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I don't know when I started looking for home-made or hand-made soaps but I think it has something to do with the time when I was looking at the sheer the number of empty but still-usable pump bottles of shampoos and shower creams that were emptied out.

I felt like...damn, that's a waste. It's gonna end up in the ocean. In some whale's stomach.

So, I try recycling them and stuff which is something each and everyone should do anyway, right? Let's all try and make an effort. Bottom level.

Anyway, I got interested in buying home-made soaps and looked at some videos and reading stuff that I can get my laptop and phone on and decided to go for a class.

The class ain't cheap. But OK, it's an investment of sorts. For the family. For me and my kids.

The class was really eye-opening. Never knew that you had to deal with such corrosive stuff when dealing with soap. My class was for Cold Press soap-making process. We had to deal with NoAH (Lye) which is super alkaline. I thought acid was bad, alkaline was good.

Thought shattered.

Another thing that really opened my eye? THE. MATH. THE MATH.

I am a writer. A words person. Words, stories and poetry keeps me captivated.

Numbers zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

But the amazing thing is that I kept up. I came home, I did my own calculations (although there is a website, as I have discovered, that does the whole thing for you) and I managed to kill the thing. Kill the whole calculation process.

It depends on what you want your soap to be like, you see. If you want to soften your skin, to clean your clothes, to clear out acne, to have therapeutic effect or to just clean your dirty self...it all boils down to the kind of oils you want to use.

And the amount of corrosive stuff.

And the amount of liquid/milk/super fat/whateverYOLO

Anyway, it was really fun at the workshop. I guess I did it because it is a kind of outlet that I can find during a really dead-end day.

This was fun.

Here's my soap. It looks like cake, it's not. I need to wait 4-6 weeks before I can use it.


Love,
Marsha
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