Friday, June 11, 2010

Body Wraps

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Body Wraps

Sorry for being so lazy, but I just find such great information at this supplier site. I love their products too.

From Nature With Love:

Body wraps for cellulite elimination and detoxification have become very popular these days. Spas charge an arm and a leg to do whole body wraps but they are easy to do yourself and certainly do not need to cost a fortune. The ingredients are all natural and safe for use by anyone. Body wraps can aid in healing of skin problems, tone and tighten the skin, improve circulation, alleviate muscle and joint pain, treat acne, detoxify the body and help mobilize fat so it can be eliminated from the body naturally. The effect of the wrap is determined by the ingredients that you chose to use.

You do not need any special equipment other than a mixing bowl, heating pot and wrapping sheets (thin towels will work). You need to set aside about 1 1/2 hours of your time to prepare and enjoy the wrap. It is recommended that you do 1 wrap per week for at least 6 weeks and then 1 per month after that, for maintenance and continued detoxification. It is however safe enough to do a wrap every day or even multiple wraps in one day to quicken the effects.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Making Goat milk soap is a bit tricky. If you are not careful you could burn the milk to a carmel color.
I finally got it! I tried my fragrance free soap today. Oh so lovely.
Now I need fragrances..........any suggestions???

Friday, June 4, 2010

For the love of Patchouli

You either hate it or love it. Being a child in the 1970's, I did have a little contact with the earthy fragrance. I just love it and use it in my Earth Mama soap. Here is a little more info about it.

This info is from one of my suppliers From Nature with Love

Our Organic Patchouli Essential Oil, Pogostemon cablin, is a delightful, fresh oil that gets even better with age. Unlike many essential oils that oxidize an deteriorate, our Organic Patchouli Essential Oil will mellow and become even richer and earthier over time. Patchouli Essential Oil gained popularity in the 1960s. The aroma is warm, earthy, woody and exotic. It is perfectly suited for masculine, oriental, exotic and "hippy" fragrancing applications. The rich, earthy aroma is well suited for men's fragrances and skin care products, but is also versatile enough to ground and mellow out floral or feminine fragrances. In perfumery and fragrancing, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is a base note. It is incredible on its own or when blended with other essential oils and aromatics. Organic Patchouli Essential Oil blends well with sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood, orange, bergamot, ginger, bay, rose, geranium and other citrus, spice and floral oils.

Therapeutically, Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is an effective anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and stress reliever. Organic Patchouli Essential Oil helps to tighten the pores of the skin and is used to combat wrinkles. It regulates oily skin and dandruff and is said to mobilize cellulite for elimination. Organic Patchouli Essential Oil helps to break up mucous and helps to reduce fever. Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is also used for the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores and burns.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Planning For July Special

I found a new interesting ingredient that I want to play with.....Here is what the supplier says

Oatstraw powder With its soothing properties and rich silica content, Oat Straw Powder makes an excellent addition to both hair and skin products. When used in shampoos, hair conditioners, rinses, and hair masks, Oat Straw imparts a softness and shine that your hair will love. It can also soothe itchy or irritated scalps. In skin care products, Oat Straw acts as a calming agent, making it great for sensitive skin formulations.

Should I do a shampoo or soap???? or both

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Soaps I just love

These are real soaps made from scratch , not the cute melt and pour soaps anyone can make. These are design to be good for your skin first and pretty second.

One of the most talented soap makers I have ever seen. She is from Denmark. I will never have the patience to do this.
Her website is

Now here is another one. She is closer to my heart because my soap has a similar "free" style. One of my goals is to get to Australia to just spend some time making soap with her. It is not only the look but the unique scent blends. Her soaps are loved all over the world!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

some pics of the new store

The soap factory is right behind the counter area. We are adding a pottery studio behind that.

New srub

This is our new pineapple scrub, made with shea and cocoa butters and pineapple. Smells good enough to eat.

Now my stars

The Keith Boys staring in their school play

I was ill but I am getting better

After my last post I was excited to embark on my new life as a full time soap maker.....then life hit a week later. I was told that i have Lou Gehrigs disease. THEY ARE NOT SURE but we also discovered high levels of mercury common sense said mercury can give you ALS symptoms so I am getting treated or that. so far so good.

keep my and my boys in my prayers.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

back again

Hi Friends
I have a been a little missing in action.
I got a new computer and being the computer ditz that I am, I had my posting page saved on my other computer and could not remember my pass word.
I just found it ! so I am back.

Whats new???

Well we opened our first retail spot and working space. I will have pics this week.
We even our first soap making class.

We made it through 2009 recession. I should say we learned lessons in 2009 too.

I am focusing of becoming a better soap maker. So I am looking for inspiration. Someone said once that if your want to be successful find someone who is and get "mentored" not reinvent the wheel. I will feature some awesome soapers I came across. Keep watching.