Wow, this cart really sat for a while, 8 months to be exact. We originally picked this up off the side of the road after a day at the Greek Festival back in October. It was thrown (figuratively speaking) on the roof rack of the car and pushed into the laundry room/work room of the house where it sat. And sat. It sat so long stuff began to get piled on it and it risked getting lost and forgotten.
Besides needing painted, it was missing a back. I'm not sure why there was no back considering it was on casters and rolled quite nicely.
It took all Spring but the weather finally changed and we were able to drag the table saw outside and make a back for it. Once the back was on, the project became just a little bit more doable.
Before painting it, I added a little decorative lip to the top of it.
I also sanded and seasoned the cutting board with mineral oil.
I added two little stays to the sides of the cutting board so it wouldn't get shoved in too far and hit the new back of the cart.
How can Lora's Beauty handmade soap be improved? That was the question I asked myself one day. We already use organically sourced herbs and the finest oils and butters.
Each artisan bar is than scented with pure essential oils, not fragrance oils, and because we love the rain forest, we never use palm oil.
photo credits: NPR
So how can it get any better? The answer came to me one day at my day job when I found one of my co-workers had goats and loads of goats' milk to share!
After talking to him we worked out some logistics and the next day I found a gallon of goats' milk on my desk. I hauled it home on my bike that evening and the next Saturday I was making a new batch of Honey and Safflower soap made with not just goats' milk but FRESH-FROM-THE-GOAT-GOATS'-MILK!
Previously, I used organic powdered goats' milk I reconstituted. However, as I was mixing this new batch of soap I could tell the difference right away. It just seemed creamier. Almost like vanilla milkshake creamy. Seriously, it looked decadent!