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New Soap…new contest!

New Soap…new contest!

Surprise!  Back by popular demand is my very first shaving soap! I made this soap many years ago and poured it into large coffee mugs for my boys.  At that time, I called it Jamaican Nights.  I still like that name.  We've put a label on it naming it "Old Fashioned...

Soap Making Disaster?  Not so much…

Soap Making Disaster? Not so much…

Soap making Disaster Part 2 - A lesson in NEVER GIVING UP!! I wish I had thought about asking one of my students to take a picture of the mess as we were trying to push, chop and smush it into the mold...however I was up past my wrists in soap, working feverishly to...

Keeping Me Humble!

So....had a soap making class yesterday.  It was a full class with a fun bunch of ladies and I had a great time.  We made our first batch of soap - easy peasy and everything went smoothly!  When teaching a class I always use simple recipes that NEVER have...

Winner of the Kitchen Soap name contest is:

Amanda Reed!  We actually combined two of Amanda's names Kitchen Citrus and Citrus Bliss to come up with... Kitchen Citrus Bliss! Amanda, let me know which soap and lip balm you'd like to have and I'll get it right to you! This soap will be the perfect kitchen soap! ...

My New Kitchen Soap!

This is a picture of my new kitchen soap. I call it a kitchen soap because it is full of every citrus essential oil known to man (well, at least known to me!).  I used those oils so that this soap would cut grease!  I wish the picture was scratch and sniff! The...

And the winner is….

Valerie!  We tweaked her name just a bit to end up with Lavender Oat Scrub! She's still curing on our shelves and we haven't dressed her up yet but I'll let you know when she's ready to make her debut on our website!  Valerie, let me know which soap you'd like and...

Lavender and Oatmeal Soap?

Lavender and Oatmeal Soap?

I have many new soaps curing on my shelves for the next few weeks.  However, some of the poor things don't have any names.  How about another contest? Here's a picture of the next new soap! It is made with finely chopped oatmeal and scented with Lavender essential...

I wish I’d done this years ago!

I wish I’d done this years ago!

Soap making day in my kitchen is an all day affair.  I start around 8 in the morning. I have to pull all of my oils and supplies out and begin setting things up in my kitchen.  I start actually making the soap between 9 and 10  and I'm usually done by 3 or 4 in the...

And the winner is….

And the winner is….

Kathy Jimison!  With the wonderful name "Lavender Lullaby"! And here she is all dressed up..... Congratulations Kathy! Let me know which soap you'd like to have and I'll mail that right out to you.  And thank you so much for an amazing name - love, love, love it! This...

In my soap kitchen…

Today I'm soaping!  A large batch of Castile and a new fall soap, a new shaving soap (think the islands!) and my Pumpkin Spice soap - one of the most difficult ones to make.  It can get dicey when you add food to soap...lots of math and the ability to beat it to death...