the benefits of palmarosa oil

I love?experimenting?with different herbs, plants and essential oils that you don’t see everyday, and I always do lots of research before adding anything new to a product. ?I am asked a lot about palmarosa since it’s not as common as some of the more well known essential oils, like lavender or orange. ?I thought I … Read more

lots of fun stuff going on here

I am once again a blogging delinquent and have seemingly abandoned my blog. ?To my 3 or 4 lonely readers – I’m sorry. ?I have failed you once again. ?But I’m not going to promise it won’t happen again, ’cause the fact of the matter is that it might. ?Turns out I’m just not all … Read more

Funky Finds in Fort Worth this weekend!

This weekend is the Funky Finds Experience 2-day, all handmade craft show. ?I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while, and I think it’s going to be a great one. ?I’m hoping to do most of my Christmas shopping at it as well, and have already given hubby some tips on participating vendors … Read more

experimenting with natural colors, part 1

Last week I got a big box o’ goodies in the mail from Mountain Rose Herbs, so I decided to do some experimenting with some of them this week. ?I ordered some brightly colored herb powders to try in my cold process soap, and also had a few other things already on hand that I … Read more

a giveaway and great review

I’m hosting a giveaway on this great green blog, Going Green with Noah. ?Melanie, who runs the blog, came by my booth at the Cowtown Indie Bazaar last month and later contacted me about reviewing my products. ?I sent her a few things to try, and offered up some freebies for a giveaway. ?It’s always … Read more

more swirly soap – chocolate and cherry and almond, oh my!

So I think I’m finally getting the hang of this ‘swirl in the pot’ soap swirling thing. ?I even managed to swirl 2 colors this time (this is where you ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’). ?This soap was actually inspired by a crafty friend, Stephanie of Robot Pop. ?She has become one of my ‘testers’ and has … Read more

my (very tiny) TV premier

This morning my products were on TV for the very first time! ?I’m so ridiculously excited about it…even though the mention was all of 10 seconds. ?I’m participating in a craft show this weekend called the Dallas Flea, and they are doing a bunch of press to promote it, including TV appearances. ?I sent some … Read more

cuticle oil

A few months ago my mom called me and said she was having a difficult time finding a good cuticle treatment that wasn’t filled with chemicals. ?She was at the beauty store and started reading me the ingredients on some of the ‘natural’ brands, and they were filled with all kinds of unnecessary stuff. ?I … Read more

swirly soap!

I’ve been trying (unsuccessfully) to get a swirled soap that I think looks good for a while. ?Every time I do a test batch, something seems to go wrong and it doesn’t swirl. ?It either traces too quickly and is too thick to swirl, or doesn’t get quite thick enough and just blends together. ?I … Read more

I don't smell like patchouli anymore

I’ve been using ‘natural’ deodorant?for several years now, and have tried lots of different brands.? For a year or so I have been using Lush’s aromaco?deodorant – it smells like patchouli.? I’m getting a little tired of people telling me I smell like patchouli because of my deodorant (true story – LOTS of people have … Read more

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