Wednesday, February 2, 2022

9 Months Old


When I was cleaning out my soap corner I remembered that I had this soap curing on top of a shelf almost out of sight. It has to sit there a year and I didn't want to be tempted.

I was tempted however. It's been 9 months and I think it's time to give this Aleppo soap a try. 

This is the one that looks like mud and smells like compost. 

As awful as that sounds it's one of my favorites. At $35 a bottle, the oil you make it with is a real luxury and I used two bottles for this batch. The long cure is to harden it up. It's made from all soft oils-only olive and laurel berry, so it takes its sweet time. It has no added coloring or fragrance. It's as all natural as you can get. 

 It's been a long time since I've been able to test out a new soap. This is so exciting. 

*And thank you Kathy B for reminding me I can change the font size. My eyesight is terrible these days and not only is this easier to read, it's easier to write.


  1. New soap! I can imagine how excited you are. I probably should try to figure out how to make my font bigger too!

  2. The soap sounds interesting - olive oil and laurel berry - yum! But...washing with something that smells like compost? I'm not sure about that - LOL

  3. I love forgotten surprises like that! I hope it's wonderful!

  4. Oh, what a fun treasure to uncover!!!!
    That's why I use a large font on my blog-so I can read it, too!

  5. I love changing the font size. My eyes are getting finicky.
    The soap sounds heavenly! And yours always look good.

  6. Okay! So how was it???? We must know!!!! LOL

    Hope it was everything you hoped for.

    When we were driving around today I saw a company that sells soap making supplies not too far from us. They do candle supplies too. Maybe I should stop in some day.

  7. Since I'm reading this more than a week later... How'd the soap work? I'm sure it's wonderfully moisturizing but I'm not too sure about smelling like compost after a bath. :)
    I have to make my font bigger just to proofread my blog posts. Getting old is not for sissies!