Friday evening’s return home from a long day brightened considerably when I found a Fed Ex package on my front porch. It was a heavy, odd sized envelope from a friend in Alabama. Hey, I never get packages from her! It was then I remembered a Facebook post begging her to send me some of her homemade soap. Could it be? I tore the package open wildly to find out. YES!!! I screamed happily smelling the herbs, flowers, Shea and other fragrances billowing out from the package. See my treasures in the photo above!
Shea Butter (for men) – Oats and Rosemary – Rose Pedals – Cucumber & Melon – Lilly & Lilac – Goats Milk with Rose – Chamomile – Lavender and Caribbean
In my childhood years, Grandmother and I made soap on the cool fall days. She would use the fresh cut and grated soap for laundry and bar soap for hands then change recipes for bath soap. I loved the smell of Grandmas line-dried laundry and have the recipes ready to go but have failed to carve out time. I’ve promised my family for years that I would make them Grandma’s soap, but now it’s time to come clean!
This special delivery from a very special friend is exactly what I needed to nudge me toward a batch of Grandma’s fresh smelling laundry soap. If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to have your soap recipe too. Please post to this blog. I have the book below for hand soap recipes but will post Grandmas secret recipe next week for you (have to retrieve it from my basement storage). Let’s share soap recipes!