Soap Making Class and Blueberries
It is powerful when you write a column stating all of the benefits of a product and people use that product and see results instantly. What am I talking about? Handmade soap.
When I wrote about making and using handcrafted soap a few weeks ago, I never expected the response that I received from you, dear readers. You came out to the market, bought a bar and tried it out for yourselves. The very best part, though, was hearing so many of you tell me that your eczema improved tremendously after taking a bath with the soap. Listening to your testimonies over and over was beautiful music to my ears, and I am so glad that you found relief.
We have the power to take charge of our health. The good Lord gave us the brains, and the knowledge is everywhere, we just have to take the time to study on it. We have come to rely on pharmaceuticals to cure all of our ills when there is a natural pharmacy out in our yard with healing herbs. Many remedies can be made up by our own hands- without all of the harmful side effects.
For instance, it is common this time of year to use DEET as a mosquito repellent for your skin. Yes, it may ward off those thirsty blood suckers, but that is a stout chemical! I would caution you to use it only in extreme cases as it will take the paint off your shoes, and it will remove your toenail polish. Ask me how I know.
A much more gentle repellant is Lemongrass. Washing with a mild Lemongrass soap will also repel mosquitos in most cases, and you don’t have to worry about ruining your fancy pedicure.Come by and see me under the pink tent at the Locust Farmers Market and grab a bar and see for yourself.
If you are interested in learning how to make handmade soap, I am offering a Hot Process Soapmaking demonstration at Sweet Harvest Homestead on Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00-11:30.
Come out to Stanfield and enjoy some Southern hospitality. While you are here, I will show you step by step how I make our very own sweet harvest homestead soap. Come hungry! I can’t have you to my home without feeding you. We will have my famous ham and beans, a fresh green salad with homemade basil dressing, cornbread, cake, and tea.
You will go home with a bar of soap, my soap making booklet and new knowledge.
Classes are limited to 10 people, and spots are reserved with payment. $40 per person or two for $70.For more information, you can email me at Lindy@LindySellers.com or call 704-877-5227.
Now, about the blueberries; Our middle son, Wesley has a summer job of picking and selling blueberries for a friend of ours. If you would like some locally grown, pesticide free, heart healthy blueberries, come and see us at the farmers market, Wesley will have his berries there. Come early, though; those babies were sold out in two hours the last time he was there.
That’s the news from the homestead, see you next week.