"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003
Monday, 11 April 2011
MKid was given the honour of being the first member of the family to try out his Nana's fist batch of soap :-) There he was, standing in the middle of the shower cubicle, holding the bar of soap - the biggest grin on his face. Slowly he put his hand under the stream of water, and then, oh, so gently, he rubbed his hands and soap together. I swear to you - he never lost the grin.
Bless his cotton socks - he then proceeded to complete his shower - humming away contentedly. His verdict - "perfect Nana". Music to my ears. Even the next morning he came to me and said, "I can still smell your soap on my arm, Nana - it's very nice" :-) Well, I am a very proud Nana!
Naturally, I couldn't take a photo of him in the shower - so here's the next best - a photo of him washing his hands before lunch...
I have sent him home with three bars - for him and NGirl.
The final result:
Yes, it does produce more than enough bubbles :-)
Yes, it does leave our skin feeling fresh and clean. And softer - much softer :-) RSon says it is even perfect for his face - leaves it feeling beautifully moisturised.
And no, there was not enough perfume - I only added some fresh honey and a bit of ground cinnamon. Next time I will add some essential oil.
I can't wait to make the next batch - I'm hooked!
All in all, everyone has given it the thumbs up - and I am thrilled that there is now one less chemical entering this house.