Category Archives: soap making

The Best of 2013

I love to look back each year and see what I’ve accomplished. Part of my review is to look at what interested you. The top five 2013 posts using Pinterest and blog traffic were the following:     The Pinterest … Continue reading

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October 20 Sunday Roundup

Good Sunday Morning all! I bought a new Brother Innov-is 950D embroidery and sewing machine!  I love my old Elna, but it seems lately that it takes more time to get her up and running. Once I finally get her … Continue reading

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Sunny Calendula Soap

Our last soaping session was in late April, right before the gardening season really took off. Dave grew some Calendula just for us to use in lotions and soap. It’s not a real impressive plant. But the blooms are beautiful. … Continue reading

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Cocoa Coconut Milk Soap

If you’ve followed this blog you know that we make our own soap. We started with this basic bar and graduated to using goats milk instead of water. We found that we absolutely love goats milk soap since it gives … Continue reading

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Swapping and Thrifting

Yesterday I received in the mail this wonderful package of soaps from Wendy Lorimer of Lorimers’ Soap in Scotland. Wendy had emailed me about my marbled fabric. Since I also love to not only make soap but to try others, … Continue reading

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Soap Recipe: Chocolate Almond

Dave and I made some more soap the other day. Our supply is really low and with spring coming and all of the gardening chores ahead of us, we need to get on the ball and replenish our supply. Monday … Continue reading

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Saturday Soapmaking: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado

Our friend Carla had been wanting us to have another soapmaking lesson at our house so we got together Saturday with our friend Teresa and a new friend Donna and made two soaps: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado and Peppermint Honey … Continue reading

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Soap Making Demo

Dave and I hosted a soap making demo at our home a couple of weeks ago for the Evansville Homesteading Co-Op. Lisa Garrett, the “Party Crasher”  with the Warrick Section of the Evansville Courier & Press joined us covering our … Continue reading

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Our luffas

Dave planted some luffas for us last summer, growing them in tomato cages. I harvested these gourds, also know as Dishrag Gourd or Vegetable Sponge, back in November. Since then they have been drying in the garage. I checked on … Continue reading

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Coconut Cocoa Soap

We made so much soap last year, especially in November and December. I’ve wanted to blog about some of these new soaps but there just hasn’t been enough time. However, I just had to tell you about this one. This … Continue reading

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