A few weeks ago, a friend and I went off for an afternoon of soapmaking, as my birthday gift to her. Neither of us had any previous experience so we both measured and mixed with great care and not a little trepidation. The workshop was held here at The Workshop, a lovely space to work in.
At the end of the three hours , we carefully carried home our well wrapped and insulated moulds full of soap. It has a few weeks left, before it is cured enough to use but I couldn't resist wrapping one bar up to send off as a gift. ( With a note of course to advise letting it rest for a week or two before using it.)
It smells like Christmas and I am told that once I use it, I will never want to look at a bar of commercial soap again.