8 January 2011

Homemade Soap in a Crate

An old, painted crate from a rummage sale has made the perfect home for our handmade soap, making a cheerful display in our kitchen (especially with the little “sunshine” decoration).

Every batch of soap we’ve made in our home has been unique, but each and every bar of soap makes for a smooth, refreshing, and bubbly wash.

Homemade Soap

Crate: Inexpensive yard sale find

Soap: Homemade – plain & oatmeal

Decoration: Handmade and easy to make
(for a closer look, see them in a tree or basket)

P.S. You can find the recipe for this kind of soap on the Homestead Blessings: The Art of Soap Making DVD.

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  1. 21 Responses to “Homemade Soap”

  2. Ellen on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    We tried our hand at homemade soap last year and I love it! So rewarding making soap from scratch! ♥

  3. Jen Kindle on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    could you share your soap recipe?

  4. Rebecca on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    My sister, mother, and I just made our first batch of basic soap yesterday. We are in the waiting process to see if it worked! Yours is beautiful and Lord willing ours will also be beautiful when finished. We plan to mill it when we are done. So it will be a long time before its done, a few weeks. I will have to post about it when its done.

    Your pictures are inspiring and what a blessing your blog is!

    In Christ,

  5. Kristiana on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    Your homemade soap looks so pretty! I have a bar of homemade soap that is rose scented and I love it! Will you post the recipe?


  6. Sonya on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    Do you have a “recipe” for your soap? I have made glycerin soap before and I would like to try some other kinds too.

  7. Emily Rose on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    Ladies, you can find the recipe for this kind of soap on the Homestead Blessings: The Art of Soap Making DVD. Blessings, Emily Rose

  8. Eden Richardson on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    Oh, the photos are great! I bet the soap has a lovely scent too. :) I think I should learn how to make soap myself. It sounds like it can be a lot of fun and economical at the same time! Blessings!

  9. jennifer @ her southern charm on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    I just bought three of their videos- bread making, quilting, and crafts! So excited! Watched the breadmaking one tonight and loved it! Can’t wait to make a loaf! Next, the canning video is on my list. They are so inspiring!

    Where do you get your materials for the soap making??

  10. Anna on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    How creative and useful at the same time. :-)

  11. Cousin Marjorie on Jan 8, 2011 said:

    We too, love using the extras to make “soap balls”…they’re also amazingly perfect for no slippery-ness!

  12. Annie on Jan 9, 2011 said:

    We’ve never tried making homemade soap. It’s another one of those things on the never-ending “what I would love to do someday” list. :) Thanks for sharing, Emily Rose, your photos are so elegant as always. :)
    Many Blessings,
    P.S. I love Homestead Blessings as well…such practical ideas presented by lovely feminine ladies…so inspiring! :)

  13. Rhonda Devine on Jan 9, 2011 said:

    Looks great, Emily Rose! Have always wanted to try this–maybe one day….miss you all–come visit soon:)

  14. Susannah on Jan 9, 2011 said:

    We got that DVD for Christmas and we’re planning on making the soap too :)

  15. Pauline on Jan 10, 2011 said:

    Oh Emily, that is soooooo pretty, I love homemade soap!!!!!
    this is one of my favorites! Pauline

  16. Hannah on Jan 10, 2011 said:

    What beautiful soaps, and cute display! What a creative idea. I love reading your blog!


  17. Hand sisters on Jan 10, 2011 said:

    Hello Emily!

    I’ve been following your blog for some time, and always look forward to a new post. :)

    My sisters and I just opened an Etsy shop and blog for all the old-fashioned sometimes-random stuff we make. But none of us are photographers, of even very computer savvy for that matter. We’d love it if you’d stop by our shop and tell us what you think of our photos or any tips to improve them.

    with love,

    Reagan (and Emma and Madeleine) Hand

  18. Mosey on Jan 11, 2011 said:

    gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing, I think you’ve inspired me to give making soap a shot!

  19. Caroline on Jan 11, 2011 said:

    Who knew soap could be so beautiful? :)

  20. Super Soap Making on May 31, 2011 said:

    These lovely handmade soaps are absolutely perfect display in your kitchen. Glad you decided to add these work of art in your home.

  21. Mulberry Organics on Apr 19, 2012 said:

    I just made my first handmade soaps from the soap making class and i loved it! :)
    Yea appreciate if you could share some of the recipes :)

  22. Helen on Mar 16, 2013 said:

    I sooo want to try my hand at handmade soaps.

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