Some time back,
I shared that I was infusing oil with pine resin.
It is a natural antiseptic
and smells absolutely wonderful.
You can see how it came about right here.
To my embarrassment,
I forgot to share the results
once the oil was infused.
I have made a couple batches of soap
and a small batch of lotion bars.
It makes a great soap;
however, there were a few differences.
When I went to use the stick blender,
it thickened really quickly.
Also, it is darker than usual
which doesn't really matter to us.
It's usually a soft white color.
Mr. LB was having reactions to store bought soap~
even the ones for sensitive skin.
He has had no reactions and loves the smell of this.
If you have the opportunity to get some pine sap,
I would strongly suggest it.
The sap in a thrift store pan
that I don't ever plan on using
for kitchen purposes.
I heated it over a low heat
so it could be poured into
a glass jar and mixed
with olive oil.
I filled each jar about
1/4 full then poured olive oil
in to fill the jar.
I actually left it for about
2-3 months before using it
for the soap.
For the first batch,
I used all infused oil.
The second batch,
I used half infused and
half regular olive oil.
It turned out equally well
with no other changes made to the recipe.
I treasure this oil and will be on the look out for more any time
we go get firewood from now on.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches