My mother and mother in law use my handmade soaps, bar and liquid soap. It is a good thing to know they enjoy the soaps.
I made a few bars of special designed soap for them in celebration of Mothers’ Day this May. I used some backyard home-grown herb, Clinacanthus nutans and French red clay to create some colourful swirl.
They are both in their 70s’. In order to pamper their delicate skin, I used coconut oil, palm oil, castor bean oil, grape seed oil and canola oil to make the soap. It was scented with their favourite scent, Lavender and Patchouli essential oil.
My soaping students shared some related soap-and-mother stories with me recently.
Wan Ainun made some rose soaps for her mother who was admitted for a complication following her knee cap transplant. She said the soap was readily prepared for her mom to be used upon her discharge. What a touching story!
Sharina’s daughter, an avid swimmer suffers eczema due to chlorine in the pool water. She was overjoyed that her daughter’s skin condition has improved significantly after using her soaps made of neem oil, shea butter and lavender essential oil.
Kelly generously and cheerfully donated some of her handmade soaps to her parents’ in law. They put up a soap sale to raise fund for their church.
I am sure many more mothers out there are making soaps for their mothers and children. Soap made with so much love and passion is the best soap ever!
Enjoy the soaps, Mom :))