The craze of soap-making has spread to daughter #2. Caitlyn had been eyeing up the stash of yogurts in the fridge, and hinted (heavily) about a soap made from lemon-chiffon yogurt.
Who was *I* to say no????
Using soapcalc.com, I kept the recipe small and simple!
Also, towards the end, we swapped out the Lavender essential oil for "Energy" essential oil.
Prepping the yogurt/water mixture, she learned how to tare out a scale and how to toggle between pounds/ounces to grams. All measurements were performed in grams. This was an EXCELLENT opportunity to have a mathematical conversation about "precision measurement" (after all, 'precision' is one of the mathematical process standards) ;)
A VERY thin pouring was placed into ice cube trays; she shares my (lack of) patience. The thin pours should freeze quickly! She was mixing as dinner was being prepared; and we had all intensions of making up the soap after dinner, however... it just didn't happen. *shrug*
Directly after summer school the next day, we got to work! She was allowed to mix the oils and measure out the fragrance, however I handled all of the mixing involving the lye. Even still, she protected her eyes with the stylish sunglasses (since I was wearing the safety goggles), and wore a long-sleeved shirt.
Cassie and I had spent an hour or so shopping at St. Vincent's and at the dollar store earlier in the day. We scored on a few items!
This lil' container seemed ideal to use as a soap mold (for only $0.65!).Now that we've unmolded though... it wasn't such a huge hit afterall. Perhaps I'll give it one more try and wait another 12-24 hours before unmolding? It's rigid, and after some coaxing and prying, the soap released, leaving soap in the small indentations :(
Another score Cassie and I found was this little purple silicone baking mold -- $1.00. It's a bit flimsy, but one of those drawer space-savers worked perfectly as a reinforcement.
Little sister, Candace wanted to be part of the action as well, grabbed a couple of toothpicks in order to add some texture to the top.
This little batch is a great size to try out future sample additives and fragrances; super simple with only two oils. Will be saved for sure.