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If you don't experiment, you don't learn.

Cake, Corn-pone or……….Soap?

on April 6, 2013

I am not going to post pics because you really can’t tell if they are 12 little yellow squares of cake, corn-pone or soap.  I didn’t add enough scent (geranium rose) so they don’t smell like flowers at all.  However, all that aside, The saponification process took place and they are now cut and curing. I just have to remember to turn them over once a week for the next 4 weeks.

When I was making them, I was short about 4 oz of coconut oil, so made it up with Shea butter and a little bit of olive oil.  Why? because it was what I had on hand.  I know nothing of the different properties of each oil, other than coconut and palm are the ones of which you need the most. (see what I did there? I’m an old, unused English major) I guess I will find out if it worked in about a month when they get done curing.

I want to make more, experiment, before I forget what I learned this time, but don’t want to have a soap glut in our house. I doubt anyone will want to buy these or even take them off my hands for free…They are really pathetic looking little things.  People nowadays like snap and pizazz. They like color and smell and adorableness.  These soaps have none of that.  I’m sure they will do the job they were made to do, but without that élan that makes everything fun. Do I want ugly soap around the house for a year?   That is the question.

Maybe I can shave them up into little pieces and make soap balls.  Dip them in something herbish and/or leafish so they don’t look so yellow.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…….

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2 responses to “Cake, Corn-pone or……….Soap?

  1. Maybe you could get some dried corn husks to wrap them in to spice them up a little bit. Wrapping anything in corn husks always makes things better. 😉

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  2. Kells says:

    We should chit-chat. I’m trying to think myself brave enough to try making CP soap. lol I have all my ingredients for a small first batch, but I haven’t done it yet.

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