So my soap “officially” matured last Friday, and it has been tried and tested by yours truly.

I’m pleased to report it was a success (yippee), a lovely creamy texture, just a little lather and more importantly not a trace of caustic soda!!

So my next soap adventure will be adding scents and colours, like these:



And I’ll be telling you about the properties of different oils and fats used in soap-making – in fact, the choice of oils will influence different aspects of your  finished soap – for example, how hard it is, its lathering properties and its skin-softnening properties.

So watch this space.