The next picture of soap bars is of peppermint chamomile. These bars have a slightly "scrubby" feel to them, making them great for exfoliating. They have ground chamomile flowers, ground coriander, and ginger in them. Along with the peppermint essential oil, they make for a really fragrant soap. They're curing in our bedroom and the smell really helps keep my sinuses open so I can sleep! They'll be ready to use at the same time as the catnip bars.
Along with the eight hats I've crocheted, the afghan I crocheted, and some knitted dish cloths, I've made a little start on gift making. I am determined to not go into debt over Christmas. We've done that in the past. If I can leave one thought with the modern Proverbs 31 Woman it is this: Christmas gift giving should be a joy. If you can't afford the gifts and then buy them anyway - later to complain and feel miserable about it - then it's a sin. God loves a cheerful giver. He wants your giving to be from the heart - and not just at Christmas, but every day of the year, every day you live. After all, He gave you the perfect gift, His Son.
Can we all give a little more cheerfully, no matter how large or small that gift? In God's eyes, the gifts that seemingly cost us nothing but love are the ones that matter.