Making Soap

I love rose scented soap. I’ve always been a little old fashioned in that respect. I love the soft pinkness of it. I like the way this scent used to be the *IT* thing for Victorian ladies. I used to be able to reliably find some at every Ross or TJ Maxx in their toiletry section for $10 or $15 Not so anymore. I haven’t seen it for a few years now.

For my birthday I treated myself to finding some rose soap AND rose powder. Can you believe the only place I found some was to import it from London? So I did and I had to wait 20 days for it to arrive. I got and and of course loved it but why couldn’t I find some nearer to me? It must have gone very much out of style.
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A while back my mom saw me ogling some rose scent used in soap. She got it for me and I was using it as a perfume. I got some powder scent that I used the same way. I thought it was about time they were used the way they were intended.

The store has some simple soap kits I thought I would try first. I’d like to try making some from scratch with lye and oils but lye can be dangerous so I thought I’d keep it simple this time.

Measure out half
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The usual suspects line up. I use these in the hair oil I make. Also blue food coloring and powder scent in front.
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Messy but melted and poured. Now to wait 1 hour.
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YAY. Soaps!
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I’ve tried them out and I am glad I practiced first. I’m oily and it takes them a bit to get soapy on me, but the scent is satisfactory. Next time I will add a little more and see what that does. The bars not in use currently stay in my lingerie drawer to lend their scent there.

Now for the obligatory fancy ass picture.
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Next time I try the rose.

 

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