Paul and Claire, with the help of Jason and me, yesterday made 90 blocks of soap - a 2 year's supply from 1/2 a day's work/fun. Pretty compelling! Happily they share the soap and occasionally bring it along to a swap... Look out Altona!
Its all in the fat apparently and we used quality - food grade olive oil and coconut oil. Boy, is making soap a precise 'Nana Art'! Aiming for 2093g of olive oil, when it reached 2094g we had to scoop out 1g.
It left me wondering how humans figured this out and how did they refine it? When we pay attention we are great observers...
PS Claire knows where to get not quite right essential oils. Ask her when you see/meet her.
Written by Kate Leslie