When we took over Scentsible Suds, I spent months learning recipes and methods from the original owner and creator.
Our soaps are made using a hot process which is apparently, kind of a big deal. Many of the artisan soaps you’ll see around at local markets and what not use cold process. They are able to achieve a much “cooler” look (see what I did there?) including layers or swirls of color. I’m not saying one is better than the other, they are just different and this is the way we choose to make ours.
We cook our soap using exact measurements and timing and lots of temperature taking. On an average week, I make about 225 bars. From the hot pots, I pour the soap, which has a mashed poatato-like consistency, into the molds where they sit for almost two days. From the molds, they go into our hand slicer and then laid out to cure for one week.
All in all, it’s pretty cool. It’s time consuming and very exact- two things that have been the biggest challenge for this impatient chic, but the end result is so awesome it makes it worth the wait!