Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lally Broch Farm




Our latest batches of home-made, hand-mixed, poured, and cut soups are very nearly finished curing and are ready to use. I really love how these turned out. This batch was not made with our goat's milk. Instead, I used a recipe that called for coconut oil, olive oil, safflower oil, and flax seed oil. (I used organic oils in our soaps.) This produced a really creamy soap that is great for moisturizing winter chapped or farm chaffed hands and body. This soap lathers beautifully, especially when used with a loofah in the shower or bath.



I, personally, do not like over-powering fragrance. But, I listened to the feedback regarding scents from past bars of soap I made. Almost unanomously the call was, "more scent!" These bars were scented using essential oils of lavender and cucumber-melon. They are delightfully fragrant, but not perfume-y. I did not use any colorant. The soaps are a lovely, creamy, ivory color.



And, here are the wrapped, finished soaps. I played with the presentation of my bars of soap; leaving my soaps unwrapped, partially wrapping them, etc. Finally, I decided- I think they look pretty in simple paper wraps- like little presents. ♥

Now, for the fun: We want to send one reader a gift of two- 3 oz (approximately) bars of Lally Broch Soap. If you have joined us on our journey by becoming a "member" you will automatically be entered into the free drawing. If you haven't already signed up to follow our blog, now is a good time to do just that. To do that, you must scroll down to click the blue "join this site" button between the Lally Broch Farm button code and list of member's picture icons. Once you've join us, please, comment on this post the best way to reach you, if you are the randomly selected winner. We'll reveal the winner on this blog, our facebook page, and tweet it, too. You can earn extra entries by helping us to spread the word; share the giveaway on your facebook page, tweet it, etc. That's it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We're very excited about the opportunity to share a couple of our newest soaps with you ♥. Thanks for visiting today, friends. We're sure glad you stopped by.

Sean and Sonja ♥

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45 comments:

  1. You know where to find me. =)

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  2. Would love to win your soap! you may contact me through my e-mail.

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    1. Will do, but what is your name? ;) Thanks for visiting and entering the drawing!

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  3. Oh, I love handmade soaps! Yours look awesome!

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    1. Thanks. We've been playing with recipes and practicing for months. To finally have a product that I can share, is an awesome feeling. ♥

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  4. I would love to win your soap. And I'd love to follow your blog but I can't find a place to do it and the link on the Rafflecopter doesn't work. :( You can reach me at carol at everythinghomewithcarol dot com.

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    1. I am sorry about that. I contacted you via your website. Thanks for checking us out.

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  5. So excited, I love handmade soap! mindieandadam@sbcglobal.net!

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  6. What delicate looking soaps, I just adore heart-made things.

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    1. I love that expression, "heart-made". I think I might borrow it for future descriptions of the soap we are making. Thanks for joining us. I am glad you are here. :)

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  7. Yay soaps...love them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome. If you win, you'll have to tell me which scent you prefer! :)

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  8. The soaps sound wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    1. These are my favorite batch yet! I'd love you to get an opportunity to try them out. ♥

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  9. I'm preparing to start my own soap making, would love to get these. Thanks for the giveaway. ewemama@verizon.net I just found you through a pin on Pinterest, will definitely be coming back to "visit."

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    1. Are you making a milk based or oil based soap? Based on your name, I imagine you have sheep? :)

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  10. Beautiful soaps! And I love the way you're packaging them. Great job!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Shell! The next batch is from the recipes you shared. Can't wait to make them and post all about it! ♥

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  11. I would like to buy some soap and so would a friend of mine. How do we order? ~Becky

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    1. Good morning, Becky :)

      You can click on the Etsy button on the side bar of our blog and it will take you directly to our store. (Can you call it a store, if it currently only holds 1 item???) Thanks so much for your interest in trying our soap. ♥

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  12. I would love to win your soaps! Cant wait to spend some time checking out your page!

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    1. Welcome, Midge!

      I am glad you popped in for a visit. I hope you enjoy it and will come back often. :)

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  13. Great product! I would absolutely love to win your soap. Thanks for the opportunity :) I follow your blog and your FB page! Thanks. queenb@epix.net

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! That is so encouraging to hear. :)

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  14. Beautiful soaps. I agree on the scent issue and hope to win your beautifully scented but not over powering : ) soaps! And to be fair I am sharing your contest on my page too. I hope the contest is a big success.

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    1. Thanks, Janet! I appreciate the extra press. :)

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  15. The soap lsounds divine! Thanks for the opportunity!
    :) Lori
    Lmorse@ be-jewelednh.com

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    1. I really love how this batch turned out. Very creamy with a great lather. I hope you'll get the chance to try them out for yourself!:)

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  16. Thanks for sharing, Janet! I appreciate it!

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  17. I love homemade soaps! Thanks for the doing this.

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  18. Would love to try your soap =) maizeys@aol.com

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  19. Great giveaway! I just found your page recently from facebook and love your story! It sounds a bit like the journey we are just starting on! Looking forward to reading more!

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    1. I appreciate you kind words of encouragement, Julia. I hope you'll join us again soon.

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  20. I adore handmade soap. Thanks for doing a giveaway. :) heartgirl28 (at) hotmail.com

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  21. I would love to win homemade soap!
    Amanda Lauderman
    alauderman00@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for droppin by Amanda and entering our give-away. :)

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  22. I would love to win. I love that the soaps are not very scented as I have a sensitivity to strong scents! Best way to contact me is my email. dawnfernandez08@gmail.com. Looking forward to following the blog.

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    1. Welcome, Dawn. My mother and niece are very sensetive to strong scents. I make my soaps with a light scent so they can use them without being adversely affected. I think you'll love them. :)

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    2. Dawn, you are the winner! I will send you an email to get your address. :) Congratulations. I hope you like them.

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