Lard or pig fat has gotten an awful reputation in the use of soap. Lard produces a nice creamy and stable lather. It can be found in almost any grocery store. It is not as controversial as palm oil. Lard also makes a mildly moisturizing bar of soap. Lard also makes a nice hard bar of soap. Lard is highly compatible with human skin cells. Our cell membranes are composed of saturated fats, just like the ones found in Lard. Lard is also affordable and sustainable.
It’s that time of year! Pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin flavored lip balms ( see my store ) and Pumpkin patch! I will be out at the pumpkin patch every weekend this month. And I will also be a vendor at Cornish Christmas! I have a busy work schedule as well ( I work full time at our local hospital)! In the mean time my husband will be brewing some milk stout with smoked grains. Of coarse I will use some to make a special batch of soap. Stay tuned!
I made some green tea and rose water face cream. I had some leftover so I decided to make a shampoo base with it. I did some research on some of the benefits of using rose water on your hair. According to the great Google(haha) rose water replenishes lost moisture, helps to reduce dandruff, and increase scalp circulation to encourage hair growth. Well that sounds like I need to try! So onto soap making. I first went to my soap calculator and made a recipe. I used a tiny bit of coconut oil but not too much as I find it drying. Avocado, olive, lots of castor oil ( to help encourage hair growth) meadow foam seed, honey, and zinc oxide to tone down the pinkness of the rose water. Stay turned for results.
Happy Labor Day! Did you know today is my birthday? 45 years ago my poor mother was in labor on this day! LOL!
I hope you have a good weekend. We went to Dillion’s beach and had a nice three days of camping and fishing. We only caught one tiny fish that we had to release for being too small.
I’m working on new products like foot soak bombs. I am constantly making something.. stay tuned!
I like to infuse some of my oils with herbs. Calendula, chamomile, lavender, even cbd. I’m into helping my skin. I have some nerve damage from having type 1 diabetes. I have a minimal amount but when your feet feel like they are on fire.. well it’s awful! The cbd foot balm that I’ve been making seems to soothe this away and I don’t have to get a pill from the doctors! I love the healing properties of the above mentioned herbs. Infusing oil is time consuming but well worth the effort!
I did some custom baby shower soaps. I scented them with cucumber and green tea fragrance oil. The client wanted all white soaps so no color in these ones. All the other goodness like goats milk, coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil. In the mean time my soaps and lip balm will hopefully go into a nice day spa here in town! Contact me if you want a quote for party favors.
One of my favorite songs. It is true. God bless America and the men and women who serve every day. I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday but I also hope you take a moment to thank our service people. I’ll be working my day job and then I’ll come home to bbq. How will you celebrate your fourth?
Father’s Day is on Sunday! Do you have any fun stories of your dad? My dad took me hunting, fishing, camping, and even boring trips wood cutting.
My dad and I went camping on frosty November. We were in a tent and sometime during the night it snowed. I was so cold I cuddled up to my dad to get warm. I placed my cold little feet up on the back of his legs. He exclaimed your feet are cold! Hahaha! In the mean time I made a test batch of shaving soaps. Unfortunately they will not be ready in time for father’s day.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. I hope everyone takes a moment to thank our veterans and active duty military. I know I will contemplate the sacrifice made by some. Some will not be coming home or if they do they are draped under our county’s flag. Some men and women are brave and born to be protectors. They serve our country as first responders, police, and our military! These people have my utmost respect.
Joe and I had a great time in Fort Brag. Even I need time off! We stayed in a beach front hotel. Yes I took some bathbombs and enjoyed them in the ginormous bathtub. Bathbombs are awesome! We had a wonderful dinner and adult beverages at Northcoast brewing company and our waitress Dani made our time there fun! I highly recommend if you go to Fort Bragg try eating there. Riding the Skunk train was fun. Of coarse the beach was wonderful.
Hi! I'm Staci from Staci's Homemade Soap! I LOVE making soap and I love the way my skin feels. Unlike store bought soap, my soap does not dry the skin! A natural product of soap making is glycerin! And skin loves it! Also goats milk is good for your skin. Goats milk has minerals in it and is loaded with vitamins .Goats milk also contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid....Goats milk soap is wonderful. I encourage you to try some! My goats milk lotion is a soothing moisturizer for dry skin. Since goats milk has selenium and vitamin A in it your skin will be happy and nourished.