What’s a girl to do when she is allergic to one of the most common oils in soaping? My friend Cassie asked me if I could help her find a recipe for soap that does not use any coconut oil, as she is allergic to it. I was sure I […]

No Coconut Oil Soap

Finished tubes of Chocolate Mint Lip Balm. 2
It’s Chocolate Mint Day, and I was inspired to make a really easy lip balm with the addition of Castor Wax which I haven’t had a chance to try using yet. I’m using the tutorial in the Recipes section on our website called Make Your Own Lip Balm. I’m going […]

Easy Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Cut bars of my Winter Sea Soap.
Scents can be so inspiring, and I was hit by inspiration while my daughter-in-law was sniffing fragrance oils in my stash. She really loved Icy Water, passing it to me to have a sniff. Immediately I thought of seawater in winter. Somehow the color manages to look so cold and uninviting, […]

Ultramarine Blue: Winter Sea Soap

I love ombre designs – one color layered in ever-deepening tones. Mulling over how to best do an ombre soap, I decided to try the wall pour method. The wall pour method is when you tip your mold at an angle and pour the raw soap batter on the “wall” […]

Ultramarine Blue: Ombre Wall Pour

I am determined to get this soap to turn out the way I envision it! So here we go again. If you missed the first part of this sage, check out Take 1. The first thing I did was reformulate my recipe. I went with the go-to recipe that doesn’t […]

Ultramarine Blue: Wild About Blueberries Soap, Take 2

The blue was exactly the color I was looking for, but the soap wasn't!
Ultramarine Blue is such a bright and lovely color. I’m excited to make a soap that combines this blue pigment with the delectable scent of Blueberry Bliss Fragrance Oil. I have a random soap mold in my collection that has dots in rows at the bottom (which becomes the top […]

Ultramarine Blue: Wild About Blueberries Soap, Take 1

Finished bottles of the Cuticle Cream.
This is the final day of our Foot Maintenance Week. I have had so much fun taking care of my feet this week. I don’t want it to end, and it doesn’t have to! When I was trying to come up with ideas for this series, I had a hard […]

Foot Maintenance Week – Pampering your Toes

I have a dream of someday installing a full body soaking tub in my bathroom. There’s nothing quite so relaxing as soaking in hot, scented water clear up to your neck, especially when you have a good book to enjoy. February 9 is Read in the Bathtub Day. What a […]

Read in the Bathtub Day

Filled jars of foot cream.
This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had dry feet and cried all the way home. Today’s recipe is for a foot butter that will keep your little piggies as happy as can be. I chose to use our Body Butter Base […]

Foot Maintenance Week – Keeping Those Little Piggies Moisturized

Finished jars of the foot scrub.
Today we have another great recipe to keep your feet happy and healthy. You want to know one of the things I dislike most in this world? When my feet become so dry that they snag on my sheets! When I have gotten to the point of scraggly feet, I […]

Foot Maintenance Week – Rub-a-dub Scrub in the Tub

Today is Chopstick Day, and I had to interrupt Katy’s Foot Maintenance Week with this fun soap. After all, what else would a soaper do with chopsticks but make swirled soap? Part of my inspiration for this soap came from the discovery of my old wooden slab mold when I […]

Chopstick Day Swirled Soap

A finished bottle of Stinky Foot Spray
Hello everybody, and welcome to Day 2 of Foot Maintenance Week! Today’s recipe is a quick and easy Stinky Foot Spray. In yesterday’s blog, I discussed the three essential oils that will be in each recipe this week: Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Rosemary. They are a perfect trio for stinky […]

Foot Maintenance Week – Spray the Stink Away!