My second batch of soap has turned out better than the first, so I’m looking forward to being progressively better at soap making. I have masses of my old soap left. I have grated it and blitzed it and added washing soda and I use that to wash the dishes and the clothes. I use it simply grated and without washing soda to wash the windows, the floor and door frames. I have even used the remnants of the ‘washing bucket’ to clean out the toilets and it cleans that too.
I have a bar of it by each sink, I use it in the shower and I love the fact that I’ve made it! It looks a bit angular but that soon soften up once it’s been rubbed over wet skin or a flannel. I’ve made bigger bars this time as it shrinks as it hardens and it gets better the harder it gets (absolutely NO ‘Carry on’ jokes permitted in the comments as I know how silly we can get with a bit of double entendre!!!)
I used to love to wander through Dingles, sniff the Chanel and marvel at the Clinique and buy the odd treat of toiletries but my new found love of the soapy smell of homemade soap around me, the laundry and the house is something I have just fallen in love with. It’s just the soapiest mildest most natural soap I have ever used and as I’ve just got out of the shower, should you sniff me……..you discover that the lavender whiff it leaves behind is just lovely.