NEW YORK STATE FAIR -- Fair goers have a chance to get creative watching and participating in craft demonstrations. We found Lorraine Jackson crafting cold-processed soaps by hand.
The Agriculture and Carriage Museum is home to a number of craftsmen and women with skills ranging from basket making, to hand spinning and barn loom weaving.
Jackson says she started making soap after being inspired by the fair show back in 2001. This year is her 10th anniversary of state fair demonstrations. She says with the right mixture of ingredients, you're left with a handy, all-natural product.
"What you end up making through the wonderful magic of chemistry, you end up making soap and glycerin, and it's the glycerin with the soap that moisturizes one's skin because it acts as a natural humectants. And it's the glycerin incorporated with the soap that gets your clothes clean and takes all the stains out," Jackson said.