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Patchouli Citrus Hand Soap

This is our latest creation in hand soaps. The base recipe has lanolin for its emollient properties, and castor oil for its moisturizing qualities and its contribution to a fluffy, long-lasting lather. It features patchouli and a blend of citrus … Continue reading

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Homemade: 2013 Christmas Ornament

Once again, my wife and I both made Christmas ornaments this year. I started this tradition back in in 2005, when we were still dating. That year I decorated a papier mache birdhouse that I painted and sprinkled with glitter. … Continue reading

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French Green Clay Soap

The recipe that follows is for a 450 grams/1 pound batch size (oil weight). It can easily be scaled up for larger batches. We chose to add Tea Tree essential oil to this one at the rate of 1 Tbsp/lb … Continue reading

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Having A Soaper Time: Peppermint Honey Oatmeal Soap

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Homemade: 2012 Christmas Ornament

Just in time for Christmas, I finished making my new ornament. As is our custom, I waited until Christmas morning to hang it on the tree. I wound up not using paint and stencils after all, because I didn’t like … Continue reading

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