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 fun time. Her article and pictures were in the paper Friday. Unfortunately, there is no…

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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 them when we returned from our trip and the Dishrag Gourds looked ready to peel.…

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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 is my favorite soap so far. However, I tend to say that after almost every…

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Coconut Lime Soap

We’ve been making quite a bit of soap lately. Since we loved our 100% goats milk soap, we thought we’d substitute coconut milk and see what happens. We are really happy how they turned out. It’s still too soon to try them (It’s not been four weeks yet) but they look good but smell a…

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Felting Soap

As I mentioned earlier, my interview with Karen really inspired me to felt. And what better project than to felt our homemade soap! However, if you want to do this, you can use any soap bar you have around the house. For this project you will need the following supplies: Bar of soap Wool roving…

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Banana-licious Olive Oil Soap

As mentioned earlier, we tried our hand a couple weeks ago at making a 100% olive oil soap. I was really kind of scared to try this. We had made 90% olive oil soap this past year and it was so hard to get out of the mold. However, we loved the 100% olive oil/…

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More Soaping Here

Well, we are back to making some soap. Our supply from last year has been given away or we’ve used most of it so we’re on to another couple batches. Hubby blogged about it here. We made our first 100% olive oil soap. Since we need to wait a little while before we try to…

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Craft Fair Finds

Yesterday, Dave and I went to one of my favorite craft fairs here in our town of Newburgh. It’s put on by the local women’s group and held at the local high school. I really like this fair because even though it is smaller than the Christmas fair held in the same school, to me…

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Rebatching Soap

Dave and I will be making some new soap in the next week or so, but I thought it might be fun to make some rebatched soap of all of the scraps I have around the house. You know – the ones that are in the shower waiting to be thrown away. Be sure that…

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