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Since I spend a lot of time with my soaps, I think of them as my friends. I give them different personalities and I thought you may like to see them the way I do. Meet Francesca, my Olive Oil soap.
Francesca rushes into her front hallway carrying five or six shopping bags. Carefully placing her Luxottica sunglasses in their case, she unwraps the bright yellow jaguar-designed Hermes scarf around her neck and puts her bags down on the sofa to answer the buzzing phone in her purse. (more…)
Nancy lives in Puerto Rico and was in New York for a few weeks. She emailed be about taking a soapmaking class. She had tried a few times to take one in Puerto Rico, but each time there was a class scheduled, something came up and she couldn’t get there. (more…)
My husband is a pretty friendly guy. He likes to talk to my customers at events that I do. He will tell customers about the special products I make just for him. After a while, I started hearing “Can you sell me some of that special soap you make?”, “What is that balm your husband uses?” and “Which sugar scrub is Brian’s?” (more…)
A few weeks ago I received an order for 19 of my Soap for Soup soaps and an email from Helga. It seems her son was getting married and she needed 30 soaps for bridal shower favors. Her son works for Association to Benefit Children and the bride-to-be works for Breaking Ground. The almost married couple are big believers in giving back to the community, and she loved the idea behind my Soap for Soup. (more…)
My dad was a simple man. He supported us by working as a construction worker, but was a carpenter at heart. He had four daughters, (my sister Mary died a few months after she was born), and although I’m sure he would have liked to have a son, you wouldn’t have known it. I felt that I was his favorite, (more…)
Handmade Conference and Project Linus
This past weekend I was lucky to attend the Handmade Conference in Independence Ohio. The conference is a full three days of education for handmade artisans. This year, in addition to attending some great workshops, the Handmade Conference and Project Linus came together to do a philanthropic project. The attendees became “blanketeers” and we made 100 blankets for children in need. (more…)
Since I spend a lot of time with my soaps, I think of them as my friends. I give them different personalities and I thought you may like to see them the way I do. Meet Zowie, my Lavender Lemongrass soap.
As she emerges from her room, the word “peace” spelled out in Tibetan symbols on her back peeks above Zowie’s yoga pants. She downs a wheat grass shot until the electric kettle signals that the water is hot and ready to pour. Steeping a pot of lemons, ginger and turmeric, she adds some of the hot water to a small pot of quinoa and cooks it a bit on the stove. (more…)
I’m grateful for everyone who purchases a bar of soap from me. By supporting my small business, you allow me to do what I love. Did you know you can also help without making a purchase? I’d like to give you some ways to support a small business without spending a dime.
Since I spend a lot of time with my soaps, I think of them as my friends. I give them different personalities and I thought you may like to see them the way I do. Meet Jane, my Honey Oatmeal soap
“That’s so great!” Jane gushes to the phone on the counter next to the carrots she is chopping. She
congratulates her best friend, Heather, for finishing up the long journey to receiving her nursing degree. (more…)
It’s not a secret that I love to talk about all things soap. The properties of different base oils, blending fragrances, cold process soap vs hot process soap vs melt and pour soap, the features of different stick blenders, additives, botanicals. I could go on but I won’t. At all soap conferences I go to, the attendees are my kind of people. Where else can I find so many soap makers willing to share their knowledge and expertise? (more…)