It has been awhile since we've posted an update on our website (for more frequent updates you can follow us on Facebook) but we're long overdue for a good old fashioned blog post! So let's get to it!
In our last update we asked if we should pursue soap making and we had a very positive response to that. We had already some some preliminary research on soap making but still hadn't ordered any materials. So since May we've ordered all the hardware and materials required to make soap and have been busy doing just that since then. Here I'll take you through a high level view of our process.
We begin by carefully measuring out our oils and melting them down together. We measure our other ingredients separately. (Fragrance, water, honey, lye, oats, etc.)
Once those are all melted down and our water and oils reach similar low temps we combine them and use a stick blender to mix them together to trace.
Once it hits this point we add our honey, oats, scent, etc. Then we can pour it into molds!
It then sits there for around 24 hours before we unmold it. You can do all sorts of textures. For this one we did a honeycomb pattern all the way around.
Then you cut it into bars.
And then finally we can wrap it up in this lovely packaging.
So we'll finally be offering these for sale on September 9th. The day that we'll be attending our first show, Byram Day! It's taking place on Mansfield Drive at Neil Gylling Park. We'll be there from 11:00AM - 5:00PM and hope to see you there.