Well today I took my hand at soap making again. I found a recipe that makes just 8 bars. I love it cause I can try new things and if I don't like it I only have eight bars. The kinds I did today is cool citrus basil with basil leaves, cucumber melon with dill weed, peppermint with candy cane pieces, warm vanilla sugar with sugar for scrubbing. If anyone would like to try it the recipe is as follows: 2 cups lard 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbs Vaseline I used cocoa butter 1 cup milk or water 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs lye dissolve lye in water get temp around 110% then warm first three ingredients to 110%. Pour oil mixture into lye stir till trace or it looks like thick pudding. Then add fragrance and any other additives you want to. Pour in to molds and unmold in 24 hours. I do not insulate my soap. I also use orris root in my soap it is considered a fixative and helps hold the scent in. Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. From our farm to you Rebekah
I'am 40 years old and happily married to Matthew Hoover. We have four beautiful children Anthony 24, Wesley 21, Avery 17 and Kassandra 14. We have also added a beautiful grandaughter Anyrah Grace 1 year old. We are located on a farm in southern michigan. I have 1 cow I milk.I also make soap and soy candles which I sell at our loacal farmer's market. My main goal though is being a mom to my children and raising them to be God fearing children who love the Lord with all there heart.