Friday, January 04, 2008
There were many projects we made over the holidays that I didn't post too much info about, because I didn't want to spoil any surprises. We experimented with different things--soap, candles, paper crafts, wood crafts - and soap came out as a kids favorite. Our first few batches we kept it simple. Base + essential oil. After reading a few books and perusing melt and pour soap sites, we expanded to add-ins such as bee pollen, honey, coffee, spices, oats, and oil combinations.
We will definitely continue to experiment and make more soap. It is a fun project for the kids and the possibilities are endless...like finding the perfect combo for winter dry skin and allergies, gardeners soap, kitchen soap, hair soap & shaving soap (and planning what I could do with dried herbs from our garden next summer). Of course I would love to do some cold process -- but with little ones the melt and pour is a great family project!