As part of our soapmaking process, we keep a record of each batch of soap we make. We’ve done this since Day Number One, Batch Number One. Why? Because somehow my husband knew it was the proper way to start this adventure.
There are several good reasons for keeping a log book as a soapmaker:
- To be able to replicate a recipe if you find it’s one you really like.
- To help you remember what you did if (heaven forbid!) a batch turns out badly and you don’t ever want to replicate it.
- To encourage yourselves when you look back and see how far you’ve come: “Wow! We’ve made 20 batches of soap so far!!”
Our log book consists of a printed recipe with detailed procedures for each batch. The batch number is printed on the front label and hand-stamped onto each bar of soap so that we–and you–can be assured of the quality and consistency of River Bar Soaps.
Batch Number Eighty-Seven just got stamped!