Lavender French Milled Soap
excuse the Calif surfer lingo…
I think I FINALLY got the hang of making hand milled (or French Milled ) soap as shown in Marie Browning’sNATURAL SOAPMAKING book. (Or check out these links: Hand-milled Soap orShredded Soap For Handmilling.) For a while I had a hard time getting an even, not lumpy consistency… but I think I got it, by George, I think I got it!
The past month I’ve been purchasing supplies such as soap base, butters, carrier oils and essential oils to start getting serious with this soap making venture.
Also, I am so glad I foundWOODLAND HERBALS! She (Brenda) offers all natural herbal colorants and soap supplies and bases at a very good price. Not to mention she’s been a great help with advice and tips. The lavender oatmeal soap in the picture has been colored with powdered alkanet which gives it a lovely lavender color. Now, I can starting using all the wonderful herbs we have growing in the yard…lavender, lemon verbena, rosemary and mints.
Weather Report: Sunny and pleasant… still no rain in sight. 🙁