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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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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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Dark Days Challenge

In an effort to increase our awareness of where our food comes from, and to find more local sources for our food, my wife and I are joining the Dark Days Challenge this winter. In a nutshell, the Challenge is … Continue reading

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A Year of Soap, For A Few Hours Of Effort

In February last year we began making cold process soap for our own use and to give away to friends and family. We started out with easy to make soaps, then as we gained confidence and experience we started making … Continue reading

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