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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Making Castile Soap

Trouble Shooting Castile Soap. I find making liquid soap to be a challenge, like baking I have noticed that the weather plays a part in how fast or slow the liquid soap gets the clear vaseline like stage.
Of course the oils used do make a difference in the finished product. Because I like to use argon and shea butter, I don't always ended up with the clearest soap. But never the less I do get a soap that is wonderful for the body as well as other household chores. I have also experiment with goats milk soap . It is a nice way of adding a little extra to moisturize the skin.
Not one for following recipes, I find that the experimenting with different ingredient is part of the fun of exploring soap making. In an almost magical way you see that Potassium sulfate can take a variety of oils and morph into a liquid soap that is amazing.
1. Potassium Sulfate is caustic. Safety and precautions should be taken.
2. Patience ...soap making is not always by the book so it may take  less or more time for soap to get to trace.
3. Thickening of soap has been an issue at times. Though there are various ways to thicken soap. I find that even a thin layer of soap has a thickening effect when used. I would rather keep to a natural base than begin to add to many chemicals or ingredients
4. I do love the feel of glycerin and so I do superfat with glycern as well various oils high in vitmanins and minerals.

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Festival dates rib fest, mason dixon, rain day, avalon ,


Festival dates rib fest, mason dixon, rain day, avalon ,

This is not a complete list of events. We will add as the events are secured.

July 4th Monongahela Chamber of commerce Celebration
5pm till fireworks

July 18 th West Virginia Rib Festival

It's that time of year again! Come join us for a day of family-friendly fun at Mylan Park right outside of Morgantown, West Virginia!

The area's best rib cook-off with live entertainment, kids' activities, and great food! And it all benefits a great cause!

Saturday, July 18th, 2009
11:00am - 7:00pm

Mylan Park

Admissions: Adults:$5
Children 12 & under: FREE

June through October
Wednesday 5th Annual Farmers Market
American legion parking lot East Green street
Waynesburg Pa 3pm to 6 pm
Every wednedsay through fall
Art Blast on the Mon
Greensbor 10 am to 5 pm
Mary shine 724-943 4462

August 1st and 2nd Bruno Field in Sewickley twp Parks

August 22nd 23
Mason Dixon Park, Mt. Morris at 10 am

Rain day festival July 29 th

Waynesburg Pa
Star Trail City Duck festival
Details at a later date
August 1 st
Avalon Paw Paw West Virginia


August 7th 8th and 9th
Music and entertainment and a great all natural setting
September Labor Day Festival
West Moreland Park
September 6th and 7th
White covered bridge
Greene County Pa
September 19th and 20th
September 26th and 27
Arts in the Park
Ryerson Station
Greene County Pennsylvania
10 am till 6 Saturday
and Sunday from 10 am till 5pm

Cedar Creek Park, Bell Veron Route 51
Native American Pow Wow
10th and 11th of October

Ladies of the shriner 9am to 4pm
Syria Mosque The Pittsburgh Shriners 24 th of

Harvest Festival Greene county musuem
17 and 18 th of October
more information to follow
HillCrest Cristian Academy
November 7th
7 am to 3pm
South hills assembly Church
2725 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park, Pa 15102

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