Getting Ready for the First Show!

Soaps are all packed up and ready to go!   This isn’t even all of them – labels didn’t come in for some because of a miscommunication with the printer. That’s 21 boxes of soap with roughly 20 bars per box, plus a box of samples and some  of my great new lip balms. Still […]

New Catalog!

  Just a quickie post because I’m really busy today testing some new lip balm recipes and ingredients.  More on that later, with pics.  Made a strawberry one and a citrus-scented one.  Next is peppermint with alkanet root powder as a colorant that actually might end up being a lip blush in addition to the […]

Little Bundles of Joy

  I know this is going to seem corny but I have been making soaps all year and am now getting ready to send them off to live their brief lives in the homes of strangers.  It feels a little sad.  Some have been with me for nearly a year, some only months.  Each soap […]

Do You Like Butter?

When I was a kid, we had a little ritual in the summer when dandelions were bursting into bloom all over our lawns.  Generally, we would be sitting in the grass cross-legged and talking absently.  “What should we do?” or “Do you think your mom would take us swimming?”  Somewhere in all of that, the […]

Buy Locally!

Not much has been going on recently since I went on a trip, got a bad cold and am still suffering from an ear infection.  Even so, I’m feeling high as a kite because I got into the Berkeley Ecology Center Fair on December 10th and 17th!  It’s going to be in a park on […]

It’s Not All About the Soap

When starting a new business, there are lots of things to do and one is getting a business card.  I’m getting ready to do my first show and I want everyone to walk away from my booth with a way to get in touch with me. Sent the order off today to and have fingers […]

Visit Me and My Soaps!

I made it into the 54th Annual Richmond Art Center Holiday Arts Festival!  (That’s in Richmond, California.) I am so excited!  Hope you will join me to view and smell my awesome soaps and balms and buy some for people on your holiday gift list! Besides the soaps, you will be able to browse and […]