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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is Joyce Hein!

Joyce Hein (GinghamGirl, #6071) has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Expert Level My Fair Farmgirl Merit Badge!

“I have long wanted to make my own soap … and I finally did! Not only is it healthier, but it’s considerably cheaper and the bar lasts twice as long. I also made my own shampoo, conditioner, hair rinse, face wash, toner, face serum, and aftershave for hubby.

I realized that making soap can be used for many different things! I grate it for my laundry detergent (homemade now!), bubble bath for the kids, and some other recipes that I haven’t tried yet but are on my list, such as foaming hand wash. All health and beauty products in our home are now 100% natural and homemade. Although it may seem that initially it costs more as you need to buy supplies, in the long run you save a considerable amount as the supplies last quite a bit longer than buying one simple store-bought item. For Christmas, we gave only homemade goodies; the baskets included bath salts, soaps, and aftershave for the men.”

  1. Lisa Von Saunder says:

    Good for you Joyce! Wow what a project your started ! Where did you get your recipes?

  2. Barbara Criss says:

    My friend makes soap to sell and I love it! I have been buying soap from her for several years and I am always thinking I will try making it myself. It looks like such fun. I have a book about how to make it so that is a small step toward beginning.

  3. Debbie Klann says:

    Congratulations, Joyce!! What kind of soap did you make?

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Wow, Joyce, What an achievement learning to make all of those personal care items!!

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