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Clean the World

Consider all the unused - or partially used - soaps that remain whenever you stay at a hotel.  Clean the World is a non-profit organization that co...

Exfoliating to Help Dry Winter Skin

Surprise, it's winter! At least in the northern hemisphere anyway. With winter comes drier air, and as a result, drier skin. I rarely have problems...

Thoughts on Copyright Infringement

Over the weekend, several soap makers found that their products pictures and descriptions had been posted on another website without permission. I'...

How I Balance Work, Home, and Social Lives

Maintaining a balance between all aspects of your life can be a tricky thing to accomplish.  I know that I have many different compartments of life...

Why Handmade Soap?

Is handmade soap is really any better than the soap you buy in a store?  There are really many ways to answer this question.  However, I think the ...

Cosmetics Making Medical Claims

We've all seen the ads: this cosmetic whatsit does magical things and whoa it's a miracle! Guess what? Most of those types of claims are actually n...

Lotions and Creams - What's the Difference?

Have you ever looked at the various names of things that we use to moisturize ourselves? Lotions, creams, ointments, salves...the list seems to go ...

Finding Time to Relax

How many of you actually make relaxation a priority? *crickets chirping* Don't worry, you are definitely not alone. All of us get caught up in our ...

Using Bath Bombs

Ever wonder how to use a bath bomb? You're definitely not alone! That's one of the most frequent questions I get when I do markets and events.  So ...

Why We Don't Use Palm Oil

Did you know that there was a bit of a "controversy" about palm oil? Not just in the soap making world, but everywhere.   Why?  Well, it's a little...

I Love Doing Markets!

So I've got a confession to make. I absolutely LOVE doing markets, craft shows, in-person events, and so on.   I love interacting with everyone. Se...

Why Is Handmade Soap So Awesome?

I may have gotten a little excited last week when talking about the perceptions people have about “lye soap.” Oops. But it’s something I’m super pa...