Sometimes during the dog days of summer, our pets can find the best adventures that really weren’t fun until someone got dirty! Watson helping plant trees last summer. Today, we’re going to make a batch of soap for dogs because a dirty digger dog is only cute until they want to come inside. When our furry friends [...]

The Dog Days of Summer – Part 2

The dog days of summer are here, and we’ve been trying to stay cool despite the heat. Today, we’re going to share a few tips on how we stay cool. Dog paws on the ground Here are a few tips! Always take water with you to help prevent dehydration. Don’t forget water for children, pets, and even forgetful [...]

The Dog Days of Summer – Part 1

Wrapped bars of soap with dried lavender. 2
In my previous blog post about losing lavender, I talked about the scent fading in soaps. Today, I’m going to share some of our favorite ways to maintain scents in finished bars of soap. Here’s our favorite list of physical techniques to help maintain or increase scents in your soap. Wrapped bars of soap with dried [...]

Safely Increasing (and Maintaining) Scents in Soap

Splashing at the beach.
Summer is officially here, and I think it’s time for a special offer for all of our adventurous makers! If you are making things for summer markets, this special coupon code will help you with restocking supplies for your amazing soaps, foot scrubs, lotions and other fun potions. Want all the details? Splashing at the beach. This [...]

Splash into Summer with Fantastic Savings!

An uncolored bar of soap with dried lavender. 5
We’ve recently had some technical support calls about losing the lavender scent in soaps, and today I’d like to share some of our thoughts, observations, and results from recent test batches. Come join me for a cup of tea ☕ and let’s chat about soap! An uncolored bar of soap with dried lavender. Our recent calls about [...]

Losing Lavender in Soap? Thoughts from Technical Support at

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An Awesome Summer Deal for Our Adventurous Makers!

Photo of Glitter I wanted to pop in today and write a quick blog discussing glitter. Many people have a love/hate relationship with glitter. Some people like to say that glitter is the STD of the cosmetic world. Others say the more glitter the merrier! So when do we draw the line and decided when enough [...]

Glitter – Is it Too Much or Not Enough?

Me Holding a Massive Carp I am a rare type of woman who not only enjoys pink, and playing with make-up, but I also enjoy fishing, camping and getting dirty. Today as I was pondering new ideas for the blog I thought about making a lotion that is specifically for people who enjoy fishing. When my [...]

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Box of Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day!
This morning as I was listening to the radio, I was reminded by the DJ that today is National Doughnut Day. As the DJ started a poll for the listener’s favorite doughnuts, I couldn’t help but laugh about a soapy “doughnut” that I see around as a gag gift. Box of Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day! The [...]

It’s National Doughnut Day!

Several days ago, Katy made a Sleepy Time Pillow Spray. She mixed up her blog samples then sat down to her computer to write. I was sitting at my own desk, behaving myself when I started to smell Katy’s wonderful essential oil blend. It was so good, I even ignored the freshly baked brownies in [...]

Room Spray – Theft of an Essential Oil Blend

Preparation for washing, viewed from inside the washer Yesterday I shared a recipe for a marvelous pillow spray. Today’s blog stems from that pillow spray recipe. When we are out and about, whether it be in the garden, at work, or on vacation, our bodies pick up a lot of dirt and grime. Even though it [...]

The Secret to Peaceful and Congestion Free Sleep

Finished Good Night Sleep Tight Pillow Spray Today I have been busy in the blog kitchen working on a special blend of essential oils. I have been doing some research into what oils are said to help you relax and fall asleep at night. For my essential oil blend I used Lavender 40/42 Extra Essential Oil, [...]

Good Night Sleep Tight Pillow Spray – 4 Essential Oils ...