Santa brought me a chemistry set this year — stocked full of new and exciting things! Surfactants!
So what did I do with them? Well, I managed to not blow up the kitchen, so that was good… but it wasn’t exactly a success on my first rodeo either! Continue reading “Santa brought a chemistry set!”
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.
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”.
Continue reading “Ethical Jane – A Palm Free Goat Milk Soap”
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.
Continue reading “Soap…Life…Lotion”
I wasn’t feeling terribly motivated or organized this weekend, so I just kind of made it up as I went along . I started out with no plan at all, but ended up making a few cute things to share today.
Friday night I thought I would start out with something very simple so I opted for some melt and pour soaps — but not just “any” melt and pour soaps. These are for the kids for Halloween.
Then Saturday, I felt like sewing. I recently bought some new makeup and found that my makeup is all over the place, floating around in my bathroom drawer. So I sewed myself some cosmetic bags to organize them.
Today, despite my pitifully inadequate bathtub — I felt like taking a soaking bath. Since I have no bath bombs of my own, I made some just for me.
Continue reading “A little of this…a little of that”
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”
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”