Making your own soap is one of the most satisfying DIY projects you can do. It's healthy, it's luxurious, it's affordable, and homemade soaps make wonderful gifts! The "Cold Process"
method of soap making starts with combining lye and water to create a "lye solution". The solution needs to drop below 125 degrees before mixing it with oils which results in a chemical reaction called "saponification", creating the substance we call soap! After that, you add your scents, exfoliants and all that other fancy deliciousness to personalize your bars to your heart's content! Check out my full blog post for an extensive (but easy to follow!) tutorial for beginners that includes a "Beginner's Recipe" using oils you can easily find at the grocery store! Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Canola Oil are some of the affordable and moisturizing ingredients you can use to make a great batch of soap! I predict that you will fall in love with soap making and never turn back to store-bought!
I picked up several in different sizes. 2" up to 9" and wondered what to do with them. They are very rusty. I have to admit that I didn't know what they were until I looked them up but they just look so primitively cool! Any ideas?
We live in a newer log cabin. We are finishing our walkout basement to include a mstr bath. This mstr bath will have no windows. I am wanting a country rustic spa look.We have a restored
clawfoot tub which will be the center of attention. The double vanity is a medium oak color with darker edges and a cream colored granite top. Floor will be hickory hardwood. We want to have partial stone walls with a stone wall shower. The ceiling has to dip down over the vanity to cover the ductwork. We need help finding ideas for the walls and ceiling. I wanted an embossed tin ceiling for the lower soffit but it's way out of our price range. If we drywall the ceiling and trim it with beams does the wood have to match the floor and how do we tie in the upper ceiling to the lower ceiling over the vanity.
Commented on Jan 11, 2012
WOW! I think I LOVE that idea! How is it as far as being in a bathroom with the humidity?
Any peeling problems? Any certain glue that is recommended?