Handmade With Love From Texas

I have always wanted to make my own soaps. I just never understood the whole concept of buying soap to make soap. I got to thinking about it and thought, “I guess it is the same as buying wax to make candles”.

Every time I go to small shops where handmade soaps are made, I am always drawn over to the rack to admire them and take a sniff. However, I have never purchased any bars of homemade soaps. Never have I even tried a bar of it. I always use liquid soap at home.  

My blogging friend Benita made some goat milk based soap and I was excited when I receive a few of them from her in the mail the other day to try. I immediately opened one to try it out. I was impressed! I loved the smell and silky feel of these little soaps. The light fragrance of honey almond smelled clean and fresh. 


I'm sold! So far I used the soap on my hands and face and love the feeling it gave my skin. I plan to use it in the shower next for an all over feel.
I was amazed at how creamy it felt without making my skin feel oily but yet made it feel hydrated and soft. I accidentally got a little in my eyes and it did not even irritate them like most soaps will.

Would you just look at that lather!


Making soap could be fun as I have read about so many different fragrances and ingredients you can use. Benita has given me the inspiration to try making my own. I’m still not sure I could pull it off as good as hers are. I am doing a loofah garden this year and the loofah sponges will be ready to harvest in the Fall. I think this would make a great combination to homemade soap projects. 


Head over to Benita's blog ,Chasing Quaintness and check it out. She is so talented and her post are fun and interesting. 
She also host link parties you can join in or just look around. 


PS: I think she should really sell these soaps!!

15 comments

  1. The soap is beautiful, but I must admit I am intrigued by the loofah garden. I have never heard of that!

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    1. It's something different. I didnt know you could grow bath sponges either so this will be exciting for me to see if it happens!

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  2. Lisa, thank you so much! You are just too sweet! I'm glad you are enjoying them. This "melt and pour" soap is so easy to make. I'm afraid of making the ones that use lye because I really have nowhere to make them so that it stays out of my home. These I can make in the kitchen in about an hour and then let them sit to firm up. You will love making them, especially with your loofahs. I have to order mine because dirt is about the only thing I seem to grow well! ;-) Thank you again so much for all of your sweet words! Hugs!

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    1. Yea, lye scares the bejezus out me. If I get loofahs, Ill send you some!

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  3. Benita is just a doll. I don't know why her blog won't pop up in my side bar feed. Headed over to say Hi to her. xo Diana

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    1. I dunno. Google is doing some weird stuff now days.

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    1. She said they had vitamin E in them too. I forgot to post that. They are wonderful actually.

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  5. Funny you should blog about this. Sherry just looked in on a lady who makes her soap over in Charlotte at a 'starving artists' exhibit. We were there to take in grand daughter Megan's booth. now called NODA area or something like that.. The pic you show the soap is very pretty. Much different from mama's lye soar made out in the big black wash pot when I was a kid. It was just cut up into chunks. LOL
    Love from over here,
    Sherry & jack

    PS: I need a proofer. hahaha

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    1. Thats all I ever do is look at them. Im glad I got to try some. Hope your grand daughter does well at her booth. Yes “Noda”. North Davidson area.

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  6. I have a friend who makes soap and gives me some once in a while.
    I can't use it on my face though but love to wash my hands with it.
    Will have to check out Benita's blog.

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    1. Lucky for me, my skin is not sinsative so ill try anything on my face as long as it dont have harsh chemicals in it. One day I will find the right one to bring out my youth. Haha.

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  7. I too love homemade soap Lisa and that soap sure looks beautiful.

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  8. What a fun Christmas gift that would be - homemade soup paired with home grown loofah!!

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  9. One of the byproduct of bees is wax. Jilda is looking in to how to make candles from our HomeFolk Honey:)

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