We care for this little acreage along Highway 1 in Johnson County, Iowa. If you come by to visit you can meet a few kids - both of the two legged and four legged variety- a couple of dogs and a whole lot of chickens. And two fairly tired but happy parents.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Soap it up!
Lye is super dangerous; You need gloves, goggles and a face mask.
Our finished bars of soap.
Recently we made our second batch of homemade soap. We learned how to make soap from our friend, Rhonda. Her soap is much prettier than ours, but we will improve. Using lye (extremely dangerous) from Stringtown grocery, distilled (or rain) water, lard, coconut oil and olive oil, you can create a a basic soap recipe. We have made oatmeal soap and tea tree soap, but need to decide on our next scent! If you would like to vote, see the poll to the right. Whichever kind has the most votes by October first, we will make next.