Monday, April 9, 2012

Provident Living...Lavender Liquid Hand Soap!

Lavender...Clean Smelling and Calming
I Heart Pinterest...
I get a great deal of satisfaction when I actually make something from an idea I pinned on Pinterest.  I actually made a Board for things I have accomplished.  It's been a lot of fun to learn how to make my own laundry soaps and household cleaners.  It's amazing how many useful tips and tutorials are available on Pinterest.  This week I was able to make my own liquid hand was incredibly easy!

The "Pin"
I found the tutorial for making liquid hand soap on a blog called Savvy Housekeeping.  Since she has done such a good job, please visit her blog for the instructions.  I will tell you that I used...
...1 bar of Yardley English Lavender soap...$1
1 Tablespoon of Glycerin...less than $4 per bottle
10 cups of water

Gifts for the church ladies I visit each month.
As the soap mixture was cooling, I added a few drops of lavender essential oil and a few drops of food coloring.  I think they turned out nice.  I was able to make four gifts, refill two bottles of my own and still have enough left to refill another bottle.  So be sure to visit Savvy Housekeeping for more details.

A Birthday Gift Made With Love...
Zetta's Aprons Nesting Dolls!

This past weekend was my birthday.  It was doubly perfect...the weather was beautiful and my family showed me so much love and caring.  I was especially touched by the darling nesting dolls that my youngest daughter, Sascha, painted for me.  They are like anime girls...each wearing a colorful apron.  Sascha has so much talent and a quirky sense of fun...I never know what she will do next.  It's what I love about her! 

Where in Disneyland?
This one is probably pretty easy.
I didn't get a guess on the last picture...

The figurehead is located in Fowler's Cove...where the sailing vessel Columbia docks.


grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Hi Shirley,
Oh, what wonderful handsoap you have so lovingly made for your dear ladies! You are so very thoughtful and I know they will be blessed!
I am happily putting the finishing touches on your surprise giveaway today. I will let you know when I pop it in the mail so you can be watching for it.
I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!
Carolynn x x x

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Oh, dear, I missed wishing you Happy Birthday, Shirley! It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family! Your daughter is very talented! The little dolls are adorable and so wonderfully painted!
I am sad to say that I accidentally erased your address on my email. Would you mind resending it to me. I will be putting your giveaway in the mail tomorrow...kind of a belated birthday present, too.
Blessings, my friend,

vivian said...

Happy Belated birthday Shirley! love the soap idea. I'm going to hop over there in a minute. I love yardleys lavender soap. I may have to give this a try.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I hope it was great.
Cool soap gift! I'll have to check that out. I already make my own powered laundry soap for the last 3 years. Love it!

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Shirley!! I am glad you had a beautiful birthday!! Love the lavender hand soap!! Your daughter is very talented!! Those nesting dolls are so sweet!! xo Heather

LBP said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your daughter is very talented as those nesting dolls are just adorbale. I love lavendar soap. Thanks for the link to the pin. Don't you just love Pinterest!!!



Sarah said...

That soap sounds so nice! I love the smell of lavender. I'll have to show this to my mom, too, if she hasn't seen it yet. Lavender is one of her favorites too! I love the idea of making it at home.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I always love reading your comments!


Betsy said...

Hi Shirley,

Happy Belated Birthday! The nesting dolls are just adorable--what a fun gift, and so thoughtful. I am so excited to try the lavender hand soap. I love Yardley lavender soap and have a bar in my bathroom all the time, but it gets to be such a mess. The bottles you made for gifts are so cute. I love the extra touch of the tag you attached. This is definitely something I'm going to try.


Tammy's in Love said...

I just made my first batch of laundry soap and now I'm inspired! Your bottles are beautiful too! A very pretty post.


Tammy's in Love said...

I just made my first batch of laundry soap and now I'm inspired! Your bottles are beautiful too! A very pretty post.


1House1Couple said...

Belated birthday greetings, Shirley!

Thanks for sharing with us the steps to make our very own handsoap. Lavender is a lovely scent, indeed!


p.s. glad I found you at Lori's blog at Bleak2Unique

Linda Ruthie said...

I have everything to make this liquid hand soap since I also pinned it months ago. I do need something to store it in once it's made. I'm glad to hear yours turned out well. Such beautiful gifts.
I did make my own powdered laundry soap a few weeks ago and I'm quite happy with it. Next is detergent for the dishwasher. And I also pinned one for daily shower spray I want to try.
I'm so glad I stopped for a visit to catch up with you.