Sunday, March 29, 2009


I've just put a new poll up on the blog regarding the Soap of the Month idea. I'm closing the poll in a week, so vote right away!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Miracle of Soap

Some people celebrate the miracle of life, others celebrate the miracle of the universe. I celebrate the miracle of soap.

My basic process never changes, but I find soapmaking to be a very spiritual activity. It's my church. It has rituals. It transports me. I am always 'in the moment" when I am soapmaking. I never tire of it. When saponification has occured, I am still totally blown away. It's basic science, I know, but to combine raw ingredients (one that has the power to take your skin off) and come out on the other side with skin-loving, sweet smelling, creamy, natural soap ... it feels like divine intervention.

I am a soap nerd. What can I say?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Disturbing News

A friend of mine sent me this article. It describes some shocking findings from some seemingly reputable baby bath products. I didn't realize that some manufacturers actually use formaldehyde in their products. Seriously? I thought these things were regulated, but sadly, no. The FD & C does not require approval of these products before they go to the mass market.

Part of the reason I started making soap was to be in control of all the ingredients and know that what I was creating was healthy, without any weird chemicals. I applaud soap makers who take the health of their customers seriously. Formaldehyde does not belong in your tub. At least, that's my opinion.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring - Are You Ready For It?

Take a shower with Opening Day and give your favorite team the best possible mojo! The intoxicating scent of fresh cut grass will fill your whole bathroom.

These Easter eggs are not only sweet smelling, but they will fizz up in the bath. Scented in yummy pink sugar, you might be tempted to take a bite. At $4 a set, your wallet will be pleased, too!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Oh, Naughty Big Poppy

Recently, our mango soap escaped from its self and made its way into a photo studio for a sexy session. Meeeeow!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Stella Marie Takes a Walk Down the Aisle

Well, no, we aren't getting married. But maybe you are. And perhaps you are looking for a fun wedding favor idea or a cool way to thank your wedding party.

Take a peek at the latest section of our store for cool, custom soap favor and gift ideas.

New Springy Soap

I am a huge fan of baseball. HUGE. To celebrate the season that is inching its way to our doorstep, I am going to debut a soap to help get baseball fans everywhere in the mood.

Opening Day will be scented in fresh cut grass. Be on the lookout next week!