The cheats (and chickens) way.
I've wanted to make my own soap for the longest time but my fear of using lye and not having any uninterrupted child-free time has stopped me....until, that is, I found this recipe. It is far from my ideal and I feel uncomfortable with the lux as I don't like artificial "perfume" but I had to try it out and satisfy my need to give it a go.
We made this batch over a week ago and I have to say it has cured better than I expected. The soapy smell has settled significantly and it is really quite lovely to use. I do think however it needs a longer curing time as it still feels a little soft.
This lot is bergamot, oat and nasturtium.
When I brave the "real" homemade natural stuff my recipe of choice will be this one....it comes with an excellent, excellent tutorial, but I also have my eye on this recipe as well. In the meantime we will all enjoy being that much extra clean.