Mountain Man Bar
|When I was in school, growing up here in Cache Valley, we would always cover some part of the valley’s history. Some of the stories I have not been able to forget. Ask any local here the story of Old Ephraim and you will be sat down to hear this incredible tale. Our valley was named because of all of the caches created by trappers to hold their furs. We have many stories of the trappers and traders that came here. We even have a heritage center that gives demonstrations of the early life here and many local canyons host rendezvous in the summer. I wanted to make a soap was a reminder to our history and in its own way, told the stories of the mountain men. Come join me in the kitchen for this mountain man bar.
I wanted a soap that smelled natural. I wanted the scent of moss, fir, pines and other forestry scents. This soap makes me think of sitting under a pine tree not too long after it has rained, when all of the scents of the forest are sharp and fresh. It makes me want to pull out my sketch book and colored pencils, hike up a trail in one of our local canyons and draw the flora and fauna that I discover. This is truly the perfect bar for anyone who spends a great amount of time in the great outdoors. It smell fresh, natural and earthy. It is beautiful outdoors scent that carries all kinds of memories. Try it today!
Collect Needed Materials:
Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the essential oils and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!