Thursday, September 20, 2012

Harvest of a different kind

Yesterday evening I picked all the Calendula blooms I could find to dry for soap making. I also picked a good deal of sage leaves. I have been cooking with sage quite a bit, but these leaves are also to be dried  for soap.

On the weekend I hope to make this Calendula soap which I have made once before and it was lovely.

I also want to make Sage and Lemon Grass soap which I have also made before and the recipe is found here at Slow Living Essentials.

It's a pity I have to take the glorious blooms from the garden but I always leave the rest that come at the end of spring to enjoy then shake the seeds out all over the place for them to pop up and surprise me next spring.


Lois Evensen said...

Ah, soap making is one thing I haven't tried. I am sure it's wonderful to be able to make and use your own.

BTW, I'm having a heck of a time with your comment thingie to prove I'm not a robot. It is more and more difficult to read and type the correct words/letters.

Love your blog,

MrsYub said...

I cannot wait to try soap making! Have to wait till I have a place to do it that is safe from small hands though. Thankyou for the post! It has encouraged me to keep on working towards the goal :)