Saturday, 22 January 2011

First Batch

Afternoon all...

Well I have finally done it! I've made a batch of soap using my own recipe that I created!

So far I have been using a recipe that I was given on a workshop I attended. I thought it was a good idea to use a tried and tested one for family as Christmas pressies!  I have been using the soap with that recipe for a while now, and thinking about what I like about it and what I would like to have different in the soaps I make in the future...

I loved the lather and the fact it wasn't really soft so didn't dissolve away after a few uses and also the fact it was very natural.  I did however want it to be a bit more creamy and moisturing. I have spent a fair bit of time on soap calculators working out what would work best for me and finally settled on the ingredients and quantities of each. 

On Weds I finally made my soap (using a hand blender than the usual hour whisking by hand) and it turned and went in to the moulds very quickly! I split it in to two leaving half plain and putting oats, honey & lemongrass essiential oil in to the other half!

It has now been unmoulded! The honey bar has gone a amber type colour from the honey that I used and I am pretty pleased with how they have come out looking! Now I just have to be patient (something I'm not very good at) and wait 6 weeks to try them out! Fingers crossed!

Below are some piccies!

Hope you all have good weekends!


Saturday, 1 January 2011


I have finally done it - I must be mad!  

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Happy New Year

Blimey! Are we really now in 2011 - where does the time go!

Hopefully 2011 will be a productive and exciting year for us all.  I have two New Years resolutions (I haven't done any for the last few years as usually I'm pretty rubbish at sticking to them!) This year I am determined to get In a Lather off the ground, and be better at sending cards and remembering events like birthdays and anniversaries!

To start off I am trying to clearout my card shop on Folksy as I don't really want two running... so have a Jan sale -

I hope you all have an amazing 2011 and the year brings you lots of happiness and exciting things!