Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Each time we've come to Europe, we look to find artisans in their field working at their craft daily. We've met so many craftsmen/women here that are incredibly inspirational, it's always a bit of a surprise to come across another one...
This time, so far, it's Fabrice, who we met in his shop that he owns with his wife. They make soap. Such a serious soap maker that when we asked him if he'd like to come to the Chateau and talk about the process, he said he didn't think he could do that because he and his wife would be making large trays of soap and they would just be too busy!
And something I'd heard for years and never seen proof of was finally presented to moi,
in full color:
Soap, from horses. It can no longer be denied.
In a mixture of my terrible, broken French and his mixt Frenglish, I do believe we got to the bottom of this!
Another interesting fact: 86% oil was the maximum oil addition for a soap.
They no longer go all out like that. 72% d'huile is all you'll get these days...
This could last you for more loads than you're willing to do!