May 27, 2007 – Soap-Making Day 1

Today was soap-making day with Morning Sun farm. We assembled all the basic ingredients (beef and pork fats, lye, rainwater) and went to work.

By far the most tedious part is cooling and stirring the soap back down to the temperature required to pour it in a mold. It’s a lot of stirring!

Finally the soap “traces” or leaves a small mark when dripped on intself from a spoon. Then it is poured into the molds.

Here are te soapmakers standing next to four batches of soap – one naked goat milk soap, one cornmeal, one lavender, and one orange.

one year ago…

One thought on “May 27, 2007 – Soap-Making Day 1

  1. Wow, everything looks great. What a wonderful idea.
    I used to live in Iowa for 2 years, I loved it and I miss it…
    I found your site while doing a search on ‘gourds’, they are my passion.


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