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Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Lavender Sweet Lavender."

"here’s your sweet lavender



sixteen sprigs a penny


that you’ll find my ladies


will smell as sweet as any"


Lavender Sellers’s Cry, London England CA 1900

Hello,

 I hope you are enjoying the start to the weekend.


Wednesday I decided to have a go at making soap. I had everything I needed to make it. Some Caustic Soda, Olive Oil, Copha and Rainwater. It worked.




Here it is just after I poured the mixture into a lined baking dish. I had some dried lavender on hand. I used lavender heads from my Oiling Grosso Lavender, When the Lavender was put on top of the soap mix the heads greened up again until they dried.
 

It is now drying for 6 weeks. It looks good enough to eat. In fact everyone that has seen it thinks it is cheesecake. I have it on a rack on the kitchen bench with one of those fold up food protectors over it. The food protector has cakes on it so this makes it look even more like cheesecake.  
When I make the next batch I will add some lavender etc to the mix. This time I just wanted to make sure it worked.
 
Happy days.
Bev C

22 comments:

shez said...

well done Bev,looks great.xx

Cottage Tails said...

On my list to do!!!
Looking forward to seeing how it all goes. - Looks great so far.
Have you a recipe/instructions to share of how you made your soap?
Love Leanne

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Bev, this must have been fun to do! Love the little lady bug popping out in the last photo!
Have a lovely and happy weekend!!

Notjustnat said...

I always want to make soup, but not game enough to try. Yours look good enough to eat and I bet it smell great as well! Have a great weekend - hugs Nat

Karen said...

Beautiful lavender! Your home must smell lovely.

Lynda said...

It does look eliciou Bev. I bet it smells beautiful.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

These look great Bev...I love handmade soap but have never tried it...and yes they do look good enough to eat...bet they smell good too!!!

Maria said...

Looks like you had fun making your Lavender Soap. Bet it smells great.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Wow, you soap does look good enough to eat. Love lavender. Hugs judy

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow Bev,
That is real neat. Yes, it looks good enough to eat. : )
Have a wonderful day.

Terriaw said...

looks like fun! I've always wanted to try making soap, but never make time for it. These will be fun to try once they are cured and dried.

Teresa said...

Wow Bev, the soap looks terrific. I must admit I thought it was something delicious to eat at first too.. he he. The lavender was a great idea. Making soap is something I'd like to have a go at too. Well done.

Fiona said...

How great... hope nobody takes bites out of it!!! must be fun to make... maybe I will try (I remember I did some once many moons ago in my youth!)
Hugz

Sharon said...

It does look good enough to eat! I'm sure it smells divine!

Sue said...

I thought you'd made cakes when I first saw the photo. That's better than my cooking that sometimes looks and tastes like soap!

Pauline said...

That does look like cake, Bev. A soap cake rather than a cake of soap. Bet it smells wonderful.

Sally said...

Oh my! That looks so lush. Rainwater! Brilliant. Such a special touch. So luxurious, so special. Mmmm... I'm smiling just imagining the fragrant smell.

Charlie and Wendy said...

It does look good enough to eat, such a lovely idea!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I am sure this smells as lovely as it looks!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I am sure this smells as lovely as it looks!

Michelle Ridgway said...

You clever girl Bev. Well done. I love lavender. Love it's smell. Love to stitch it, draw it paint it. Rub it on etc. etc.

Narelle said...

I was definately thinking cake before I read on.
I'm sure it will be just as lovely to bath with :)