|While we have been saving the fat from our pigs, we haven't used it (yet) for making our soap. Someday! And while we haven't learned to make lye from ashes, we'd sure love to learn. Someday! But my daughters have been saving batches of the goat's milk in preparation for making milk soaps. For us, the milk soap was a bit trickier and the first batch didn't turn out right. But we were very pleased with the following batches and are very glad to be able to put the milk to good use!|
|The coffee soap is really good for exfoliating the skin and cleaning one's hands. And we especially like it because it can be used very soon after making.|
|Chocolate swirl turned out great and I had to remind the younger ones and myself that it's NOT for eating.:)|
|The soaps include essential oils and the one above has a citrus smell that we all really like.|
|Along with making soaps, there has been a flurry of activity around the farm as we are preparing to participate in a local Arts and Ag Farm Tour.|
|The whole family - from the oldest to the youngest - are busily making things for our little farm store and getting the fencing repaired and the property cleaned up and ready for the farm day.|
Do you have any favorite soap recipes? We've acquired recipes from online and from the following books: Milk-Based Soaps by Casey Makela and The Soapmaker's Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch. And from The West Ladies, a talented family who have dvd's covering all sorts of skills which are helpful to know!