It's throwback Thursday! Our first soap mold. 

wooden soap mold

The very first soap mold we ever made was designed and handmade on our farm which started our soap making journey. We hand poured many batches of goat milk soap in that wooden box before we retired it. 

I remember the very first batch of soap we ever made. It was exciting and intimidating all at the same time. I researched goat milk soap making long before I ever made that first batch of soap. We made a wooden soap mold to hold thirty two 4-ounces bars of soap. We would carefully line the wooden soap box with wax paper, making sure to get no creases in the wax paper. Once the box was ready we could get started on soap making. 

When we first started soap making my husband and I both worked full time. We would come home from work and stand in the kitchen making soap. One would read and reread each step carefully while the other one stirred. It took time and practice but we settled right into the soap making process. Starting is always the hardest part but once you do it feels like quite an accomplishment looking at milk and oil turn into amazing bars of soap, all held together in that wooden box that we made with our hands. 

Not much has changed since then. 

We still hand pour goat milk soap in our kitchen into soap molds. We let the soap sit 24 hours before we cut each bar by hand. Then each bar is put on curing racks for 6 weeks. Our wooden soap mold is now a display piece in our home and holds a special place in my heart. I love taking a moment to reflect on the beginning of our soap making journey.