Spring Soaping

This weekend will be a fun one. I am planning to make the second batch of soap for the year. I have chosen a few different scents to match the spring season, and I'm excited to see how it will turn out. I will probably film the process and try my hand at editing again so we can put it up on the video site. Jen is learning how to use a device which might make it easier to make nice packaging for the soap we sell too. There is a chance we will be able to sell at a local store who is already selling some local soap so I want to make sure we have a nice presentation.

The soap we make here is made with a combination of animal and plant based fats. I usually use animal fat for at least 50% of the total weight in my recipes. Other than that I use a blend of several different oils plant based oils depending on what kind of soap I am trying to make. I wash my hair with the same soap I use on my body so I usually superfat my soaps a little bit to make it a little more moisturizing.

The soap I will be making this weekend is going to be a citrus and lavender blend that I think will be a real hit. I use essential oils in my soaps along with fragrance oils to enhance the benefits of using a natural soap even further. I have a few other oils on their way for other spring time soaps, but I haven't landed on any other blends so for now I am going to focus on this scent. I will probably have one more to put out there this spring, but I don't want to make too many different ones until I know what other people like.

I will update this page with pictures from our photos site after the soap is made, and we'll make sure to include a few of the final product including the packaging. I for one am excited to see how it goes. I really enjoy soap making, and it will be a lot of fun to share my soaps with my community and really anyone else who wants to buy it online.