my soaps. Take note that I’m not going to use any ingredients that are artificially produced. So I only look what nature has to offer.
Most of the oils will give you a final color that ranges from milk white to beige to light braun, maybe some shades of green. Here are other oils or ingredients that you can add to the recipe to influence the color. Read more
Here’s some stuff that I’ve learned during my soap making adventures that you might find useful. Read more
As I have mentioned before, I’ve started reading, studying and experimenting with soap making because I care about what I’m using for my child’s hygiene and because I know that dirty will be the daily norm once he starts walking and exploring.
For a child’s first years, I believe it is important for his sensitive skin that I use simple, basic products when it comes it comes to hygiene. I’ve shared below one of the easiest soap recipes that I’ve used so far. Read more
Lately I’m checking all the products that I use in my daily care. Maybe because I also know that the skin absorbs almost 40% of the substances that gets in contact with it or because in the future I will have to know what is best for the sensitive skin of the small one that is to come. Most probably I will soon write down some posts about the recipes that I’ve already tried for my body oils and natural masks to clean my skin, but until then I will try to track the steps I make to produce my own soap.