Finally, I have started learning how to make cold pressed soap.
Learning to Make Cold Pressed Soap
I made my first batch under direct supervision at a workshop at Soap and More a couple of months ago. A good friend of mine came to the workshop with me, so it was extra special!
Compared to making liquid soap from scratch, this was a way more relaxed process. We heated the oils, mixed the lye, put the two together and poured the soap. It was that easy! Well, that’s how I remember it anyway…I’ve probably omitted a few key details that I will soon have to relearn.
We each took a batch of soap home under strict instructions to let it sit for at least 6 weeks to allow for full saponification. I did that, and then subsequently forgot about it, so by the time I came back to it, a couple of months had passed.
Using my very own cold pressed soap!
I’ve just started using it and I really like it! It has a decent lather and the smell of pomegranate that I put into it is just strong enough to give the soap a light and fresh scent. So, now I have no excuse. It’s time to try my hand on some more cold press soap without help. I can’t wait!