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My New Kitchen Soap!

This is a picture of my new kitchen soap. I call it a kitchen soap because it is full of every citrus essential oil known to man (well, at least known to me!).  I used those oils so that this soap would cut grease!  I wish the picture was scratch and sniff! The...

And the winner is….

Valerie!  We tweaked her name just a bit to end up with Lavender Oat Scrub! She's still curing on our shelves and we haven't dressed her up yet but I'll let you know when she's ready to make her debut on our website!  Valerie, let me know which soap you'd like and...

Lavender and Oatmeal Soap?

I have many new soaps curing on my shelves for the next few weeks.  However, some of the poor things don't have any names.  How about another contest? Here's a picture of the next new soap! It is made with finely chopped oatmeal and scented with Lavender essential...

I wish I’d done this years ago!

Soap making day in my kitchen is an all day affair.  I start around 8 in the morning. I have to pull all of my oils and supplies out and begin setting things up in my kitchen.  I start actually making the soap between 9 and 10  and I'm usually done by 3 or 4 in the...

And the winner is….

Kathy Jimison!  With the wonderful name "Lavender Lullaby"! And here she is all dressed up..... Congratulations Kathy! Let me know which soap you'd like to have and I'll mail that right out to you.  And thank you so much for an amazing name - love, love, love it! This...

In my soap kitchen…

Today I'm soaping!  A large batch of Castile and a new fall soap, a new shaving soap (think the islands!) and my Pumpkin Spice soap - one of the most difficult ones to make.  It can get dicey when you add food to soap...lots of math and the ability to beat it to death...

Contest ends tonight!

Just a few reminders today: The soap naming contest for my new baby soap ends tonight at midnight - great names so far.  Remember, you can submit as many names as you'd like.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday and your choice of soap will be mailed right out to...

It’s all about the baby….

A few years ago, when I learned I was going to be a Grandma, I made a baby soap.  It was o.k. That wasn't quite good enough - especially for my grandbaby.  So...I've been working on it and making some changes and now I'm happy with it.  No...not happy...thrilled! It's...

Homeschoolers, New Soaps and….?

I had some homeschoolers visit for a "field trip" to Miss Cheri's kitchen last Friday to see how soap is made and how to use herbs in soap. We talked about math and chemistry and saponification! It was SO much fun to have them here.  I let them know that we were...