Monday, August 10, 2009

Soapy Delight

I un-moulded my soaps yesterday afternoon. The Sunshine Soap was still a bit damp on the top, almost like it had sweated a little, but it appears to have dried now. They have both settled in colour which I am very happy about.

Here you can just see the slight swirling of the white and yellow soap.

Now, I needed somewhere to store my soap whilst it cured. I have no space inside the house that is suitable - airy, dry and out of the sun. Here is where my darling husband steps in! We had the shell of an old microwave sitting around, so DH drilled a hole in the back, and inserted a fan to circulate the air and help the soaps to dry more evenly and hopefully a bit quicker and harder.
The fan runs off of our 12V network (see more on hubby's site here, under Renewable Power:, and hubby has installed a LED on the front to show when the fan is on or off.

It also wafts the gorgeous scent of the drying soaps around under my verandah :)



Punky's Mamma said...

Oh they look SO GOOD, and wow - what a handy hubby you have there... feel like lending him out..?! ;)

Jade said...

Wow they look great!! What do you do with the soaps? Home use? Or do you sell them?

The Handmaden said...

They look great, I'd love to make some proper soap, I've only done melt and pour so far. What a clever husband you have, I may have to show the soao molds to mine (hint, hint) they're so expensive to buy.

Gilly said...

Oh these look amazing......if you are selling them i would love to buy some. I just adore homemade soap! Well done!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Wow do you lease out your hubby? brilliant idea. I could almost smell the soap.

zofia said...

I'm jealous- these look so great Liz!

Liz said...

Thanks ladies :) I only use the soaps myself so far, as it seems there are way too many (expensive) hoops to jump through to try and sell them.