December was way too busy to post much, but I just have to share my latest batch of soap with you. Before the kids got out of school I made two more batches of soap. I think we are in love with homemade soap! Even The Hunter!
This is the lye solution ready to go. This is also why I don’t make soap with kids or furry animals around….this stuff can be dangerous if it gets on skin or eyes.
Because of the cocoa butter I didn’t add any fragrance to this batch of soap. It had plenty on its own, but I did marble the soap by mixing in some cocoa in about 2 cups of the soap, then marbling it like you would when making a cake. It added some wonderful color to the finished bars! Sorry I didn’t show you pictures of any of the process, but I think you need a second person to photograph soap making!
I should have left it sit out for about three weeks before using it, makes for harder, more mild bars that last longer, but I just couldn’t wait on these marbled bars.
Doesn’t that bar look luscious?! The Hunter calls them chocolate chip cookie dough soap because they smell like chocolate chip cookies!
Another thing we did before Christmas break was over was to make peach jelly for Mini-me. He LOVES peach jelly and won’t hardly eat any other kind now, so we had to get it done before school started. PBJs are just not the same without jelly!I think they like to play with the canning utensils more than anything. I kept having to search for what I needed!This was just our first batch. I made another a couple of days later.