Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tip of the Day

Here is the tip of the day. It is based upon my latest experience.

  If you even get lye on your skin (in case you didn't know, lye is extremely caustic), take some vinegar and apply it to where the lye has had contact with the skin. I have heard this is supposed to work, and I hope it is true, for today, right after mixing the lye with the rainwater, I put my hand in a bowl of popcorn and proceeded to eat the popcorn. Unbeknown to me, there was lye right on my fingertips. Now the lye had not affected my fingertips and I am not sure why that happened, but, once I bit into the popcorn, 'ouch', my tongue was burning! When I realized what had happened, I ran out to the garage for the vinegar and took a swig of it. It is no longer burning, but I feel a little bump there on my tongue. I will definitely be more careful next time! A lesson learned well today.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Wide Variety of Soaps

  There are some varieties of soaps that I make and here is a pic with some samples of different shapes. These soaps are goat's milk-oatmeal soaps, but in different shapes. Most people choose the rectangle shape, rough cut and they do come in rectangle (some are rough cut and I also have smooth), and there are flowery ones as well. All have the same scent of oatmeal, milk and honey, but there is a variety of shapes.
   There are also regular, plain soaps (soaps that are not goat's milk-oatmeal) that are made the same way as the goat's milk-oatmeal, but they come in different shapes and have different scents. I call these soaps 'fancy soaps' and they also come in a variety of colors. Some are also in a round shape, as well as oval and rectangle.
   Another variety of the 'fancy' soaps are the Volcano soaps which are kind of an orangy-coral color, with a cedar-orange scent. They contain pumice and are similar to the soap called, 'Lava' which you can find in the stores.
  Last of all, there are the glycerine soaps, which come in an egg shape with a rubber toy inside of the soap. There also are little sheep soaps that are made with glycerine and are different colors as well.