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A challenge is a polite way of approaching a dare.  A challenge is a nudge to grow outside your comfort zone, make you step outside your comfy, cozy box and explore new things, be they colours, toppings, styles, etc., without making it a permanent change.  685 more words

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Getting back into the swing - with soaps

Friday night my husband was away, so I took the opportunity to play!

I made 2 new batches of soap –  Orange Ginger and Spearmint Patchouli.   569 more words


Indigo Ombre Soap

This month, the goal for the Great Cakes Soap Challenge was to create an ombre colored soap. I decided to attempt this by using a soap pouring technique I’ve never tried before – the column pour. 491 more words

Handmade Soap

waste free day to day DIY products

The more I look into the effect that each person has on the earth the more I notice commonalities in the habits that we are all making. 358 more words

Satsuma Jasmine Soap

I bought a jar of dried Jasmine flowers at a local Asian supermarket.

And luckily, I had Satsuma, Mandarin Jasmine fragrance oil at home, so I decided to make a batch of jasmine themed soap. 107 more words


Thinking Geeky Thoughts

Just thinking out loud on a Monday night… you know — about fatty acid profiles of oils and butters.

Those of you who make cold process soaps are probably somewhat familiar with this concept, although it can be applied to lotion making and bath and body products as well. 921 more words

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Vanillin -- My Enemy!

I had no idea how many fragrance oil blends had vanillin in them until I experienced some nasty color changes. Vanillin is known to discolor, usually turning things brown, which is why the best soaping suppliers report the vanillin content of all their fragrances. 652 more words

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