Two of my favorite flowers, both to look at and to smell in my garden, are lilacs and lavender. I’ve had some success growing lilacs in Alaska, but so far lavender has proved beyond my gardening acumen. Here’s a fragrance that combines the two in a delightful way. A special […]

Fragrance Friday: Lilac and Lavender


Have you ever had a facial and experienced the relaxing feeling that goes along with it? I have a strong memory of a facial I had years ago during which the aesthetician used a thick, dreamy almond-scented cream to massage my face. That memory prompted me to create this formula. […]

Honey Almond Deep Moisturizing Face Cream


Today is World Maths Day, so I am going to write a bit about math and the role it plays in an adventurous maker’s life. I have to be totally honest with you up front: I am not a math person. My husband has the innate ability to do complex […]

Math and The Adventurous Maker



Our Sunny Body Cream Base is sunshine in a jar! I love the fresh, cool fragrance of Cool Water Fragrance Oil, so I’ve added it to Sunny Body Cream Base for your moisturizing pleasure! Did you know that sunflower oil has a high amount of naturally occurring Vitamin E? We […]

Sunny Body Cream with Cool Water Fragrance


Three cheers for a great masculine scent! We get lots of requests for fragrances men will love, so we developed Gladiator. This fragrance is very sexy; smelling of woods and musk. Everyone agreed that it smells like a man that is fresh from the shower. A fresh mountain air sweeps […]

Fragrance Friday: Gladiator


Don’t you love how everything turns green for St. Patrick’s Day? When I was in college, I’d been to the obligatory St. Patrick’s Day party and had overindulged in green beer. The following morning the dining hall had green eggs, green biscuits, and even green milk! Needless to say, I […]

Green Lotion for St. Patrick’s Day



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All information in this blog comes from the excellent book “Soap & Cosmetic Labeling” by Marie Gale. If you make true soap, and you don’t make any cosmetics claims, your soap can be sold without any label. What?! That was my reaction. True soap is defined in the Food, Drug […]

Labeling Your Soap


Lavender always makes me smile. It’s a fragrance I enjoy smelling. Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil is a beautiful, spring-fresh scent of lavender without excess or the medicinal smell often associated with lavender essential oil. I love that Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil plays nicely in cold-process soap with no discoloration and […]

Lavender Flowers Soap


Ginger Milk makes the list of favorite fragrances around here. It’s an exotic scent with notes of ginger flowers, nutmeg, bergamot, coriander, with the heart of peach, jasmine, ginger root, ending with hints of musk and sandalwood. Better than ginger ale. Better than ginger tea. It’s Ginger Milk! This fragrance […]

Fragrance Friday: Ginger Milk



Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tooties is never a bad thing. This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! This time around we’ll […]

Cinnamon Foot Soak


Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tootsies is never a bad thing. This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! Today we’ll make a […]

Luffa Sugar Foot Scrub


Searching a calendar website for inspiration, I discovered that March 7-11 is National Foot Week. While the focus of the week is primarily foot health, pampering your tooties is never a bad thing. This week we will look at ways to make your feet feel great! Today that looks like […]

Minty Foot Moisturizing Cream