Thursday, January 20, 2011

my creative space ... soap

Hooray for creative spaces ... especially during holidays when anything is possible. I'm making soap ...


My first two batches are currently setting in their moulds (which are actually drawer organisers). I made a lavender, geranium and orange scented bar (the top one), and an orange (essence and zest) and cinnamon bar. They smell divine. I get to take them out of their moulds later today, then they have to cure for 6 weeks before I can chop them up and use them.


I used this information/process to make my soap after seeing it on TV a while ago - it was very easy and very satisfying.

Lots more cleverness can be found at Kootoyoo, the happy home of creative spaces every Thursday!

Don't forget you can still enter my QLD Flood Appeal Giveaway to win a fat quarter of each of my fabrics - 9 in total - go here to enter.

P.S. Yes - palm oil free soap!

16 comments:

Maxabella said...

I'd be ever so pleased with myself if I managed to make my own soap. Enjoy! x

Wendy said...

When I grow up, I'm going to make soap. Right now, I'm happy when i can persuade the boys to use soap.

Yours looks lovely!

Kylie said...

Oh wow, I wanna do it too! I saw this particular soap making show on the lifestyle channel the last time I was at my mums...hmmm so many things to inspire yet so little time.

Ky said...

Very nice:)

74 Lime Lane said...

wow, there's some patience involved! bet it will be lovely though Nic

june at noon said...

Now that's something I've never tried. I love the look of homemade soaps. Mmmm!

Amanda said...

You are very clever.

Amy said...

nice one!
that is on "the list" to do one day...
Do you reckon it's easy?

xx Amy

Naturally Carol said...

It looks like a lovely creamy recipe...like the idea of drawer thingos to get the shape!

Posie Patchwork said...

Totally cool Nic, love that any container will do approach. Love Posie

Chantal said...

Orange and cinnamon sounds divine. I like the idea of using the drawer organisers as moulds too. I had no idea hand made soap takes 6 weeks to cure!

Mookah said...

How am I supposed to find time for 'soap making'? It sounds lovely, but I'm not sure how it will ever make it to the top of my priority list. Says I. sitting on the couch with a glass of wine....

teddybearswednesday said...

What a wonderful thing to make, and i bet it'll be the best soap you've ever had.xo

Jenny said...

Nice! Palm oil freee?

Tweed Delights said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to have a go at making soap! These look great in their moulds - off to follow your link, you never know I might . . . :)

Karen Chaplin said...

Oh these look divine I can't wait to have a go at making the soap - I saw the program too I love Kristie Allsopp
Where do you get the trays from?
Love it