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Finished soap. Isn't it beautiful?
Mixing together oils, water, and lye. Mixing together my oils. Let’s face it, even though we all hate to admit it, we all make mistakes. I know a lot of us soapers out there have made a batch of soap, taken a whiff and thought: holy smokes that’s some smelly soap! Don’t think it’s the end of [...]

How to Decrease Scent in Soap


Cut bars of Great Salt Lake Brine Soap. 1
A view of Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains from Antelope Island across Gunnison Bay of the Great Salt Lake.I have to admit that until a few years ago, I hadn’t ever considered visiting Antelope Island State Park. My first visit taught me more about Antelope Island than I thought it would. I’ve started [...]

Great Salt Lake Brine Soap



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Okay, I have a confession to make. When I first started making my own personal care products, I did not like lavender. My exposure to lavender was fairly limited as a child and it smell medicinal and like old grandmas to me. This was long before that I learned that lavender can smell widely different [...]

Learning to Love Lavender











Finished Castor Oil Soap 2
Finished Castor Oil Soap As a soapmaker, when you first start looking at formulating your own recipe, it can be overwhelming with all the different types of oils out there. What do you choose? One oil that is often recommended is Castor Oil. Castor Oil is a wonderful oil that boosts lather in soap. However in [...]

Making Soap with Castor Oil