Yesterday I made two small batches of soap from herbs from the garden. I started with an all-natural goat’s milk soap base…I hope one day to learn how to make it, but for now, I purchase it from Soap Molds and More http://www.soapmoldsnmore.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=673
Goat’s milk is nourishing and soothing to the skin and makes a wonderful base for soap. Once I have my base, I add magic from the garden.
As I said, I made two varieties of soap yesterday. The first with Irish Steel Cut oats combined with dried spearmint from the garden ground to a medium fine consistency. This combined with the soap base to make a soothing green refreshing and nourishing blend!
I made about two pounds of each variety, poured them into my molds and let them cool. Once cooled and released from the molds, I “wash” the soaps in heavily salted water which allows the outside of the soap to cure and makes the bars last longer.
These beauties will be stored for my own use as well as be made into gifts for friends and family!
Making your own soap is just one way to use the bounty of nature that we cultivate in our gardens.