December 21, 2016

The Soap Trials

Short quilting interruption ... for SOAP!

One weekend in November my sister and I got some 10 pounds of melt and pour soap and got creative. Conveniently, Mom had expanded her herb garden this summer and we had a variety of dried herbs to add to our soap. We got goat, oatmeal, and shea butter for the bases.  The oatmeal is my favorite!



Favorite Recipe:

  • 1 pound oatmeal melt & pour soap
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1/8 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of rolled oats
  • Pinch of dried lavender



To explain the 10 pounds of soap madness, we are planning on giving them away for Christmas gifts. In equal insanity, I have knit up too many wash cloths to complete the gift. (The string ends still need to be woven in, it's my least favorite part) Pictured is only a small portion of what has actually been completed!




Tomorrow is our last day of school before the holiday break, please pray for my survival!

11 comments:

  1. The soaps look really nice. Praying for your survival! I've been warding off the crazy by taking the kids to the library and trampoline park. It's just a few more days before my husband can take off and provide back-up.

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  2. Cuteness -- and worth the quilting hiatus! A family friend knitted some washcloths for the arrival of son #1, and they were always my favorite. They were more substantial and held more water than the store-bought ones. Happy gifting!

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  3. Awesome Chelsea! Tomorrow is my last day before break as well~we will make it! Happy Christmas to you and yours...

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  4. What wonderful and beautiful gifts. You will put a smile on many faces :)!

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  5. Your soaps look amazing. I've always wanted to give soapmaking a shot; thanks for sharing your fave recipe!

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  6. The soaps look awesome! They will be perfect gifts.

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  7. Oh man, you had me at oatmeal! I am a homemade soap junkie! I don't buy traditional store made soaps, haven't for almost 10 years now. Of course, I've never made my own, that's just crazy talk. There's a soap shop in North Carolina a few blocks from where my parents live where they make it and I always get some when I visit. I also scout out vendors at farmers markets. Oatmeal & honey and Almond are my 2 must-have varieties. You and your sister must have been pretty popular in the gift giving this year. These are awesome gifts. Merry Christmas!

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