Category Archives: Soap

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When I first started this blog back in 2009, I had no idea if anyone would even read it. I wasn’t exactly sure what I would blog about, though gardening and food were two things that came to mind. I … Continue reading

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It’s Soapmaking Time Again

Last week after Thanksgiving my wife and I stayed inside to avoid all of the Black Friday shopping frenzy and made soap instead. We’ve been making cold-process soaps for almost six years now. Our interest in soaps came about after … Continue reading

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Sunny Calendula Goat’s Milk Soap

This soap features a blend of olive, coconut and castor oils, plus 20% shea butter. Goat’s milk is used for its moisturizing and emollient properties as well as for the smooth and creamy lather. We use a small amount (up … Continue reading

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Monday Recap: The Deep Freeze

We were fortunate last week to come through the latest Snowpocalypse with only about six inches of the powdery white stuff. We couldn’t escape the blast of Arctic air that followed behind it though that sent temperatures plummeting to record … Continue reading

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Lavender Honey Bastille Soap

Olive oil has been used both inside and outside the body for thousands of years, especially in Mediterranean cultures where the olive trees flourish. It is loaded with antioxidants, polyphenols and other components that nourish, condition and soften the skin … Continue reading

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