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Friday, July 29, 2011

Soapin'

Some things are just destined to stay in your life. Of all the crazy hobbies and new things that I have tried over the years to fulfill the creative itch in me, soaping is one that I enjoy the most. Maybe because it's something that's made from scratch with lots of our own farm fresh ingredients. Maybe because the possibilities are endless in colors, scents, shapes, and oils. Maybe because no matter what the bars turn out like, we can at least use them in our own bathroom. Maybe it's because my hands have never felt softer or smoother.


The soap bug hit the other day so I decided to whip up a batch, or two, or four. I just felt like doing it, so I did it. (This was a milestone in itself as I haven't felt one bit creative since Trent died.... too many firsts). I made Vanilla Buttercream (yumm!), Dreamsicle, Almond Joy, and a lard base with oatmeal for light exfoliation with Almond scent, a bit of Vanilla Buttercream to set off the sweetness, and a dash of cinnamon.
And as the soap bug has continued, I started to contemplate teaching soap classes again. I hadn't quite decided if I would or not, and then lo-and-behold, the community ed director emailed saying that she had several requests for another class this fall and wondered if I was interested in teaching. Decisions, decisions. Could an answer to prayer be any clearer? My mind is already whirling with ideas.

11 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, your soap is beautiful. I can't wait to try that. Hence the reason for rendering lard. Thank you for the tip on asking the butcher to do it. I will definitely be asking!! Have a great weekend.

Anne said...

Oh, bummer.....if only I was closer. I wanna come to your class. I think I may go pout a bit now!

TheLazyJ said...

Yum! I can almost smell them over here. Glad you had a good day. That IS a good thing.

Brenda said...

I love your soap! I'm glad you're enjoying making it again. Blessings!

Linda Emanuelson said...

ummm.........can I just say that it looks good enough to eat!! :)

TheLazyJ said...

Hmmm.... none of them resemble bacon tho. ;)

the canned quilter said...

That soap looks wonderful. Soaping is on my list of things to try in my spare time. I already make a lye laundry soap. You should send me a good beginner recipe : )

Hugs Mama Hooch

OurCrazyFarm said...

You ladies are too good to me!

Anne and Momma Hooch~ I would love to teach you how to make soap! Then we could spend lot's of time afterward laughing and talking girl talk.

Traci~ I think that bacon recipe is top secret.... or was it the egg recipe that was top secret?!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Well done !!! Keep it up now, and enjoy the joy it gives you. This week I'm going to make some honey soap now that our bees are so busy. It will go nicely with my bacon soap, my egg soap. What next ? Lasagne soap ? How about liver soap ?

I think not

Adrienne said...

Please say yes! This lurker was one of the requesters for a repeat community ed class this fall! Love you, Terri, still praying!

OurCrazyFarm said...

I said Yes, Adrienne:)) Looking forward to it!