• Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas – Unique Gifts You Can Craft

    September 30, 2011

    It’s hard to believe that Saturday is the first day of October. Not only that but it’s bringing some much cooler temps along with it! We’re dropping from the high 70s into the low 50s for a Saturday high. So of course it has me dying to pull out my fall wardrobe and get a…

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  • How to Make Soap (In Pictures!)

    June 7, 2011

    Recently I decided I’d share my soapmaking process with you. I’ve had a written tutorial up for some time, but there have never been any photos to go with it. So Sunday I made several batches of a Red Currant scented shea butter soap and had my mom take photos! Now you can get a…

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  • How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soaps

    June 2, 2011

    Handmade soap is gentler on skin because it’s made with natural ingredients, not synthetic ingredients found in most commercial soaps whose sole purpose is to create a foam or lather. Because of this many individuals who can’t use commercial soap, and have turned to using only handmade soaps. I first got into soapmaking because I…

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  • Handmade Natural Rosemary Mint Soap

    May 10, 2011

    I have two new soaps curing. I made these last week. Both are Rosemary Mint. However, one is just a plain jane bar scented with rosemary mint fragrance and sprinkled with rosemary leaves. The other is a special, very limited edition shampoo and body bar created for my friend Leah. It’s scented with rosemary mint…

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  • A special limited edition Bayberry Shea Butter Soap.

    November 8, 2010

    Yesterday my niece, Maddie, and I made a batch of Bayberry scented glycerin soap with orange, hot toddy scented cold process soap balls inside. Maddie is in kindergarten. Here Maddie is mixing the all natural, glycerin soap base as it melts. She also stirred in the bayberry fragrance. Maddie is carefully adding the orange soap…

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