What a weekend it was!

Time again for my weekly wrap-up!   It was quite a weekend.

Friday night I made two soaps:  Spearmint Patchouli and Carrot Ginger Orange.

Saturday I made 4 lotions – Dry feeling lotion, luxury facial cream, luxury facial lotion, luxury conditioner.

Today I made one more soap (Dragons’ Fire) and got my pictures taken and measured the pH of my lotions.

I’d say I had a great time!  I love my weekends!    And next week is a long weekend because I am taking July 3rd off work (the day before the US Independence day Holiday). So I will have a 4 day weekend!  Can’t wait! Continue reading “What a weekend it was!”

Dragon’s Fire – A Palm Free Soap Recipe

I have never made a palm-free soap before.   I generally use the “responsible” palm oil that Brambleberry sells for all my soaps.    I have wanted to try out making palm-free for a while, but never got a chance.  Well, today I did, and I am sharing the recipe!

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Getting back into the swing – with soaps

Friday night my husband was away, so I took the opportunity to play!

I made 2 new batches of soap –  Orange Ginger and Spearmint Patchouli.  They will not be ready to unmold for a few days, So I will have to come back later and post pictures if they turn out. Continue reading “Getting back into the swing – with soaps”

Soap Cutting Day! Four New Soaps Unveiled!

In the past couple days, I made four soaps:  Avobath Type, Peppermint Tea Tree Pumice and Zeolite Soap, French Green Clay with Lavender & Tea Tree Soap, and Honey I Washed The Kids Soap.   Today they were ready to cut, so I thought I would share the joy of cutting them with you! Continue reading “Soap Cutting Day! Four New Soaps Unveiled!”

Honey I Washed the Kids – Piped Soap – Free Recipe

For my encore today, I decided to make a piped soap with a new fragrance from Nurture Soap called “Honey I Washed the Kids”.

This fragrance is supposed to be a well-behaved, light and mild smelling fragrance oil   I did not experience either of those things.

I am posting the free recipe in case you want to try it too, but maybe with a different, better-behaved fragrance.  In any case, it has been a long time since I posted a free soap recipe, and it is about time! Continue reading “Honey I Washed the Kids – Piped Soap – Free Recipe”

French Green Clay Tea Tree & Lavender Facial Soap – Refill

When I visited my niece last weekend, she made a special request for some more french green clay soap.   She said she really enjoyed the scent and liked using it to wash her face. She was almost out and wanted more.

I am on vacation from work this week, so I have plenty of free time to fill, doing what I love.   So today, I made a refill batch of french green clay soap for her.

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Well, what do you know? This blog IS still about soap!

It has been a couple of months since I got a chance to make any soap.    I was busy  making bath and body treats and lately, with lotions.    Today, however, I whipped up 2 batches of soap.  I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy it.   I also seem to have forgotten some of my soap-making routine (which cost me a few extra dirty dishes to wash).   Luckily, they finished installing our replacement hot water heater today because I really needed hot water for all those dirty dishes.

I made two new recipes today:  Peppermint Tea Tree Pumice & Zeolite Foot Scrub Soap and “yet to be named” Avobath type Shampoo Bars. Continue reading “Well, what do you know? This blog IS still about soap!”