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I started making cold process soap with my dad a very long time ago. He's the kind of dad who will always help, encourage and guide you no matter what you want to try next. We made our first batch of 'soap' (I use that term loosely based on the results) and I pretty much shrugged my shoulders and gave up as it was terrible. Lumpy, smelled awful (lemon zest and first cold process soap attempt not the best idea in the world) and took literally hours to trace. (we hand mixed with a wooden spoon, how naive!)
But the very next day, my dad came and found me with all his research he'd gone and done and said we needed to try again! So we did, this time just plain and simple, no colour, no scent but this time it worked out great. Dad actually only finished using the last of that batch of soap last year, and considering we made it over a decade ago that's doing pretty darn good. A lot of stuff has happened since that first day of soap making…

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I started making cold process soap with my dad a very long time ago. He's the kind of dad who will always help, encourage and guide you no matter what you want to try next. We made our first batch of 'soap' (I use that term loosely based on the results) and I pretty much shrugged my shoulders and gave up as it was terrible. Lumpy, smelled awful (lemon zest and first cold process soap attempt not the best idea in the world) and took literally hours to trace. (we hand mixed with a wooden spoon, how naive!)
But the very next day, my dad came and found me with all his research he'd gone and done and said we needed to try again! So we did, this time just plain and simple, no colour, no scent but this time it worked out great. Dad actually only finished using the last of that batch of soap last year, and considering we made it over a decade ago that's doing pretty darn good. A lot of stuff has happened since that first day of soap making with my dad. I've grown up, moved across the world from Canada to Australia and started my own little life here. But through it all I've kept an enjoyment of always wanting to create something special, and it just happens to be through soap. I don't think I'll ever stop learning about or making soap. It's addictive, but I'll always remember the fun I had creating something with my dad when I was just a kid. Thanks dad.

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