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 http://www.badeanstalten.dk/

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 ........my 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.