I L O V E love soap making! I also love baking. This being said I have been under extreme stress this past year and it seems to be not letting up. I love to bake and usually have to create something to take my mind away so most times I bake. This is fine when you have someone to share it with but stress and having junk around is not a good combo. Nope DANGER! So I have decided to make soap instead. I am working on some soap that look like food and most are made with food ingredients. I am not a good cook. Only a fair baker but soap, I rock soap. My special thing that gets me going is the challenge of finding all natural ingredients. I do NOT use fragrance oils and because of this I cannot make your favorite bath and body works products but I can make some real fun ones. Tonight I am making Coconut Lime (by request)! For fragrance I used lime zest and coconut milk and extract. I also added coconut oil and Shea butter for moisturizing effects. This seems to be working for my stress relief and excellent on my waistline! I get the aromatherapy effects during the process as well as the cooking/baking effect during the creation. The only down side is no instant gratification as it takes 3-6 weeks for curing but I have got to do this more often! Look for more soap to come and leave a comment if you have any special request you would like to see me try.
Angella M. Trout CNC, RA
As a Nutritional Consultant and Lifestyle Coach I am passionate about teaching others about total balance in health and spirit. As a real life person with real life struggles.