Today I made my first batch of beer soap, and man, did it stink when I mixed the beer with the lye.? Note to self to only mix beer with lye outside from now on.? Even with the windows open, and my lye bowl right next to a window, it still filled the entire house.? … Read more
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I’m excited about my newest soap that is freshly cut and just out of the mold today – lemon poppy seed.? It’s doing time on the soap rack for at least 4 weeks, but I can’t wait to use it.? This was my first successful attempt to use something natural (not a colored oxide) to … Read more
I’ve always loved how artistic soap can look, and have been trying to successfully execute the swirl lately.? I’ve seen demos, watched YouTube videos on swirling and read countless articles online about the many different ways people swirl, but still I have yet to get it right.? I tried a batch on Friday (smelled really … Read more
This post is not about soap.? It’s about my super fun weekend and first go at whirly?ball.? Saturday was my friend Brandie’s 30th birthday, and she decided we should celebrate by all acting like we are not anywhere near 30.? So we played whirly ball – a ridiculously fun game that involves bumper cars, mini-lacrosse … Read more
So today I got a good taste of the power of the web, and it’s most popular handmade marketplace, Etsy.? This week I opened an Etsy store, and this morning I was briefly featured on the homepage.? I received a huge warm welcome from fellow shop owners and received several wholesale inquiries – a first … Read more
I am just in awe of the fabulousness of these photos, taken by my brother, Travis Williams.??
I found part of this list on an old soap makers post, and it just hit too close to home.? I can relate to all of these. You?might be?a soap addict if: You disdain any soap you didn’t make yourself. You have more essential oils than you do spices. The fridge is full of vegetable … Read more
When I decided I would make soap my job, one of the first things I needed was a space to put it all.? Our old “office” (aka junk room with leftover furniture from college and everything that didn’t have a place in the rest of the house) had to become my real office.? That was?huge … Read more
This week was exciting.? I had my first professional photo shoot with my soap, and I have to say it turned out great!? There were stacks of soap everywhere, and I had no idea my bathroom could be such a great place to take photos.? My brother Travis, the?fabulous photographer who lives in NYC, took … Read more