Oil and water don’t mix. But ah, they do.
That’s why I love soapmaking.
It’s art and science, creativity and mathematics all rolled into one. I suppose it appeals to my meticulous yet free-spirited nature.
C.S. Lewis once said:
“Water is 2 parts hydrogen, one part oxygen, and the rest is magic.”
Soapmaking is pure magic to me. If you combine oils, water, and lye you can make soap. It takes 24 hours and fundamentally changes the oil and water molecules into soap and glycerin. It’s alchemy.
Oil and water do mix with the soapmaking process. Two opposites can be harmonized. What repels each other, what will never get along, actually can.
This is the magic of soap and can teach us all a lot.