Thursday, February 23, 2012

blender soap making

Did you know you could make cold process soap
using a blender??
I was doing a little research online
for soap recipes
and came across an article for making soap in
your blender.
It makes a small batch,
which I thought good for a beginner like me,
and it was a bit simpler and much quicker
than how I've done it before.
I made the simple vegetable soap--but there are
many, many recipes on the Cole Brothers' site from which to choose.


Today I unmolded it {from a quart milk carton}
and sliced it up.
I used a teaspoon of rose essential oil
at trace,
but sadly it's hard to notice
any scent--maybe I needed to use more?

 
For now, the bars are spread out on a rack
to dry for a few weeks--I can't wait to give
it a try.

21 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks very interesting! Thanks for sharing the links and such. I really like how your soap looks after you slice it! Very nice!

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  2. Thanks Deb for sharing the link! I might just give soap making a go now. I was always a bit nervous with the method suggested by Rhonda because there was so much and I was worried I can't pour it out properly into the moulds without spilling. This may just be the ticket for me to give it a go - smaller batches mean easier to manage for me!

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  3. My rose soap has the lightest scent of all that I make. With a batch of 118 fluid oz, I add 4 oz total of rose & other "rosey" essential oils. That sounds like a nice recipe for folks wanting to make small batches. Nothing beats homemade soap!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your amounts on the essential oils...Deb

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  4. This may be a dumb question, but given the ingredients do you use a dedicated "craft blender" for projects such as this?

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    1. I have a blender we rarely use since getting a Vita-Mix, so I just use that. It's glass and once it's washed up I think it's quite safe to for kitchen use...Deb

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  5. A bar of this soap and a couple of your crocheted face 'pads' in a pretty ironstone dish will be so lovely in my guest bath. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Thank you for sharing! I cannot wait to try this out.

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  7. How pretty! I got curious about making laundry soap - and did find a small food processor just for that purpose. Those bars are so appealing - can't wait to hear your review!

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  8. I'm intrigued by this! Please keep us updated on how well you like the soap, once it has cured.

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  9. Wow! You're brave to use lye.. I have such a fear of lye after hearing how it can burn you. I'd love to make soap one day and this may be the best way to do it.

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  10. This is on my want to do list. Maybe I'll give this type a try.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. deb, i'm on the verge of trying down-to-earth's recipe; but for your recipe i don't have to go out and buy a thermometer:-) - i also like the idea of starting with a smaller batch... i might end up trying both. will let you know! congrats,your soap looks great.

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  12. oh i will definitely be trying this out! thanks so much for sharing your results, and this wonderful link :)

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  13. I was just wondering about the picture you posted of your ingredients. I really hope you're not using draino. You should use pure lye since draino will have chemicals in it that you don't want in your soap or on your skin.

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  14. Anonymous1:47 AM

    Hi Deb, I have been wondering if I should try soap making but the caustic soda process puts me off, thanks for showing the link I will give it a try sometime. Lovely photos, pity about the scent Claire

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  15. Thanks so much for the links! I have always wanted to try to make my own soap but the massive amounts always scared me off in case it didn't work. This might just be the ticket! The amounts are in weight, not fluid ounces....right?

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  16. Oh it looks so pretty!!! I am going to have to try this.

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  17. I am so trying this. Thanks for sharing. :) I also want to tell you that your blog makes me happy. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words!...Deb

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  18. Oooh!! making soap is next up on my list of "crazy" things I want to try making from scratch (finally crossed "make yogurt" off the list a couple of weekends ago). I think I'll give this a go.

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