Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A Better Beveler and a March Give-Away
I attended a poultry industries convention today.
I would love to talk about it.
But vowed not to blog about my job.
So, I will just show you this neat key chain I got.
And tell you that we had pork for lunch
and that made no sense at all.
Now, on to the subject of beveling soap.
I made some new spring soaps a few days ago.
The top one is Rosemary with ground apricot seed.
This is my Gardeners Hand Soap.
The apricot seed is just abrasive enough to
really scrub up dirty hands.
The bottom one is Rise and Shine with chamomile buds.
This bar would also make a nice soap
for hard working hands.
First we cut the bars,
and then, to make the soap "hand friendly"
we bevel the bars.
When I first started making soap I beveled
each bar by hand with a paring knife.
Then I graduated to this type of beveler.
This is the bottom side, to show you the blade.
This is the top side.
We just run the edges of the soap across
One time, while cleaning the house for a showing,
I hid this beveler from myself and couldn't find it anywhere.
Being too cheap to replace it, knowing someday I would
find it again,
I bought a less expensive beveler to get me through.
I love this one.
It's easy to hold, less cumbersome,
and more importantly, gets the job done without
stripping away as much soap.
The pile on the left is from the box type beveler.
The pile on the right is from the hand held beveler.
None of the scraps will go to waste
as soon as I figure out how to make laundry soap
or something out of them.
But the new beveler leaves more soap on the bar.
So, there is your bit of soap beveling trivia for the day.
Now, for all of you who have stayed with me on this post,
it is time for another give-away.
I had so much fun with my steel stamping set that I posted about yesterday,
I thought I would share the joy
and offer a set to a lucky winner.
If you would like to enter the drawing, just be a follower of this blog
and leave a comment below.
The first name drawn on March 8 will win the stamping set.
The second name drawn will win a bar of our
White Tea and Ginger goat's milk soap.
Luck of the Irish to you : )
Linking up with Lisa and Nancy for Rural Thursday Blog Hop.