If you are of Irish decent and are interested in finding your roots, the National Library of Ireland has published all parish records dating back to the 1700s on the website below. You no longer have to travel to Dublin to look at the records! Enjoy!
Making your own foaming hand soap for use by the bathroom sink is actually quite easy… ridiculously easy actually. All you need is liquid castile soap, water and a foaming pump. You can make your own liquid castile by soaking a small amount of grated castile soap in hot water (this is our preferred method since the ingredients for this soap would be just soap and water plus any essential oils you add for fragrance. It is also considerably less expensive than using premade liquid castile, just remember to use within a week or so depending on the temperature in the house since there are no preservatives in this mix). Continue to dilute the soap until you get a very thin, almost watery liquid. Tip: You can freeze the leftover castile to keep it fresh until you need it – just put into freezer bags portioned for each refill. You can do this with the coconut soap or olive coconut soap as well. This will also work as a body wash!
If you are short on time, a pre-made liquid soap like Dr. Bronners would be a quick alternative. Just fill the pump half with the liquid Castile and half with water, add any essential oils you wish to add for fragrance and you are good to go!
[We don’t make liquid soaps here at Liskabora because we don’t make anything that would require a preservative.]
Making some updates to these lists! New sources have been added that we have discovered since last compiling these, enjoy! I am going to spend some time working on additional lists for other areas and continue to separate things further to make these easier to use. 🙂