Yay! I am a featured writer in Orlando Family Magazine's March 2014 issue! I will post the link below that takes you to the article. I wrote an article about melt and pour soap, which I have done a few times but my real passion is making cold process soap. With melt and pour soap, you take a pre-made soap base and melt it down using a microwave or double boiler. You then can add any soap colorant, fragrance, herbs, etc and pour into your mold. It is ready to pop out of the mold after a couple of hours and can be used right away. Unlike cold process soap, you make soap from scratch with oils, water (or another liquid like goats milk, buttermilk, tea, etc) and sodium hydroxide. There is a chemical reaction when you mix your oils and liquid with the sodium hydroxide which is called saponification. Once poured into your mold, it has to sit for at least 24 hours. The soap has to sit and cure for at least four weeks before you can use it. I prefer cold process because you can make your own recipe and use whatever oils and liquid that you would like. Making soap to me is almost like baking! It is a lot of fun and I enjoy sharing it with everyone. Here is the link to the article: http://www.orlandofamilymagazine.com/digital/040_Mar2014CEN/HTML/#/8/
Mom of three beautiful girls and married to a wonderful husband. I love to try new recipes! I also love the outdoors.