Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saponification Sunday.. Binge Soaping
Even without a web store I have been inundated with Christmas Soap orders. This week alone I've had four, count them FOUR orders for soap. I know...pretty impressive. Just imagine what I could do if I had a real on line store. I could have maybe five or even six orders.
Which is why I am still piddling around with a few bars here and a few bars there. Seriously though a couple orders were none too shabby. One for 15 bars and another for 25. Plus those pesky store customers think that just because I put a bar of soap in the farm store with a price tag on it that gives them the right to leave me moola and take the soap with them. The noive.
So each night for the past couple weeks I've been making more soap. Some night just a few bars and other nights a whooping 4 pounds worth. (yeah, I hear you pros out there with your master batching and your 200 pound molds laughing at me but you were amateurs once too you know...except for that handful of you BORN to soap. You know who you are )
Making a little soap more often has been more pleasurable than making lots all at once. It has been very relaxing and rewarding and the results are better or so I tell myself. The pics are just samples of all the different kinds I've made in the last 14 days. Some are HP (Hot process) some CP (cold process) some LP (music from the 70's)
My personal favorite is the most plain of the bunch, my "Farmtastic Bar" above. It doesn't look like much and with the partial gel it looks like even less but it has tremendous intrinsic value. Crafted from Organic raw whole milk, raw honey, a free range egg and organic lard it has the faintest most delicate sweet smell. No, it does not smell like bacon. When cured, if it performs as well as its predeccessors, it will leave ones skin extremely soft. For being unscented and uncolored it sure is a favorite with my customers.
All of the above soap batches in the first picture are already sold but more is coming. One day I may get caught up enough to actually have extra to sell on that nebulous web store I keep yakking about. Only time will tell.
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