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A New Technique

A New Technique

If you read my blog post last month you already know that I joined the Soap Challenge Club.  The first competition involved a column pour technique which I really enjoyed and will probably incorporate into some of the upcoming decorative soaps.  The June challenge was very different.  It was called Hybrid Stained Glass Designs.  It used both cold process soap for the base and melt and pour soap for the design.  It also had us piping soap batter to create the dark lines you see on stained...

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My Competitive Side

My Competitive Side

Recently, a friend of mine told me about the Soap Challenge Club – a group of soapers, learning and growing their talent through friendly competition.  Each month they pose a new challenge, you create and submit your entry, then vote on who executed the technique best.  I was definitely intrigued so I registered.  But I didn’t just sign up for one month, I pre-registered for the next four challenges!  In for a penny, in for a pound, I guess?  Anyway, I figure it’s a great way to learn some new...

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My New Found Love of Coconut Oil

My New Found Love of Coconut Oil

Have you noticed that Coconut Oil seems to be everywhere these days? From your food to your beauty products, Coconut Oil has become an increasingly important ingredient in all sorts of products. To be honest, I didn’t know much about it. I kind of remember hearing somewhere that although Coconut is good for you, it’s very fattening, which lead me to stay away from it for years. (Sadly, this is where me and Almond Joy parted ways.) I don’t even know if this is true – I should really Google it!...

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Why Buy Handmade Soap?

Why Buy Handmade Soap?

Why buy handmade soap? Great question! It’s one I may have asked myself not long ago. If you read my first blog post then you may remember that, until recently, I wasn’t even aware that you could make soap at home. Now that I do, I can never go back to brand named soap again. I’ve come to realize how much I love having complete control over the process – from the ingredients, to the scent and even the look! Building a soap recipe is a little like baking a cake. Each ingredient has a job to do....

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In The Beginning

In The Beginning

Does anyone else cry when they’re stressed or is it just me? Lately, I just burst out in tears. My family is starting to think I’ve lost my mind! But I have good reason to be feeling the pressure.I recently decided to take a big risk and attempt something that until now I’d only dreamed about…Start my own business! See, a few years ago I started making soap. Yes, soap. I never even knew that was a thing but there we were, my son Michael and I, in the local craft store looking at soap supplies....

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