on Saturday we made (or rather she did with help from me) candles & soap. on a previous visit long time ago (far, far, away) DD1 brought up some melted wax, which i added to my ever growing pile, there was almost a full tin. so on Easter Saturday we got out the pot & started the wax. i collected all the votive containers & a couple of jars with lids too, took close to an hour to melt all the wax & put it into the containers.
|they sunk like souffle` once they started drying|
then we got down to the soap making, she got out the scales, weighed everything up & i set to stirring the lye, while she got the oils combined then we stirred the lye into the oils, we made Rhonda's soap recipe out of her first book Down To Earth. DD1 brought up the lye & calendula oil, i had all the other oils, made plain soap for me & she made the calendula soap for herself, mine had gone off but we swapped a couple of bars. the mixtures hardened really fast, took hers out within a few hours, mine was in a loaf tin so took longer, did it before going to bed the same night, just as well too, it was so hard it was difficult to cut.
|lovely creamy soap that turned out!|
i really enjoyed making the items with eldest daughter, it was quite satisfying when everything turned out too, compared to my last 2 attempts to make soap this felt really good.
i hope we do it again soon.
i gave her one of my old plant stands to take home & her hubby is in the process of doing it up, can't wait to see it finished & in use once again.
this post was a little late as Easter was last week but i hope everyone had a lovely Easter break
thanx for visiting