Oatmeal Soap benefits :)

In the shower today I noticed someone-most likely my husband Mark- put a bar of oatmeal soap in there.  OK then! I had made some of this wonderful soap that smells SO good, like milk, almonds, honey and oatmeal! With cool weather around the corner it’s a welcoming fragrance. ❤ I REALLY look forward to…

Hummingbirds and Old English..back to school!

Summer time is fun time..also some school time…which we make as fun as possible. Really, anything is a learning experience, right? 😀 We have these old, really old books from Piccolos in Belmont, an awesome antique store. $20.00 for all those red books on children’s classics. Dated 1912.  Really, not THAT old. I love old…

Rankin Lake & Turtles..

So the family’s been trying to be more spontaneous; especially myself and my son. We love to plan things out before we do them– I’m talking at least a couple weeks in advance! When I saw a Rankin Lake in Gastonia North Carolina and I realize it’s just a few miles from us, we decided…

Soap Revamped!

This year I haven’t added any new soaps to my line, not including my temporary summer soap, Bora Bora.  However, I have noticed my Charcoal Aloe soap, with skin loving activated bamboo charcoal, is a low seller. It has a few die-hard fans though; and there is no way I wanted to dismiss a soap…

Homeschooin’ & Winter

  I had stopped posting blogs as I was (still am) very busy with homeschooling Taliesin..but I decided to start up again! Woot! It’s soooo cold here in southern NC..trying to keep warm. We were in Florida with the in-laws last week..Lego Land! Warm and lovely, but I do NOT miss the heavy traffic! Orlando that must be…

Tomatoes and Summer Fun

Mondays are the best time for my blog posts, since Monday’s are my energy days!  Much to the annoyance of past office colleagues I would stroll into work with a huge smile on Monday and greet everyone enthusiastically; I have NO idea why I am like this, but I have always been like this. 🙂 North Carolina…

Lip balm lip balm lip balm….

My Shea Butter lip butter balm flavors have changed over the years due to flavors becoming obsolete or just not a favorite. I started this business making only lip balms as I LOVE a GOOD lip balm–I keep one in my car, purse, bedside and pocket! I love my newest flavor: Isle of Apples, named after the Isle of Avalon. …

Thyme for cough syrup & the holidays

My son and I have had a cold for what seems like forever now. Taliesin has had a cough for a week and I have found this thyme recipe that does help.  Simmer a small handful of dried thyme (larger handful for fresh) in a cup of water, simmer for a half hour at least,…

Asheville and Deodorant

Noelle from Bayberrywoods Candles and myself had a blast at the Organicfest in beautiful Asheville, NC. Our tents were near a large, spouting fountain..I mean really, a lovely city!  I’ve been here before, but only then for fun!  Yet this was just as fun! The people were so nice, happy, and I made record sales!…

DIY liquid soap

I love a large bar of soap.  I rarely get asked about making a liquid soap to sell, but many people prefer a liquid soap by the kitchen sink. I agree. There are ways to make it by scratch. Liquid soap is made with potassium hydroxide instead of sodium hydroxide normally.  Now is not the…

2013 was a wonderful year for my family and Faerykissnaturals in Gaston County, North Carolina!  This is my new site where you are still able to buy from my Etsy store!  I make handcrafted CP (homemade, no short cuts) soaps, solid Shea butter lotions, lip Shea butter balms, herbal salves too since 2007. I really…