Thursday, January 31, 2013


 This is all I have left of the bar of unscented goat's milk soap I bought for my face at last year's MDSW. I saved it until cold weather and now I am hoarding the little slivers like crazy.

When I bought it, I had no idea I would be outside in the cold and wind for hours, several times a week, teaching kids how to skate. I would have told you that you were crazy if you even suggested it but here it is. Besides the creamy goat's milk soap, I have been swearing by the weird vinegar I bought for the dogs itchy spots and some generic Vick's vaporub. I make a mixture of warm water and vinegar and splash it all over my face and then cover any areas that may get chapped with the goo. So far I have not had a single problem. I do know I will be buying several bars of that goat soap come May. That stuff is great.


  1. My daughter swears by that apple cider vinegar. She uses it for just about everything. The gardener and I, on the other hand use the generic Vicks vapor rub for just about everything that ails us but this is the first time I've heard of combining the two. I'll have to give it a try! :-)

  2. I love handmade soaps and I make all of our soaps. They really do make a difference and don't dry out your skin. What great exercise to skate several times a week.

  3. well I never......but Im going to try your RECIPE

  4. My dog Angie is sooo itchy
    what will the vinegar do for her/?
    and I see your baby over there on the flickr what a handsome beautiful're in total bliss holding him.
    ahhhhh nothing better
    please share dogs and vinegar.

    1. We have very hard water here so I always give the dogs (and myself) a vinegar rinse after bathing. I use a solution-a splash of vinegar in about a quart of water and it seems to help the itch. The Gentamicin spray we get from the vet is the real wonder drug. Stops the hot spots every time. Our poor Maltese was nearly bald from chewing on herself.
      And yes....that baby is bliss. I wish I could see him more often.