Exciting Changes

Please follow and like us:0You may have noticed my absence. I meant to take a short hiatus and ended up on a completely different journey. I went back to teaching and completed my master’s in Library and Information Science. I have been working as a school librarian for some time now. When COVID-19 hit, things began to change, and I …

Brazilian Amazon CP Soap Recipe

Brazilian Amazon CP Soap Recipe

Please follow and like us:0 New Recipe – Brazilian Amazon CP Soap Recipe We created this soap using exotic oils sustainably harvested from the Amazon rainforest.  Some of the oils have a natural color to them, so we made the soap without colorants to create a rich, golden color.  Additionally, the speckles are created using vanilla bean flecks.  Since the …

Soap the Rainbow Purple Week

Soap the Rainbow Purple Week

Please follow and like us:0Soap the Rainbow Purple Week. While the Soap the Rainbow contest is over, the inspiration is not.  Purple was the color to make your soap during the final week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry offered the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous posts …

Soap the Rainbow Blue Week

Soap the Rainbow Blue Week

Please follow and like us:0Soap the Rainbow Blue Week. While the Soap the Rainbow contest is over, the inspiration is not.  Blue was the color to make your soap during the 5th week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry offered the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous posts with …

Green Sawblade Swirl CP Soap Tutorial for Soap the Rainbow

Please follow and like us:0 Green Sawblade Swirl CP Soap Tutorial for Soap the Rainbow.  I was invited to participate in the Soap the Rainbow challenge by Bramble Berry, click HERE for details.  In addition, I could produce any soap design in one main color and was given the color green.  Who couldn’t resist?  I ended up creating two soaps, one CP …

Green Turtle MP Soap Tutorial for Soap the Rainbow

Please follow and like us:0 Green Turtle MP Soap Tutorial – Soap the Rainbow.  I was invited to participate in the Soap the Rainbow challenge by Bramble Berry, click HERE for details.  I could produce any soap design in one main color and was given the color green.  Who could resist?  I ended up creating two soaps, one CP and one MP. This tutorial …

Soap the Rainbow Yellow Week

Please follow and like us:0It’s time for Soap the Rainbow Yellow Week.  Yellow is the color to make your soap this week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry is offering the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous post with details plus a feature on the color red HERE and …

Soap the Rainbow Orange Week

Please follow and like us:0It’s time for Soap the Rainbow Orange Week.  Orange is the color to make your soap this week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry is offering the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous post with details plus a feature on the color …

Soap the Rainbow Fun and Contest Plus Red Week

Please follow and like us:0 I’ve always loved to participate in a crafty or artisitic group, whether working on a collective project, participating in a swap, or joining a contest or challenge.  It’s a great way to push yourself to the next level and meet or learn of others in the craft or industry while having fun. Bramble Berry decided …

Knowing Your Trace in Soap

Please follow and like us:0Knowing Your Trace in Soap One of the most difficult concepts for new soapmakers to grasp is trace.  Until you see trace for yourself and know for sure that you have it, it is not easy to understand.  Then once you do have an understanding, you may have trouble controlling your soap recipe so you can get the trace …

Make Soap Or Recipe From Book or Kit Your Own

How to Make a Soap Design or Recipe From a Book or Kit Your Very Own

Please follow and like us:0As a former librarian, I am obviously addicted to books and have trouble being patient when I know a new book is coming out soon.  This was certainly the case with the new book by Anne-Marie Faiola (AKA the Soap Queen of Bramble Berry) called Pure Soapmaking.  Besides going over the basics of making natural soaps, …

Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Please follow and like us:0 New Recipe – Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub Try this new recipe incorporating cane sugar and vanilla specks. The scent is a lovely Crème Brûlée with a natural color specked with vanilla. We offer a copy of this recipe in both US Customary and Metric System versions in PDF format for easy downloading, saving and/or printing. …