The Soap Cabin

Soap Making

Latest Purchase

Just ordered a new retro hand mixer by Breville to blend my body butters! My old one started to smell strange, like something was burning…

Breville

Dried Lavender 

You may recall that we visited Hitchin Lavender Farm a few Saturdays ago and filled a couple of paper bags with the stuff. Well, the Lavender has had time to dry out, so today I pulled the dried flowers off the stems and collected them in a tall Kilner jar to use later. It smells soooooo good!

It will be great if we are able to use Lavender grown right here in Hertfordshire in our soap on a regular basis…

Lots to do

I’ve got lots of soap to make this weekend, so I’d better get started! 

The Finished Product

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Here are the finished cold process soaps that we made at the workshop a month ago! They cut really easily and smell amaaaazing!

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Can’t wait to start making them for The Soap Cabin! I’m aiming for next year, but we need to keep practicing, sort out our recipes and get new safety assessments.

Chemistry Lesson Part II

CP Soaps

After Friday’s Cold Process soap making class, we had to leave the soaps insulated in their moulds, wrapped in old towels. Next step was to remove them from the towels, unmould them and then leave them to cure for 4-6 weeks. I’ve put them on the shelf in the airing cupboard as this happens to be in my office 🙂

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