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Sunday, September 1, 2013

How times (and products) have changed

When I started this journey a little over two years ago, I had NO idea where it would lead. It started with bath salts (and not the kind that make you eat people's faces) then lotion for myself and then morphed into what it is today. Little did I know two years ago that I would make these little guys:

Spearmint Lip Balm
Also, I never knew that I would move from this type of soap:

Lily of the Valley Glycerin
 To this type:
Lily of the Valley From Scratch
I've had a few people ask me why the switch. To be honest, I love both. But there is something that truly speaks to me with our From Scratch line. Mostly, I have complete and utter control. With the Glycerin soaps, I have a base, I cut it up, melt it down, add color and fragrance, pour, and move on my merry way. With From Scratch, I mix every ingredient, carefully measure out, determine the type of pattern (and deal with any weird things that the fragrance may do) and then wait with what little patience I have for them to cure for testing.

Sure, not every batch turns out exactly the same as the last, but that's the joy of handmade. No two bars of soap will ever look exactly alike. They each have a personality and a story, just like we all do. One day, I'll go into a more in depth analysis (it is what a do for my day job after all, I'm just a soap ninja by night and weekend) on why I made the switch. But for now, if you've seen your favorite bar take on a more rustic look, that's why.

3 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful shade of green you've got! I just started making CP soap last April and I've been hooked ever since. I think there's just something about it that challenges you and gets you addicted! M&P looks fun. Have to try it one of these days. Happy soaping! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! CP is completely addictive, and for me, a bit therapeutic. MP is great fun and gives you unbelievable creativity. Stay Inspired!

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