Thursday, October 27, 2011

Latest Batch of Soap

Here is my latest batch, which I have tried to dye purple, to varied effect, as the photo shows.

Recipe:
125g Caustic Soda , dissolved in 335ml water
270g Coconut Oil
70g Olive Oil
570g Lard, saved from our cooking
25ml fragrance (in this case, Lavender)

I processed it last night and cut it today, and although it looks pretty now, I know that by the time it has "cured" (in about 6 weeks) it will have faded off considerably.  Goodness knows what it will look like once it is ready.  Already the fragrance is fading..ggrr