Monday, January 30, 2012

New Soaps Available today!

Our Cedarwood soaps are cured and ready to ship! If you are interested just put in in the notes of your order. We plan to get them officially on the site here soon.  Our testers have given us great reviews on them!

Friday, January 27, 2012


On soap cutting day I was trying to work fast to get the soap cut and on the drying racks. I had orders that needed packed and mailed. Scheduled pick up was at 10am. I have a one track mind. Soap was my only thought!

My nine yr old came in and was so excited. She had seen something beautiful outside and needed my phone for pictures. She took it and came back so happy. I had to sit with her for a minute to comment on the pictures. She is very good (too good? ;) ) at stopping to smell the roses.

Something I can really skip doing. I am thankful for children that teach me. Patience and slowing down.
And you know... All the soap was taken care of and soap was mailed on time. ;)


Cedarwood Picture!

Yum!  This soap is really great! Ready to ship on Monday!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cedarwood Soaps!

    I cant access my pictures at the moment. But Have to announce our soaps! They will be available on Monday Jan. 30th. These will be our January and February soaps. We just got our supplies later than we wanted to so they are both coming at the same time. Look for another scent in March!

   We have a Cedarwood and our DLM Shaving soap (which is lightly scented with Cedarwood) 
    I was sure Cedarwood was a very manly only scent. But now that I have made the soap
really like it! Mmmm! I would not have thought to buy it myself. But it was a suggested scent by a customer so I tried it.  It is one that will be here to stay for sure! So yummy!

    The shaving soap feels extra smooth and silky! I cant wait to try it out! Wish I had a shaving brush to play with!  I love the color the (bentonite) clay gave the soap too. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

DLM Shaving soap preview...

Our DLM Shaving Soap fresh made!Named after a dear friend that uses a straight razor and taught us how to make a great shaving soap.

It is lightly scented with Cedarwood Essential oil.

Similar to our other soaps but with added Castor oil (rich foamy lather)

Bentonite (a light green clay, it is highly absorbent and good for oily skin. It gives a slippery silkiness.)

and additional glycerine (for moisturizing)

We are hoping to add in more scents in this line as the yr goes on. This soap will be available soon!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Soap cutting day...

This is my favorite thing! I can look back and see what we have done. I think they are beautiful. Yesterday we made this Peppermint, some Tea Tree, Plain, Cinnamon, and Patchouli. I am half through cutting and putting them to dry on the drying shelves. We make our soap in 90 bar batches.
   Tomorrow we have plans to make this amount again.  We are making a Shaving Soap this week too. I am really excited about it! It is different than what I have done in the past. I hope it is as great as I want it to be!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Supplies Have Arrived!

Our supplies arrived yesterday! 55 gals of Olive, Safflower, and Coconut Oil and 128 lbs of lye! So today we made 450 bars of soap and will make another 450 in a couple of days! We will be adding some shaving soap in the next batch!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Look who came to visit!

This means major soap making tomorrow! Yeah!! More scents coming soon!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Peppermint Laundry soap.

Our last batch of our Laundry soap was peppermint. We like it. I for some reason put citrus scents in my head as the 'right' laundry scent. But my girls really like variety there. So our next will be orange. YUM! When the clothes go through the dryer Our house smells so yummy!

   Since it is also cold and flu season we have been adding Colloidal silver to our rinse water.  We like to be doing something else to prevent colds.

The laundry soap is so easy and works great. The girls spilled hot chocolate on their clothes the other day and ran to stain treat them with the soap. Worked great! No stains. They were thrilled!


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Merriam Webster Dictionary says Lather is:

a foam or froth formed when a detergent (as soap) is agitated in water 

Wikipedia says: 
a substance formed by gas bubbles trapped in a liquid or solid

  Many people judge the greatness of a bar of soap on how well it lathers. We played around with our soap for a while to get a good Lather. We found Coconut and olive make a great combination for lather. We get many comments on how well the soap lathers.  It is soft and soothing. Helps to trap and remove dirt and excess oils from the skin. 

   Try our soaps and let us know what you think! Our children say they make great bubble beards in the bath. ;)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We use 3 base oils in our main line of soaps. We chose our oils to be free of Soy and other harmful things. We wanted a great bar of soap. Over the yrs I have used so many different oils. from Animal fats to Crisco. I have tried many combinations. And one oil at a time. I had good results and less then that too. I had fun playing. But I am so glad to have the recipe we have used for 5 yrs or so. I love it! Coconut oil: It makes firmer bars. But too much makes a crumbly bar. Benefits include: Antimicrobial, anti fungal, antibacterial, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and minerals. It is great for Hair and skin care. A great moisturizer for dry skin. Coconut oil is used to treat Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Eczema and other skin infections. Olive oil: Olive oil is noted to be very moisturizing. It contains antioxidants, Vitamins A and E. It is said to have the ability to repair and renew free radical damage in skin. It can help protect and reverse damage and wrinkles caused by the sun, pollution, smoke and poor diet. It stimulates skin cells, that cause regrowth and maintain healthy skin. Safflower oil: Safflower oil has a great ability to remove dirt and oils from the skin. And provides a skin softening effect also. It contains Linoleic acid a essential fatty acid that is beneficial to the skin and hair.It absorbs into the skin easily and soothes and moisturizes and reconstructs skin. Soothes Bruises, irritations and acne. great for dry, chapped or cracked skin. In short our bars are moisturizing, dirt removing, skin protecting, nourishing bars. ;) We and our customers love them! Emily

Monday, January 9, 2012

Comfrey herb

We use comfrey in our mint soaps. It gives color and is noted to be great for skin issues. We use our mint soaps for rashes,wounds,cuts, dry skin and eczema. We use all our soaps for these things but really like the Herbal boost the comfrey gives. Excerpts from "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook" One of the main therapeutic substances in comfrey is allantoin, an anti-inflammatory that perks up the immune system, speeds wound healing, and encourages new skin and cell growth. It's a time-honored treatment for healing sores, bruises, and even broken bones. The tannins in comfrey are astringent, and the rosmarinic acid might contribute some anti-inflammatory assistance. Some extracts have shown the potential to dcrease tumor growth and extend the lives of lab mice with cancer. Peppermint and spearmint both contain comfrey. The 3 soaps I would consider a 'first aid pack' would be those two with a tea tree. They are great! Emily

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beeswax Candles

Our 100% Beeswax Candles! With more shapes coming soon! Prices are on our side bar. Colors very due to the fact they are natural unaltered beeswax.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Bags are here!

We bought several hundred. Wonder how long they will last...

Return Our Fabric Bags for free soap!

We will give you a free bar of soap on your next order for every 15 returned fabric bags. By doing this you will save us time and money. We hand make most of our muslin bags. So if we can keep our costs down you do too! 
   We prefer cloth bags as they look nicer and allow the soaps to continue drying.  And you can smell them through the bag. MMmm

 If you have bags to return email us for our address. Thank you so Much!


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