Friends, my apologies for the delays, I’ve been keeping very busy with a church project this year. My commitment to the project will be over in March, so I’ll have a lot more time for blogging then.
I wanted to share a recent discovery. For 2012 we’re trying to “green” our household cleaners, and one of my biggest concerns was eliminating liquid soaps. They’re expensive, and overused. I also don’t like regular soaps, as they can hang on to germs between uses, especially that bathroom counter-top bar that gets frequent use. It gets soggy and unappealing, gets stuck in rings, and begins slipping around.
You may remember those old “soap shavings” dispensers, which dispense a powdered detergent for hand-washing. Fairly sanitary and tidy, but I’m not interested in using detergents on skin.
My solution is shavings of castile soap, a vegetable-based, all natural soap.
While watching television a few nights ago, I took a potato peeler to a bar of soap (like any other crazy frugalista does on a Monday night), and made these beautiful soap curls! One bar of soap will fill this jar about six times. To wash hands or face, simply pick up a single curl, and scrub up! No sticky sloppy bar, no transfer of “used soap” germs, and not an egregious use of time. (A fine task for television watching).
Also, the soap curls smell delightful! With all the surface areas of the soap curls, it smells fantastic.