I have been busy making soaps for the last two weeks, getting ready for the summer fairs, workshops and festivals over the summer.
Each soap needs five weeks to dry so it is firm, the lye has completely dissipated and safe to use. The soaps continue to dry for months after they are made, especially with the range of simple and pure Castile olive oil soaps (Healing, Castile and Lemon Castile) that I make.
The flower waters and spring water evaporate; leaving the mix of intense olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and essential oils. As you use the soaps, you remove the outer layer and reveal the scented heart of the soap for you to enjoy until the soap is completely used up.
Even though legally I have to put a Best Before End date on my labels, the soaps will still be fine for years as it dries and deepens in scent…