As soap forms the basis of so many of the recipes for the homemade cleaning products that I want to share with you guys, I thought I should go over a basic soap recipe, in case anyone is keen to have a go! The more I read and learn about making soap, the more I realise how much there is to read and learn. I am only at the very tip of the iceberg, and although it’s actually a pleasingly simple process, there is quite a lot to take on board, so be warned, this is a bit of an epic post!
I posted last week about ‘Slow’ in terms of making and creating, and how for me there are two ‘prongs’ to Slow: the supplies I need to make things; and the whole process of making.
I wrote in that post that I’m pretty good at the first bit, sourcing supplies sustainably, (it’s the second bit, the slowing down and enjoying the process bit that I need to work on), so I wanted to explore a bit more about why that bit of Slow is so important to me.
As part of my ‘intentional 2016’, I’m experimenting with a loose theme for each month here on the blog.
Last month was all about introducing Buying Nothing New: finally blogging about why I buy nothing new; and the practicalities of finding the things you need when you’re buying nothing new; among other hopefully useful posts.
This month, I want to explore making, and ways we can create and make, while being conscious of the wider impact of that process, on ourselves, and on the planet.