Soap


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This melt & pour soap was super fun and easy to make!  We used Champagne Sugar Fragrance in it.  According to the catalog this fragrance is a mixture of the sugary fruits of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, orange, apple, banana, dew fruit and pineapple along with more scents in there.  It’s a really sophisticated, classy [...]

Champagne Sugar Soap


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As you might imagine, it has been pretty busy around here lately. We have been trying to clean up the blog kitchen in our spare time. We make many different products with all the ingredients in the catalog, which means we have a ton of partial bottles of fragrance. We are trying to use up [...]

Red Grape & Blueberry Soap


Finished Soap
Finished Soap Hello friends! I hope you all enjoyed Taylor’s story about poor, little Gracie getting skunked! We decided to come up with a recipe for a bar soap for dogs. GUYS! This is my very first time making soap. Crazy, I know. I was super nervous when I first started making this soap that I completely [...]

Soap for Stinky Pups



Finished Calendula Petals Soap
Finished Calendula Petals Soap Good morning! I’m sure everyone has read the “About Katy” section and discovered that I am new to this whole soap making business. So when Taylor came to me with this project, I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty nervous. Now that I’m writing this, I can’t believe I was worried. Using Melt and [...]

Calendula Petals Soap



Finished Essential Oil Blend 7
Finished Essential Oil Blend I love all kinds of scented products. Perfumes, potpourri, lotions, body scrubs, etc. If it is scented, I am almost guaranteed to love it. That being said, I am funny in that I like my soaps to have a clean scent. Masculine, feminine or unisex, soap scents all need to smell fresh [...]

Building a Scent Blend for Soap




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