Purchase and enjoy items made with the same loving care and skill as those made on the Ohio frontier in the mid-19th century. Every frontier wife knew how to render lard and use a hopper to sift ashes to produce the lye needed for making soap. She also knew how to dip wicks in bees wax,using care to keep them straight, to produce candles for her family's lighting needs. Spinning, weaving and other textile arts kept the family warm. And of course, history and tall tales were always told by the fire.
These items have beenmade or produced by the staff and volunteers at The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency.
The first novel in the Johnston Chronicles is inspired by the true story of John and Rachel Johnston. In 1802 John Johnston and his young ride, Rachel, left Philadelphia, headed for Fort Wayne deep in
the heart of the Indian Territory. They knew the journey would
be perilous, but they did not expect that, once they had reached
the safety of the fort, they would find themselves... IN THE
MIDST OF DANGER
All natural ingredients. Soaps may contain: vanilla, rose petals, rose water, canola oil, olive oil, lard (pork fat), and lye. Soaps are for external use only. Cakes are hand-cut, so size and weight will vary. Any defects are a part of the nature of being handmade. Each bar will carry the date it was made. Lye soap needs tp cure from three to four weeks for it to be at its best.
Available in plain, vanilla or rose waterr. Please specify type. Up to six bars of soap can be shipped for the $4.95 S&H price. If more are desired, please add .50 additional shipping per bar. $2.00 price is for ONE (1) bar.
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