Monthly Archives: December 2010

Eclipse T-shirt. 1
Sometimes, I float around the web looking at different blogs and read about what people are making. I stumbled across Erin’s blog post about her Eclipse themed party that she hosted for her friends and she used our Twilight Collection and kits for her party. Erin has kindly given me permission to repost her blog [...]

Eclipse Party Hosted by Erin

Back at the beginning of December we received an e-mail from Crystal. It was such a great thing to read that I just had to share it with you! First, I’d like to say I have never been disappointed with any of your products or service. Due to a complicated pregnancy I’ve been out of the [...]

Orange Lip Balm

The old soaps collection.
The old soaps collection.I’m sure every reader here has their own reasons for why they make soaps, lotions and other products. Allergies, sensitive skin, the desire for knowledge, a hobby, becoming a self-sustaining person, and many more reasons. While I haven’t even touched the surface of all the reasons, there is one reason that makes [...]

Soaps of the Past

On Monday I posted about holiday memories and traditions and I asked for other stories from our readers. Denny sent me this wonderful story and it pulled at my heart strings when I first read the story. Enjoy! I was just remembering last night (someone else’s story on TV reminded me) when I got a train set [...]

Holiday Memories

Christmas Tree2
Everyone has memories and stories of previous holidays that they enjoy sharing with others. I’m sure we all listen to the stories and think, “I couldn’t have done that!” or “I can’t believe they actually pulled it off!” When I sat down to write today, I wasn’t sure what to say at first. Then I remembered [...]

Holiday Memories and Traditions

♫ Gift Certificates, Gift Certificates! Now is the time to order Gift Certificates! We are here, writing a rhyme, We’ll get your Gift Certificate out on time! Order Gift Certificates and have a wonderful holiday! Hey! ♫ Don’t forget, you can also make Money Roses as gifts too! Visit the Money Roses tutorial to make great roses for anyone as a [...]

Gift Certificates!

Cooling diluted soap. 8
Yesterday, I showed you a liquid soap that overflowed and was a very troublesome batch overall. Today, I’ll show you a batch of soap that I formulated with the idea of having a soap that had a good lather. Collect needed items: Ingredients Sweet Almond Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Palm Kernel Oil Wheat Germ Oil Potassium Hydroxide Water (I used Reverse Osmosis.) Equipment Scale Soap Spoons Gloves Crock [...]

Introduction to Liquid Soap Week, Day Three

Diluting the complete batch of soap. 13
As I mentioned back on November 12th, I have finally found my testing crock pot. During the time that has passed, I’ve been reading the Making Natural Liquid Soaps by Catherine Failor. Here are my thoughts and observations from the first chapter. Overall, the information from the first chapter of this book is good and I [...]

Introduction to Liquid Soap Week, Day One

Renee's Watermelon Soap from her Etsy shop. 2
Recently, a bar of soap was sent in to our office and I just had to share a picture of this awe inspiring soap with you. Renee, of Tub-Time Treasures, made this batch of soap that was inspired from the Watermelon Soap that was shown on the blog back in March. I have to say that [...]

Missing Summer?