In this phase of our soap-making process we measure out all of our oils and ingredients according to weight, not volume. It's critical to measure according to weight because some oils are heavier than others, and you need to ensure that their weight, when combined with the lye and water, will result in a solid and safe bar of soap. If weighed amounts are off, your soap can turn out lye-heavy and be harsh and drying, or it can be oil-heavy and turn out greasy and soft. Therefore, to ensure the most accurate measurement possible, weight measurements are used.
Weight: Weight is determined by the heaviness, or mass, of the particular item, and is measured with the use of a scale.
Volume: Volume is the amount of space that the item you're measuring takes up. It’s a common measurement in food recipes, and recipes where ratios are more important than precision.
Unity in this country will require more than just empathy. It will require compassion—the genuine desire to understand another’s need, and the sincere willingness to self-sacrifice to help meet that need. Mending the wounds of our country is a responsibility we ALL share. We ALL share this same need. How willing are you to try to understand me? How willing am I to try to understand you? How willing are you to let go of your pride and vanity to help me? How willing am I to let go of my pride and vanity to help you?
Strengthening this country will require compromise and the willingness to let go of some of our self-serving beliefs for the good of our neighbors. But, it must be done by both sides. It cannot be one side always compromising and bending to the will of the other. There must be reciprocity. For any one of us to refuse to show compassion for the sake of our neighbors during our country’s time of greatest need, is a choice. Should it ever be your choice, own it. Take full responsibility and be fully accountable for the consequences of that choice. Accept, without any complaint or finger-pointing, what you receive in return for making that choice. However, be forewarned, our country will eventually self-destruct if we don’t learn how to get out of our own way.
Glory B's unifies all of what I love most—the earth and its natural elements like stone and wood; the creative arts, whether through the written word, or photography, or paint; and helping others to make the world a better place.