Cold process soap: an introduction

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I’m on a soap-making roll! These cuties were made using a combination of wheat germ and almond oil, and enriched with rosemary and mint essential oils for a fresh, invigorating smell. They are supposed to be very gentle on the skin, and I can’t wait to try them.

For a detailed introduction to making cold process soap, read my Mother Earth News post:

“Many people approach soap-making as a creative venture or micro business of its own, and stock up on supplies specifically for this purpose. For me, it was more about using up old oils that were not much good for anything else, whether it’s non-food-grade olive oil we had tried to use for lighting but couldn’t because it smoked, coconut oil that had gotten an off taste from sitting on the shelf too long, or almond massage oil left over from my first pregnancy a decade ago. I love the satisfaction of putting something to good use rather than throwing it away!”

 

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