On Sunday, we make 5 kg and added some colourings as well as fragrance.
The purple slab is Lavender with flowers, the Pink is Sweetpea and Vanilla, and the White is Sandlewood and Musk. They all smell divine. My friend Michael visited Lush (a soap shop in Melbourne) and told me that they are selling slabs like this for $80 a kg! You even have to cut it up yourself. What a rip off, when it only costs us about $10-15 a kg to make depending on how much extras we add to it. I bet they use cheap palm oil bought in bulk to keep their costs down even lower than mine. That is quite a profit margin.
Anyway, here is the soap after it has been cut into bars.
Lavender with flowers
Sweetpea and Vanilla (smells like fairy floss to me).
and a lovely display of our wares by the artistic Kim.
Don't they just look good enough to eat?
In four weeks time we will be selling some of them for $5 a bar to whoever wants them. Kim has asked me to set her up a blog so that she can start up a small cottage business, and she really loves making soap. I will be getting that off the ground in the next few days, and help her set up an Etsy shop as well. I have heard that they are quite simple to run and the selling fees are much less than Ebay. Not wanting to be too forward, but if anyone is interested in buying some, please drop me an email.
So, lots of fun at the TGOG soap factory, and stay tuned for a link to Kim's shop of homemade soaps.