Making Soap

One of the skills the girls are taught at Dorcas House is how to make soap.

The secret ingredients.
One of the ingredients is shea butter which is locally grown.

After all the ingredients are added, the stirring begins.

And continues....
until just the right consistency.

The soap is poured into flats.

Worked into the corners and smoothed on top.
The soap is then let to set for a few hours.

The soap is then turned out of the mold and cut in half.

It is cut into it's final shape by being slowly pushed through cutting wires.

The 'DH' is stamped on the top and stripes are stamped on each side.

Many hands make light work.

The soap is then allowed to sit and harden.