Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

I am learning to make soap

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906874870I have always wanted to learn how to make soap. I have been researching on line and it is kind of scary. Working with lye makes me nervous so I am learning as much as I can before I try it. In the mean time, I found out that you can buy soap base at the craft store. It comes in different forms. Olive oil base, goats milk base and Shae butter. I got one of all three and brought it home. Then we picked our scents, herbs and colors and got to work.  I want to make sure I enjoy making soap before I do it with lye. I had a lot of fun. The first picture is a tea tree oil soap, picture number two is a lemon zest and mint soap using the olive oil base soap, the third picture is a layered bar. The bottom layer is olive oil with vanilla scent. The top layer is a goats milk soap with vanilla and oatmeal. I like this last soap the most! I am collecting oils now so that I can make more from scratch. I need to buy the lye and more vanilla too. The goats milk soap is really good for you skin so I need to find someone that has a goat and talk to them about buying fresh goats milk from them. I wish I could have a goat! My neighbors would be horrified! LOL


Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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