This Thursday, Kristy K. is sharing what happened in her Accidentally Green life – she made soap from scratch! (I’ve tried her soap, and it’s great! It lathers well, cleans well, and makes tons of bubbles.) Here’s her guest post:
As a long-time reader and fan of Accidentally Green, I’m constantly looking for ways to make our lives greener and healthier. We’ve switched to glass food storage containers, replaced our household cleaners with safer alternatives and tried to make healthier choices at the grocery store. So when I read a blog post on www.moneysavingmom.com about making homemade soap, I was eager to try it. The process was fairly simple and the results were better than I imagined.
I started with a basic recipe for honey-almond oatmeal, loosely based on Money Saving Mom’s post:
Honey-Almond Oatmeal Soap
12 ounces lye crystals
48 ounces vegetable shortening
21 ounces olive oil
18 ounces coconut oil
1 cup pulverized oats
1 small bottle of honey-almond essential oil
After dissolving the lye crystals in cold water, the liquid becomes hot. Then it must be cooled down.
How about you?
How are you and your family living an Accidentally Green life? Please e-mail stories and/or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be posted on an upcoming Thursday.