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Here's some more of the soaps I have made, I am so pleased with them I don't think I will be buying soap anymore, instead I will be making my own, knowing what it is in it and adding essential oils to get the scent that I like.  From the back, goats milk and oatmeal, calendula, Honey with organic cocoa stripe and organic cocoa swirls.

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Comment by Robert Tolmaci on August 28, 2012 at 12:56

Hello All, Looking to get a good book as a gift for my daughter on making soap.

Any recommendations?

Comment by Donna on February 12, 2011 at 18:59
Larissa, I had planned initially (before looking into it AT ALL) to do it with David but it can be actually quite dangerous as far as fumes go and you use chemicals that get very hot so not really suitable for kids activities.
Comment by Shirley on February 12, 2011 at 10:19
Thanks Trinette, Yes I love making them, but as you say there is very little if any profit to be made, just nice to make, use and give to people as a gift, I had a lady that I know bought four from me to give as a birthday present to her friend.  Thanks again for sharing your expertise on that day. :)
Comment by Trinette on February 12, 2011 at 9:43
WOW - Shirley they look amazing! I haven't made any since October, I made a little package of handmade soap as table gifts at my weding.  I am inspired by your pics and might even give it a go this afternoon, I still have 1/2 bucket of that coconut oil to get through!  I started to look at costings to sell product but as most of the ingredients are qute expensive (I bought a bottle of sandalwood essential oil for my wedding soap that cost $100 for about 12mL), it seems to mee it would be hard to sell for much profit to make it worthwhile. Anyway, great work!
Comment by Florence on January 17, 2011 at 19:48
Wow Shirley ~ That's a amazing!!! I haven't attempted to make any more since the session with Trinnette ~ I don't even know if I can make another batch of the simpler ones without assistance ^^
Comment by Shirley on January 17, 2011 at 13:44

Hi Elsie May,

Once you get the hang of it, take the appropriate safety precautions it isn't difficult and very exciting to unmold the finished product.

Comment by Shirley on January 17, 2011 at 10:50
Hadn't really thought about selling it Elaine, I have just been making it for myself, family and have given some away to friends at this stage.  I am sure if you wanted some we could work something out, I could post you some as I think you are on the Northside and I am way over the Southside.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 17, 2011 at 8:21
Are you going to sell any of this amazing soap? Would love some real home-made soap!
Comment by Scarlett on January 16, 2011 at 21:37

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