Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Birthing of Carolina Peach Soap, 18 pounds 15 ounces

Here she is... fresh but still in the comfort of her mold. A wee bit soft but full of fragrance mmmmmm.

Now she opened to the air.
This lets her breath and lot of good smells come out.
After about an hour, she is easier to hold.

She gets to rest for a while. Still a little soft to handle.

All naked to the world and ready to cut into loaves.

I think this would hurt, being cut with a wire, but they never squeal or move a bit.

Now cut into bars... they are about 4 ounces plus each.
The smell of cut fresh peaches is in the air...

Here they are! Set nicely on the Drying Rack. They will need to stay there for about 4 weeks. So they can cure. Then they will be ready to join the others in the store.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Flower Show -

Our new fragrances are out! We have Honeysuckle, the scent of Honeysuckle in the morning with Calendula Petals for a little color. Magnolia, smells just like Magnolia blossoms and Carolina Peach. A light and clean fragrance with a touch of sweetness. Sweet Almond has a clean scent, but not over-powering. The Old-Fashioned Lye Soap is ready. Made from lard, no added fragrance. Very white, cleans well, but not a moisturizing soap. Very nice selection of the Natural Glycerin Soaps are ready in new spring fragrances. Jonquil Fleur, Strawberry, Violet, Lavender, Moonglow and more.

The Flower Show is today through Sunday. Come out get some flowers, a Funnel Cake and some soap.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Morning News-Herbs gain popularity among gardeners

A mention in the Morning News. I heard they had a picture of the store in the paper. Have to find a copy.

indie breakfast

This is Donna Maria Coles Johnson Of Indie Beauty Network and Jason Keath, Social Media Consultant. Indie Business hosted a breakfast meet about social media. Got loads of useful info and had a great time. Checkout there sites, very informative.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This is a cool story about "Soap Smugglers" I found through Indie Business
ABC News

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lye Soap

My first experiment with CPOP (cold process oven process) soap. A fellow Soaper, Aimee Moran turned me on to this. It's regular CP soap set in a warm oven to complete the process. Looks good so far. This is made with lard. It will be harsh 'cause I made it that way. Lots of request for this. Think another name could be "Not safe for bath" Soap
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