Rain & Snow, & Soap To Go
I was looking outside at the snow the other day–yes, we still have snow, and I wondered if anyone had ever made soap using it.
I thought snow soap sounded like an intriguing idea, and even a great marketing concept, but then wondered about how one would filter the snow and “clean” it. Would it have to be distilled?
My next thought was rain. Catch rain in a clean receptacle and make soap. The challenges would remain the same as for snow, but what a marketing angle! Imagine snow soap from Alaska or a rain soap from Washington. I think the public would take a second look at a product of that nature.
That brings me to my question. Have you ever made soap from snow or rain? How did you clean it? Did you distill it? What other unusual or downright zany soapmaking ideas have you used? You can even tell us about the ones you’ve thought of, but didn’t try!