Adding the lye solution (caustic soda dissolved in filtered water) to the fats to make soap with minced seaweed, Tasmanian leatherwood honey, almond oil & lavender essential oil in this batch.
Weighing the olive oil.
Making The Lye. Outside so the fumes from the dissolving caustic can escape. There always seems to be enough breeze to draught the caustic fumes out of harms way,
Sodium Hydroxide ‘Caustic Soda’ dissolved in water is known as the lye. This is cooled & stirred into the melted fats until the solution thickens & comes to what is refered to as the trace when other ingredients are added before pouring into moulds.
At the trace adding beautiful Tasmanian leatherwood honey it has a unique aroma really lovely.
Lovely Lavender Spikes
Baby muscovy ducklings.
Thorny devil with the sweetest of perfumes.
Cutting Flinders Island Black soap.
Soaps are stored in boxes ready for sale.
Our galic harvest.
Calendula infused almond oil is used in Patchouli & Oaty Lavender soaps also used in balms & moisturiser.
Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey
Ingredients gathered ready to be added at the trace.
A jug full of essential oil. It takes quite alot of essential oil to perfume a batch of soap.