We used the Nerdy Farm Wife's Winter Rose Soap which can be found here...
The story and how to ...
Our lovely ingredients to start with (for full list, click here)
I am not going to copy out the recipe, just use this as a visual prompt for the process as we made it! See links above for the step by step guide.
Here goes, not forgetting to introduce my partners in crime, Miriam and Jake!!
It all started very intently with some serious goggles and studious following of recipe!
Adding the Lye..
So this looks a bit bonkers, but Lye is very corrosive caustic soda and requires serious attention and some protective eyewear (and face wear - we got a little paranoid!!)
Stirring in the colouring and dried rose petals below..
Spooning the mixture into the moulds (kindly made by Jake's fair hands..)
The final set batches..
2. Next, wrapped with brown paper
3. Finally covered with strips of patterned paper I have designed and printed out. For more details of my designs and to get in touch, please visit my website www.claretherese.com