Thoughts from The Sage


I've dusted off my soap box! 4
It isn’t everyday I find myself wanting to climb onto my soapbox and speak out loudly. But today is one of those days where I am going to dust off my soap box, climb up on top and speak my mind. Just what is it that I am thinking of? Porch pirates. Every year, as [...]

Stop Porch Pirates!



All it takes to fix a sugar scrub is a little salt!
We were asked about a sugar scrub base that was having a bit of issues. The Glycerin Scrub Base was enjoying the sugar that was finer than expected and the sugar dissolved very quickly causing a separation problem. I’ve noticed a difference in the sugar I buy in the last 30 years. It has changed! Let [...]

Salt rescues the Sugar!








Today is Boss’s Day! I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Boss’s Day! Whether you work for someone else or you work for yourself, today is a day worth celebrating! What makes me say that? Well, we all have a tendency to look at our our to-do list and feel down because that list is [...]

Happy Boss’s Day!


It's National Coffee Day!
It’s National Coffee Day and I’m celebrating with a delicious cup of Caffe Ibis Fresh Vanilla coffee. Since I adore coffee, I thought I would share some of my favorite ingredients and recipes for coffee inspired handmade products! After all, who better to give you a tour of the world of coffee than the resident [...]

It’s National Coffee Day!



Farm Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs! I love eggs and I am particularly fond of farm fresh eggs. There is something about cracking that firm shell and opening it up to find a brightly colored yolk inside. Whether I am making brownies or egg soap, there is something I find fascinating and satisfying about fresh eggs. There [...]

Farm Fresh Eggs


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A gift basket! Hey! Are you a soapmaker in Kansas? We need to find a soapmaker in or near the Gardner, KS area. A school in the Gardner area is doing a Parent Teacher Organization auction to help the school. Would you be willing to make a gift basket of items to donate to the school? [...]

Calling all Kansas Soapmakers!