Monthly Archives: July 2011


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[ August 26, 2011; September 30, 2011; ] Last week, I received an e-mail from Tammi of Beehive Soap and Body Care about a soap drive that she is helping the Sugar House Farmer's Market run. She asked if I would share a blog post about this soap drive with our readers in hopes that fellow Utah soapmakers would be willing to take [...]

Guest Blog: Improving My Local Market


Weighing Stearic Acid 5
This week has been chock full of heirloom recipes. Wow! Can you believe that? I am not sure that I can! Since we only have one day left this week I thought we would finish off the week with another additive that helps the skin stay smooth, soft and hydrated. Mixing this cream was a rather [...]

Sodium Lactate Heirloom Cream


Weighing Stearic Acid
I found Jean’s Heirloom Cream and the Honey Heirloom to be so intriqing and inspiring that I just HAD to do it with Hydrovance. I must admit, I am amazed at the dramatic difference that occurs in this cream when you change the humectant in these creams. Wow! It is unbelievable.This cream was really delightful [...]

Hydrovance Heirloom Cream



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Yesterday I OOPSED. Today I am going to fix this heirloom cream. When making this cream I was rather stuck in what I should scent this with. As I got to the end however, I decided there was no way you could talk me into covering that delicious honey odor. This cream reminds me of [...]

Honey Heirloom Cream


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I found Jean’s Heirloom Hand Cream to be really enjoyable and inspiring. I just loved how dewy and velvety my skin felt and looked! I began to ponder if I could make this recipe using honey. My father keeps bees and believe me… we are nearly drowning in the stuff! Come join me for this [...]

Honey Heirloom Cream – Oops




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Many products that combat acne and other blemishes are very drying to the skin, which tends to make the problem worse. I wanted a light and moisturizing cream that would keep the skin soft and from feeling dry or stripped.I love the feel of Jojoba Oil but I learned a few things about it today. [...]

Tea Tree Moisturizing Cream


Finished Scrub 5
I adore scrubs. Absolutely love them. Here at MMS I am known as the Queen of scrubs. Sugar, salt, solid, liquid, soapy, foamy, oily, scratchy, smooth, body polishers and glazes, you name it and I have: a recipe, note, thought or idea tucked away somewhere. My fat orange cat loves scrubs too! Can you believe [...]

Tea Tree Scrub


This morning I received an e-mail from our UPS representative about a disruption in operations in their main U.S. operation center. I’ve attached the text from the email for you to read. We would like to advise you that last night’s severe weather in Louisville, KY, caused significant disruption to operations at Worldport, our main operations [...]

UPS Shipping Alert



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I love face masks. They give me time to slow down and do something for myself. In the heat of summer, it is especially nice to slow down, take a cool bath, apply a cool mask and put slices of cucumbers over the eyes. If you need to, please lock the door, unplug the phone, [...]

Tea Tree Mask


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I love using toners. They feel so refreshing and can make your skin feel really great. Sometimes I forget my bottle is getting low and I run out! Ack! I wanted a toner that would be a quick and easy project and have a great feel. Well, I think I have it. Come join me [...]

Tea Tree Toner


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We all have had a blemish at least once in our lives. (Some of us wish we had them less.) However, it is a fact of life that we all get them. I wanted to make a soap that was refreshing and useful in cleansing the skin. I used Tea Tree in this soap. Come [...]

Tea Tree Soap Bar