Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fall is fizzy time!

Seemingly overnight the weather has changed and so too have the needs of my skin. It’s the perfect season to throw a bath fizzy into a tub of warm water, grab a glass of vino, a good book and let the cocoa … Continue reading

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Autumn is in the air!

The air is crisp here in Minnesota, and the trees have been picked in the orchard. Grab a bar of Cider House Lotsa Lather soap for that delicious spiced apple cider scent!  

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Sunday’s soaper…

But the Soaper on a Sunday, Is wrapping and blogging, and creating a recipe with shea Or in my case, being grateful that my super sister Kathy wraps the soaps and bath fizzies for me! Monday’s Soaper is cleaning the … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Soaper is taking a photo for a brochure

Lights! Camera! Inanimate objects like soap don’t have a lot of action, but living with a border collie takes care of that last one! One corner of my soap office is dedicated to my photo booth for product shots. Faraway … Continue reading

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Friday’s Soaper is impatiently awaiting the cure

Handcrafted soap needs to cure for 4-6 weeks. Why you may ask? 1. Soap finishes “saponifying” a scientific term for oils + sodium hydroxide = soap + glycerin. This wait means a more mild bar of soap! 2. Moisture evaporates … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Soaper is cutting and stamping soaps

My handy dandy soap cutter –> consistent bars of soap.  (Eyeballing 1″ while trying to cut each bar is not as easy as you might imagine…) I love my new soap stamp that gives each bar that handcrafted look and … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Soaper is making soaps

What can I say…I love making soap! Handcrafted soaps are an endless combination of sensory delights. TOUCH: Different ingredients combined can leave skin soft, exfoliated,  and most importantly CLEAN! SMELL: Essential oils, fragrance oils, and even the vegetable oils themselves can combine … Continue reading

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