Yes, even more soap. These, as you can see in the caption, are shampoo bars. They’re made with olive, avocado, castor, and sunflower oils. Who would have ever thought that much oil would be good for your hair? Of course, the saponification has a lot to do with that. This recipe was superfatted (more oil than what is required to balance the lye) at 7-8%. That ensures a good moisturizing shampoo.
Much like some of the popular ‘no poo’ products, they do warn that a detoxifying period is necessary that may mean a few bad hair days. Just another of the perks of working from home – it doesn’t really matter.
Today, I tackled a portion of the yarn room. I know that I do not have anywhere near my full stash listed on Ravelry, and I know if I don’t have it listed, I really don’t have an accurate idea of just exactly what I have (other than a vague idea that there’s a ton of sock yarn). Something that may come as a surprise is that I have not bought any yarn in 2014. It’s not that I’m making myself not buy it, but for the most part, I’ve realized what I have is crazy. So, I’ll use what I have because after all I was in love with it enough to buy it at the time.
The irony of trying to not buy yarn and instead buying a loom and soapmaking supplies is not lost on me. The Universe always seeks a balance.