Vermont’s fall season brings about abundant and breathtaking changes in our surroundings! You can sense the magic in the air as the leaves turn gold and begin to drop – we all seem to inherently create space for summer reflection and assimilate an amazing sense of gratitude as we turn inward for the winter.Continue reading Cocoa Butter & Calendula Sugar Cube Scrub
With summer comes flourishing bees and abundant honey! Well, maybe not for everybody, my bees have struggled with splits and swarming this year and I’m still crossing my fingers for strong hives before winter. Regardless, I still have enough honey available to experiment with in soap making! Honey has been used since the ancient timesContinue reading Oats & Honey Cold Process Soap
Both activated charcoal and clay seem to be pretty popular in the skincare world today. Being completely natural, safe, and gently detoxifying there is no wondering why! They are both known for drawing out excess oils, bacteria, and toxins from our skin, making them impressive additions to our body care products! Activated charcoal is carbon that canContinue reading Charcoal & Clay Cold Process Soap
Creating this diy herbal body splash is just one way I like to incorporate the sweet earthy fragrance and mood enhancing properties of botanicals into my every day. With witch hazel as a base, this citrus & floral splash becomes versatile with its many functional uses. I like to “wear” the refreshing, feel-good herbs as an all-over body splash,Continue reading Citrus & Floral Infused Body Splash
I caught a glimpse of summer last week! I peeked into my beehives and strolled the property dreaming about my summer gardens. The weather was warm and the sun was bright – but my feet… not so much! My heels tend to dry out a little and although I usually keep them in check with regular use of aContinue reading 3 DIY Herbal Treatments To Get Your Feet Summer Ready!
Have you heard of or seen felted soap? They’re adorable little soaps blanketed in wool, which acts as a built-in washcloth! I was fascinated by them at first sight, and of course, being a soap maker, I wanted learn how to make them myself! Luckily, creating these fantastic little fuzzies is a relatively easy process – a little time consuming when creating multiples, but stillContinue reading FELTED SOAP! A Super Simple DIY
There’s a pretty good chance the “soap” you buy from the store is not actually soap at all. In fact, most products sold in conventional stores are actually considered detergents. Detergents are made with an array of synthetic surfactants, builders, and additives. Studies have shown the commonly used ingredients falling within categories such as surfactants, emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial colors, and fragrances have harmful effectsContinue reading Is your soap REALLY soap?
As a mom, baths are a wonderful luxury I miss out on regularly. I dream of soaking in an infusion of floral herbs in a big white tub accented with a rustic wooden tray holding beeswax candles and live green plants. The kids screeches are so distant they only offer relaxation. When you’re a mom, complete silence can be concerning.Continue reading Sea Salt & Shea Butter Bombs
Soaping is so much fun, especially if you’re into the DIY crafty lifestyle and love creating with unpredictability! No matter how close you follow a recipe, you’ll have slightly difference results every time, and I love it! The biggest problem I’ve encountered is that I can’t stop soaping! Luckily, Christmas is just around the cornerContinue reading Pumpkin Spice Cold Process Soap