Cold Process Soap




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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 making time to visit and I’ve been practicing photography of the island, water and the […]

Great Salt Lake Brine Soap







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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. […]

Making Soap with Castor Oil


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I love wool clothing. I don’t have much patience when it comes to knitting or crocheting sweaters, socks, hats, mittens and scarves. However, each wool article in my closet is a treasured item. There is just something about wool that is so soft and warm. I love that. There is […]

Wool Wash Bar


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I get asked on a regular basis what kind of soap I tend to make the most. That is the hardest question to answer because I am always trying something new. One of my most recent experiments has been with using tomato paste in soap. It makes such a beautiful […]

Tomato Paste Soap




One thing I have learned by cooking for others is that we each have our own tastes and preferences. Personal care products are much the same way. What I like will be different from what you like. Many factors include humidity, body chemistry, mineral content of water and so on. […]

Starting with Soap – Day 11