What do I make of ingredients found in my stash? Whether it is yarn or flour, here you can find the result.
16. maaliskuuta 2014
I love the smell of tar. It reminds me of Finnish summer, sauna, relaxing by the lake in the light summer evening with a can of Lonkero... Tar soaps seem to be disappearing (some EU-legislation that's come in the way) so I decided to try to make my own. I got a big bottle of tar as a Christmas present, 100% tar from pine tree. Googled a bit for a recipe but could not really find one, so I made up my own. Just cut the soap log, it was sticky as h**l but smells so lovely. Tar is a sticky thing in itself and a messy one, it messes everything that it touches, so next time I will just pour the tar from the jar (oh, that rhymes!) and not measure it with a measuring spoon or two...
190 g water
68 g lye
290 g canola oil
150 g coconut fat
30 g castor oil
30 g peanut oil
1 tbsp tar
11 drops of Savuyrtti-fragrance
Soap looks more like chocolate pudding
Interesting surprise when I cut the soap, whole soap had marmorized itself