Happy Easter everyone!
Friday night I was able to fulfill an item from my Girl on the Go list! I learned how to make soap. It wasn’t quite as hands on as I thought it would be, but I learned the process.
There’s actually a lot involved in making soap. The measurements must all be exact, the ingredients must be mixed in the correct order and the goat’s milk (instructor uses milk from her own goats) used in making the soap must start out frozen because when lye is added it melts the milk into the correct consistency.
Once the mixture is complete, then, it’s poured into molds. The molds with the mixture must sit, wrapped in a towel for two days, then put into the freezer for one day. After that, the soap is in solid form and removed from the container. It must sit out in the open for six weeks before it can be used.
The woman who owns Simple Soaps for Simple Folks creates soaps that are made with all natural ingredients and the soaps all smell amazing. She has lots of different scents and her retail store is full of handmade items by local artisans.
Every Sunday the blog, Haiku Horizons, provides a haiku prompt. This week’s prompt is “fire.”
glowing hot gases
sparks and flames writhe with power
soon, fire smolders
Have a great Sunday!