Until around 1916, making soap at home was commonplace. Using wood or plant ashes and leftover animal fats, families produced their own soap for cleaning their clothes and themselves.
Cold-process soap is a beautiful looking handmade soap that, when scented with essential oils and colored with botanical elements, makes for a project you can make at home that looks like it came from an artist’s gallery.
Handmade soap is not only therapeutic and fun to make, but it’s a great way to infuse the healing properties of plants into something that touches our skin daily. Take a look at these beautiful homemade soap recipes, and make a batch of your own!