Finished and labeled lotion bars. 2
I love lotion bars for several reasons. One of my top reasons is that I can easily pop a lotion bar into my luggage and fly anywhere without needing to put it in my liquids bag! Anything to limit my interactions with TSA is always good in my book. (TSA […]

Simply Soothing Lotion Bar Stick

When I was making the Grandma’s Christmas Mints soap, I couldn’t stop inhaling the delectable combination of Peppermint Essential Oil and Freckles Fragrance Oil. It was sharply minty, yet vanilla sweet, and so pleasant to smell! What better to do than make lotion with this scent? I did a little […]

Christmas in July: Grandma’s Christmas Mints Lotion

Old-fashioned candy is a favorite in our house at Christmas. I am intrigued by the delicate ribbons, colorful stripes, and decorative centers. Since we are thinking of Christmas projects, making soap that looks like Christmas mints seems natural. I will use our Round Ripple Silicone Mold, which makes disc-shaped soaps […]

Christmas in July: Grandma’s Christmas Mints Soap

I love it when I try something unexpected, and it works out beautifully! Today, my task was to combine our newest fragrance oil with our latest lotion base. I was a little taken aback, though, when I realized that Cinnamon Red Hots is the newest fragrance. Hmmm. I wouldn’t have […]

Using Cinnamon Red Hots Fragrance in Lotion?

It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything related to fragrance blending and I’ll admit that I haven’t made time to play around with the fragrances in our blog kitchen! I’m embarrassed to admit that I recently ran out of body cream and I was in desperate need for a […]

Fragrance Friday: An Adventure in Blending

Are you looking for simple and fun group projects? We have you covered! What do summer camps, sleepovers, family reunions, and retreats have in common? They are all times when a little creativity is a lot of fun. Our bases and kits make it easy to get creative without overloading […]

Easy Project Ideas for Groups

I can’t believe Christmas is 160 days away! A well-meaning soul pointed that out to me recently, so I am here to share the panic. Er, joy. Of course, I meant joy. What does your Christmas planning look like? Are you a list-maker, or do you fly by the seat […]

Planning for Christmas in July

Our new Tangerine Lip Solutions.
It’s Tuesday, and I have a treat for you! One of our newest products is Tangerine Lip Solutions, and I have to admit that I fell in love with this delicious Lip Solutions when it was being formulated. Here are 5 reasons why I love our newest Lip Solutions and […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Tangerine Lip Solutions!

I had a recent cooking experiment at home that needed part of a bottle of red wine.  While I was cooking, I thought that it would be fun to turn the leftover wine into soap. As you can imagine, I got a little razzing when I showed up at work […]

Wine Soap: An Adventure and a Half

We recently got a two-part technical support question that piqued my interest. In the first part of her question, Lori asked for clarification of when to add milk when making cold process soap using half milk, half water. Here is the answer: When we use any milk-type product (cow, sheep, […]

Half & Half Method and Using Natural Colorants in CP ...

When I made the Chamomile & Clay Shave Soap, I started thinking about other ways to use a chamomile infusion in soap. One of my favorite soaps has always been one with colloidal oatmeal for its properties that soothe the skin. Chamomile also has a calming effect on the skin, […]

Easy Chamomile Oatmeal Cold Process Soap

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared the 13 Colonies’ independence from Great Britain and birthed a new nation. We celebrate every year with cookouts, picnics, fireworks, and days off work. Speaking of days off work, our office hours will be reduced this week. On July 3, 2019, MMS […]

Independence Day 2019