Tina


About Tina

I started thesage.com in 1996 with the help of my husband. Now I get to help people make all kinds of soaps and bath and body products. I think my favorite things to make are lip balms and lotions/creams. Of course I get most of the soap technical support questions because that is my strong knowledge area. Glad this blog is here!


ApplePie
Today is the most wonderful day of the Pie World. I love pie. Today I am making blueberry, apple, pecan and chocolate pecan. This morning, before we head back home, we are getting orders out the door. Our focus today is to ship everything we can by noon. Our hope is that we clear every [...]

Pie Day 2016


Thanksgiving2
I am sure you have much on your mind so I will be brief. This week is Thanksgiving and we are making plans for meals, family and friends, pies AND YOUR ORDERS. It is very important to us that we get your orders out the door before we leave for the holiday. MMS will be working [...]

Thanksgiving – what to expect


I love these Pooping Promotes Literacy magnets! 2
I love these Pooping Promotes Literacy magnets!Today I need a breather. I am a bit disheartened that this presidential race has had more than enough of poop slinging. Today I am sharing with you a giggle to warm the heart and remind everyone we are here for the team, the whole team (Team Human).  A [...]

Pooping Promotes Literacy





How do you apply your perfume? 2
How do you apply your perfume? Our technical support team was recently asked a question about perfumes. The asker wants to know if she can use our fragrance oils straight from the bottle as a perfume. The answer is NO! Each of our fragrance oils is very concentrated. We want people to dilute the fragrance oil into a [...]

Perfumes – dilution is the solution!



Mary's knitted blanket honoring her mother and grandmother.
Mary’s knitted blanket honoring her mother and grandmother. Have you ever wished you could clearly explain what you see? Sometimes when I am in a class and demonstrating I will explain there are fine differences from one phase to the next while making soap. It can be quite difficult to see these minor changes while one [...]

Can you see what I see?


Patchouly scented soap on the left and control on the right. 2
Patchouly Fragrance Oil scented soap on the left and control on the right. Don’t expect a discoloration with our fragrance oil. How do you spell the name for this deep, long-lasting scent? We have recently been asked to change the spelling of our essential oil because we spell the name wrong. All three ways of spelling patchouly [...]

Patchouly, Patchouli, Pachouli


Don't get caught with your potatoes half peeled! 1
Don’t get caught with your potatoes half peeled! When it comes to explicit instructions of how to follow a procedure, you can’t skip any details. Part of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is writing a good instruction set for anyone to pick up your job and make exactly what you make. I’m not sure where this photo [...]

GMP or Potatoes?



Is this your mother’s gift basket?Last January we received this note in our INBOX. “Hello! I tried to place an order today that was declined. My employer gave us $ 100 American Express gift cards for Christmas, and I wanted to use mine to pick up some more supplies. No matter what [...]

Gift Cards – their pros and cons


This is a very busy week for us and I just wanted to give a reminder that Boxing Day is not far away! To help give inspiration, MMS is adding a red label to every box we ship reminding all recipients to participate in this wonderful holiday. These stickers will ask everyone to: “Keep this [...]

New Stickers for Boxing Day