Make your favorite face cream!

Good evening!  If you’re in the northern hemisphere, I hope you are having a wonderful and fun Autumn! The dry and cold season of winter is coming up, and that’s when I amp up my face cream. Don’t spend a ton on fancy creams–make one that works! I want to start by stating my favorite…

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…

How to make your personalized simple shower scrub

Hi! There are a LOT of shower sugar or salt scrubs out there.  A scrub for the body is to help exfoliate your skin cells. As we age, our skin regenerates at a slower pace.  After the age of forty, or even sooner, a scrub is a great way to retain that youthful glow. There…

German fun :)

Don’t get me started on how much I LOVE this beautiful country! I have been three times (twice as a soldier), and had the wonderful pleasure of taking my son with me this fourth time to see my Deutsche Freundin (German gal friend!). We visited Dresden and Frankfurt. Dresden was particularly exciting, as I have…

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…

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…

I heart lemongrass

I was washing the floor with the best mixture of floor soap in the world: baking soda, white vinegar and a squirt of dish soap with plenty of hot water in the bucket, and I wanted to add a little something. I have many essential oils, but especially own a huge (too huge) freakin bottle of lemongrass…

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…