Monday, February 12, 2007

Soap

Now that I have my crock pot I am ready to bang out some soap. But I'm going to have to wait for a few days. The C-Town supermarket near me used to carry lye. I saw it there when I had a clogged drain and was looking for drain cleaner. I opted for the Liquid Plumber rather than the caustic lye. (It didn't work and I had to hire someone to come and clear the clog.) When I went back now to buy lye for soap making it was gone. Very annoying. So I have ordered some sodium hydroxide from a company called Saratoga Scents. They have a variety of soap making stuff including oils, butters, and molds. I also bought some pellet bees wax and some colloidal oatmeal. I've got the dry winter skin and I hope the oatmeal will help me out when I put it in my bath. I think I'll make some bath milk with milk powder and the colloidal oatmeal. Having looked around on the web I can see that I could make my own colloidal oatmeal. We'll see how it works.

2 comments:

Kicking N. Screaming said...

I like to order stuff from these guys - http://www.bestdeal.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=Essential&affil=camden

They sell wholesale to anyone! I make oatmeal bath for Kate sometimes but I have found, in her case and in my own, that honey actually heals more effectively than the oats.

Delphi said...

Those are some good prices there. I'll have to give them a try. I like Mountain Rose Herbs 'cause they have a lot of organic stuff but this place seems pretty cool. I like that they have lots of info about the oil.
Honey is good stuff. I put it on my face as a mask.