So the soap has been curing for 2 days now and though I burned out the motor on the stick blender, and the soap took several hours to set up, it is now out of the molds and on the rack. It was scary this time since usually the soap hardens within the first hour after pouring, but I think that with the extra ounce or two of water I added to prevent a super fast setup I got what I asked for. I am excited for this soap to cure since I am planning to shred some of it to make shampoo. There are so many things I still buy at the store that contain all kinds of crap that I shouldn't put on my body. So far I have tried making toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, chapstick, and soap. All but the soap and chapstick will need some tweaking before I can cease buying the store bought kinds. Consistent lessons in patience and perseverance. Keep an eye out for the recipe section coming out in the next few months. Would be nice for somebody to be able to skip a few steps...
Born in New Hampshire and raised in Maine, Eva's passion for living self sustainably began with Helen and Scott Nearing. Both were homesteaders who carved their lives from the land. Eva now lives in Eastern West Virginia, with her husband Dain and daughter Shayna, carving out her own life.