31 May 2010
29 May 2010
28 May 2010
I made these felt tin covers last night - just need another tin for the green one!
25 May 2010
20 May 2010
11 May 2010
Once set, (again wearing rubber gloves) remove the soap from the mould. I have turned it out onto cardboard to protect any surfaces.
30 oz (849g) olive oil, 2 oz beeswax, 10oz (283g) distilled or spring water, 4 oz (113g) sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), 1 tbsp (15g) powdered kelp, 2 tsp (10g) cedarwood essential oil, 1tsp (5g) diluted chromium oxide (green) (I left this out of my soap).
Coconut Cream Soap
24 oz (680g) coconut oil, 8 oz (227g) cocoa butter, 16 oz (454g) distilled or spring water, 5 3/4 oz (163g) sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), 2 tsp essential oils of your choice
Equipment should be stainless steel or perfect condition enamel. Glass thermometers are great. Spatulas, plastic jugs and plastic pots for pouring your soap into. Digital scales are preferable as the measurements need to be exact. Rubber gloves, protective glasses, apron to protect yourself with.
07 May 2010
06 May 2010
.....added this trim to a hand towel for the new bathroom.
This is one of the bottles blackcurrant, elderberry and rhubarb cordial I made. I also added some star anise and cinnamon to the pan while it was warming. It's lovely with warm water added to it.
05 May 2010
My Baldwins order also arrived this morning too - oh I'm going to be busy. Alot of these bits are to be made into christmas pressies later in the year, some are replacements for ingredients used and some are new things to try.