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How did people make soap in colonial times?
In the Colonial times, many people brought over supplies from Europe. The Colonists needed to be sanitary, so they made soap from natural substances. Colonial soap was made using two key ingredients: lye, which colonists made from the ash of wood fires, and fat, which was the byproduct of butchering animals.
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Most likely using a butter churn.
\ni believe they traveled by horse
I have seen different statements on the history of soap. One said it was invented in the middle ages, and another said it was ancient. The Latin name for it was a word I recog…nized, with the root "sapo." This comes from Germanic sources, but was, in fact, Latin, and not Late Latin, so I would be inclined to believe it was ancient. Regardless, hard soap was an invention of the Middle Ages. There was a soap makers guild very early, in the seventh century, in at least one Italian city. And in writings of the time of Charlemagne, soap making was said to be an honorable craft. People of the Middle Ages believed a clean and healthy body was indicative of a clean and healthy soul. They also believed that disease could be spread by bad air, and that foul odors were therefore an evil. They were usually very clean. Clearly soap was important to them as it was how they got themselves clean.
They stole and probably murdered people for there valuables.
People were patriots in the colonial times for different reasons. One was that they saw what people were doing to the loyalists and were afraid that that might happent to them…. Another reason is that they belived that what the king was doing to them by taxing them was wrong and they wanted to be separate from the king and his taxes.
According to some research studies, people watch soap operas because they help them escape problems in their own everyday lives. One study on this subject also clai…ms that people associate with soap operas because they find similarities in the social and personal problems displayed in such television shows with their own problems: "Despite the presence of melodrama in soaps, there is also a recognisable element of realism, which allows the viewers to become involved by means of relating themselves to the characters and situations." (http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Students/pjl9601.html) Never-ending suspense is another attractive factor to soap operas.
soap was produced by boiling wood ash lye and fats together
About 5 shillings a day. what the heck are shillings?!?!?!?
To be sanitary, to sell, to wash when bathing...
they went to a milliner
Well, they used really old machines and spun it. Sort of like yarn
lye and fat
The pilgrims brought with them goats and made cheese from their milk, probably soft cheeses made with heat and vinegar, and later, when milk cows became more prevalent, ch…eddar cheese was even exported back to Europe! Dairy houses for butter and cheese built in Colonial America still survive to this day. Check out Colonial Williamsburg and their fantastic cheese house at the related link below.
they soaked the herbs in warm water. Then they puled out the leaf after 1 min. They usually added honey.:-) (-: later
Needle and thread, almost exactly as hand sewing is done now. The sewing machine was still a few years down the road in Colonial times.
They used mud heated it up and then molded it
People that lived in colonial times earned their living by selling cash crops such as tobacco and cotton as well as fruits and vegetables.