Monthly Archives: August 2010

Today begins our fifth day of using kitchen spices in soap by using Garam Masala Powder, which contains cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black pepper, and coriander. Did you know that garam masala is Hindi for hot mixture? Garam actually refers to the intensity of the spices rather than heat like chili peppers are said to be [...]

Garam Masala in Cold Process Soap

Weather in Northern Utah has been very interesting today and I just had to share with you! This morning started out with a heavy cold rain and then the skies cleared to mostly blue skies. Within half an hour, the clouds would roll back over the skies and it would start raining again! So far, [...]

Weather in Northern Utah

Today begins our fouth day of using kitchen spices in soap by using Red Chili Pepper Powder, which is simply powdered red chili peppers. Chili powder is typically blended with other spices in Indian, Spanish, Caribbean and Tex-Mex dishes. Chili con carne, enchiladas, curries, spiced rice, and many other similar dishes are popular uses for chili [...]

Red Chili Powder in Cold Process Soap

Today begins our third day of using kitchen spices in soap by using curry powder, which is actually a blend of various spices. I was quite surprised when I learned that curry powder was a blend of spices as I had always thought that curry was a pepper like plant! This particular curry powder contains, [...]

Curry Powder in Cold Process Soap

Today begins our second day of using kitchen spices in soap by using dill weed, which is the leaves and stalks of the dill plant. Dill is typically used as aromatic flavoring for pickles, butters, fish, and breads. Dill is a popular herb in the Baltic region of Europe and used in gravlax, borscht and other [...]

Dill in Cold Process Soap

Today we are going to begin our 10 batches of cold process soap with kitchen spices by making soap with kelp powder. Kelp powder is typically used as flavoring for soups and sushi in Oriental countries. Many people use it as an addition to dishes along with salt or in the place of salt and it [...]

Kelp Powder in Cold Process Soap

Before our move I purchased a few different kitchen spices and herbs to test in cold process soap. Ok, I purchased 10 total spices for testing purposes and I promise these were purchased in small quantities! I haven’t been able to get around to testing these spices until recently. You may be asking which spices [...]

Kitchen Spices in Cold Process Soap

Yesterday I showed you how to make a Grape Lime Rickey. Now I’ll show you how to make a refreshing bar of soap to pair perfectly with the Grape Lime Rickey. This soap will be a swirled soap and very easy to make. I will start mixing the larger batch that is lime scented first and [...]

Grape Lime Rickey Soap

Yesterday I showed you the Lime Zest soap and I promised that I would show you what I make with the juice from the limes. As a little girl I remember our family making grape lime rickeys during the hot days of summer. This drink is a wonderfully cool refreshment that anyone will enjoy! This recipe [...]

Grape Lime Rickeys

After I made the Lemon Zest soap, I decided I also needed to make a Lime Zest soap. I used some Bay Rum Fragrance Oil to help scent the soap because so many masculine blends contain lime. I hope you enjoy this soap as much as I do! Collect needed items: Ingredients Palm Kernel Oil Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Coconut Oil Grapeseed [...]

Lime Zest Soap

Have you ever heard the song, “This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride? I’ve had this song stuck in my head and while I was testing this lip balm, I started singing this song with my own twist! “This is for all you coffee baristas, Pouring coffee just trying to enjoy, a cup, a [...]

Perfectly Coffee Lip Balm