art · cold process soap · soap making · sustainability

Let’s talk about scents, baby

One of the things I enjoy so much about participating at markets is talking to the folks who come by my table. I love to talk to them about how I make my soaps, how I got into soaping, and what ingredients I use to make my soaps both attractive and practical. One question, besides… Continue reading Let’s talk about scents, baby

art · Baking · homemaking · soap making · sustainability

Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

Years ago I picked up a book called Confetti Cakes and after seeing the amazing things that one could do with baked goods, I became very interested in creating fancy cupcakes and cakes. Cupcakes that didn’t just look like cupcakes, but like animals or a spaghetti dinner. I also made cakes shaped like robots and… Continue reading Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

art · homemaking · soap making · sustainability

Soap’s Up!

Sodium lauroyl isethionate, stearic acid, sodium tallowate, sodium palmitate, lauric acid, sodium lisethionate, water, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, tetrasodium etidronate, maltol, titanium dioxide. Mix these together and what do you get? A Dove beauty bar. Notice how I didn’t say soap? That’s because it’s a detergent… Continue reading Soap’s Up!