Bath and Body, Health, Personal experience

My First Homemade Soap Fail – Sort Of

Oatmeal honey soap
Trial photo of Oatmeal Honey soap

Trying to change our habits to a healthier lifestyle, I decided I wanted to start making our soap instead of buying it from the store. I purchased a book or two for soap making, and chose my first soap from the book, “Natural Soap Making”, by Elizabeth Letcavage.

I decided to start with a simple yet healthy soap, Oatmeal, Milk and Honey soap. I made it just as it said, using the cold process (CP) method. I did everything it said and let it cure for 4 weeks. They seemed a little bit smaller in size than they should have been because I didn’t catch that I bought a 3-pound mold, and the recipe called for a 5-pound mold. So when I poured it, I had a lot left over and had to hurry up and pour the rest in the first plastic container I could find.

The soap I cut from the mold looks fine, but the remaining soap is cut in funny, small shapes, that I doubt I could sell. Let’s just say I will not run out of soap for a long time! 🙂

Really, this wasn’t a total fail. Just two pounds of the five-pound recipe. I am working on designing packaging because I have decided to OPEN AN ETSY SHOP! I am so excited, but kind of scared. Not selling anything would be so disappointing.

I just have to remember the first thing is that I love making them. The second thing is that it is pure, organic, and healthier for me, my family, and whoever else decides to buy them. I will just continue researching, learning, and enjoying every minute of it!

Oh, P.S.  If you are interested in purchasing one of my Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soaps, just let me know through my Contact page, and we will set up a way for you to buy one, even before they are listed to the public!

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