I had this morning off and hoped to finish the lye water boil down. A few hours later, including cool down, the potato floats! The mixture did need to be transferd to a bowl with a deep enough bottom to see if it would float. Since lye water is made from passing water through ashes, … Continue reading We have a floater!
In my mind, being self sufficient includes being able to make soap; not saying that we will never buy another bar made by someone else, just saying I want to know how... from scratch. This soap will be made from we already have on the homestead; wood ash (lye water) and lard. Buying lye is … Continue reading Making lye water