Monthly Archives: May 2009



Monday and Tuesday had some great posts from jaspersgarden and shelikesspring. Both of you rose beyond the call of duty and had some wonderful pictures and text! As I promised, both of you will be sent the gift certificates as well as some very fun gifts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise! Yesterday, I [...]

Pronunciation Guide to MMS Products, Part 2


We have an Audio Version of this blog at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to download these audio versions of the blog! If you have been watching the New Products section of the catalog lately, then you will know that we have released several new fragrances. Some of these new fragrances have quite the [...]

Pronunciation Guide to MMS Products, Part 1





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This is one of the questions I hear answered by our Technical Support Department while helping soap makers when they call wanting help. I thought that I could share some pictures previous soap batches I’ve made and show what you are looking for as indicators of the trace. First things first, what is trace? [...]

What is Trace?



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Last week I shared my experiences at the local Gardener’s Market as well as my thoughts that officially felt like growing season now. I’ve been pulling weeds out of the garden and arguing with chickens over the spots they can dig. Not that the chickens argue back, they just tilt their heads and look at [...]

Gardener’s Hand Therapy


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Yesterday, I made a Sparkling Body Butter, but what about those out there that want a light summer lotion, but tell me, “Please! Forget the glitter!” I searched our recipe archives and found a great lotion. Sun-Flower Power is a light lotion that will give you a great summer lotion without making your skin feel [...]

Sun-Flower Power Light Lotion


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I’m sure most people know someone that loves glitter. Today I’ll be making the Sparkling Body Butter found in our recipes section. This lotion is for those glitter fanatics in your life (or the Twilight fanatics). Just make sure that the lotion doesn’t end up right next to the lotion without glitter, otherwise you will [...]

Sparkling Body Butter




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We have been getting the MAKE magazine at our house since the first issue. I have a stack of all 17 issues at home and the new 18th issue is here at work sitting on my desk. This magazine is a great magazine for all variations of techie geeks and each project is likely to [...]

Food Soap Show & Tell


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Comparison of a shaken bottle and a bottle that has sat for a while.Yesterday, I told you that I would show you how to color a Blooming Bath Oil. I was wondering how could you explain to people that the bath oil needed to be shaken before using in a bath? That question got me [...]

Coloring Blooming Bath Oils