Here are the three simple ingredients that you will need...
lye, distilled water & lard, plus your "favorite" essential oil
if you would like your soap scented)!
Of coarse, I "love" to use doTERRA's essentialoils in
all of my bodycare & cleaning recipes!
For this recipe I used "Wild Orange",
which has become my new favorite!
Here my lye & water mixture is waiting to cool!
Lye can be "dangerous" to work with so please
follow Becky's safety tips when working with lye!
In this photo my soap mixture has reached "trace"!
Trace is the point at which the lye and oils can no longer separate!
You know you are at the "trace" point when the
soap mixture leaves a "trail" in your bowl! It's kind of like a really thick pudding!
Trace is the point at which you will add your "favorite"
essential oil, oils, coloring or embellishments!
Here my soap was just pored in the mold!
If I use Becky's recipe again I will probably either line
my mold with saran wrap or use a silicone mold
because this soap did not want to release from the mold very well!
You can get your soaps to release from the molds by either putting them
in the freezer, by getting the bottom of the mold
warm with a blow dryer or simply lining your mold with saran wrap!
If anyone is interested in purchasing doTERRA essentail
oils please contact me!
They are simply the "best" oils out there!
Have a "Happy Easter" everyone!
PS: Please stop by "Becky's Homestead" to for her
Raggedy “Hair” Tutorial from ORP! To get
started we will start with Picture #1-Wrap a strand of yarn around your
fingers several times to form loops as shown in picture #1. Picture
#2-Starting hand stitching these loops at the top/center of
the raggedy’s head. I hand stitch the loops right down the seam line
of the head. Picture #3-When the hair on one side is finished, continue
stitching the loops down the other side of the head. I usually try to
not go any further down the head then the temples with the hair.
Picture #4-This is the “wild” shot. The top is now finished. One more
step to go. Picture #5-Start stitching the loops across the back of the
raggedy’s head in a straight line. When you are all finished you can
go back and clip the top of each loop or you can leave your raggedy’s
hair “loopy”. I like to clip each loop but leave a few “loops” in the
bang area. I especially like to leaves some “loops” on my girl
raggedies. If you purchase ORP’s Raggedy Annie & Andie Pattern, I
state the actually size of the strands of yarns that I use and how many
strands that I use on these raggedies but this will give you a general
idea of how I do Raggedy hair.
Striped Raggedy Leg Tutorial from Old Road Primitives. This is the
"easy" way to paint "perfect" little stripes on your raggedy's leg.
Picture #1-Paint stripes evenly on fabric. (I used scotch tape spaced
evenly across the fabric.) Dry stripes. A blow dryer speeds up this
process. Remove tape from fabric. Picture #2-Fold the fabric in half
with stripes on the inside (RSI-Right Sides In).
Please note…be sure to line the stripes up evenly. Picture #3-Trace
the leg/shoe pattern piece to the fabric. Picture #4-Sew and trim
leg/shoe piece. Picture #5-Turn the leg/shoe piece (RSO-Right Sides
Out). Stuff the leg/shoe to the stuff line. Walla…now wasn’t that
easy? Go ahead and paint the shoe. Let it dry. Stain, dry and sand
the leg/shoe piece one last time. ORP's Raggedy Annie & Andie
pattern can be purchased at the following link...http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/catalog.php?item=355