Experimental Rooibos Tea Soap with Diatomaceous Earth

There was a little experimental soap making on my mind ever since I thought a few weeks ago about adding Rooibos tea to a soap recipe.   This weekend I took on the challenge! Continue reading “Experimental Rooibos Tea Soap with Diatomaceous Earth”

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Rhassoul Clay Palm Free Soap Refill

This soap was the shining achievement of my weekend!  I am so happy with it.

I have made this soap before, and it is my new favorite, but I just started on my last bar of it in the shower, so it was time to make another batch.  It should cure out just in time for my last bar to be used up. Continue reading “Rhassoul Clay Palm Free Soap Refill”

Black Friday e-Book Sale

Here in the U.S., it is a big holiday this week — Thanksgiving.  The day after Thanksgiving, of course, is “Black Friday” — the day where businesses offer large discounts to entice Christmas shoppers.

I am going to run a Black Friday sale this year on all my e-books on Amazon.com.

The sale starts Thursday, 24 November at 5 AM Pacific / 8 AM Eastern and runs until 27 November at 8 PM Pacific / 11 PM Eastern.

All my e-books will be 67% off during this time.  This means that you can pick them up at a steep discount for this limited time.

Ethical Jane – A Palm Free Goat Milk Soap

I occasionally make a goat-milk soap that is just “plain jane” (no colorants, fragrance, etc).  It was because of the plain nature of it that I decided to call the soap “Jane“.

I have begun making my soaps palm free, however, so my old recipe had to be re-done.   This one is palm free and I call her “Ethical Jane”.

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Soap…Life…Lotion

I am short on words this week.  I just can’t think of anything much to say other than what a lovely weekend it was!  So I guess I will just dive in to the details this time, rather than waxing philosophic.

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Wheatgerm Oil – Soapy Experiments – Daphne and Velma

I have been tempted for the longest time to purchase some wheatgerm oil for soaping and lotion.  I remember back in the 1970’s using Faberge’ Organics Wheat Germ Oil and Honey products and always loved how it made my hair feel.   Finally I did buy some wheatgerm oil a few weeks ago!   So this weekend, I made a couple batches of soap and a conditioner (more on that later). Continue reading “Wheatgerm Oil – Soapy Experiments – Daphne and Velma”

Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up

Hi all!  I have been away for a couple of weeks.  I needed a break from work and from book writing, and maybe a little bit from creating too.   I took 2 weeks to do just “whatever” instead of having a plan.  Sometimes that is good for the soul!

My plans were somewhat interrupted due to the recent hurricanes and preparations for the next ones.  This made me have a “working vacation” since it caused some extra work at work.  At least I got to enjoy some free time in between “on call” events.

I started out  last weekend with a quick visit “up north” to see my sister, nieces, and deliver all the goodies I have been making them.    It was a nice trip, a beautiful day, and very enjoyable.  Needless to say everything I gifted them was well-received.  Especially the bath bombs — always the bath bombs! Continue reading “Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up”