• Featured

    My First Choice: The Wooden Soap Mold

    First of all, there are many ways you can improvise with soap making, believe me when I say that I have. However, there are a few essential ingredients and tools that you cannot make cold process soap without, full stop. One of those critical elements is…

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  • Colour, Design, Life

    Anticipating Spring & Soap Curing

    Making cold process soap is a mixed blessing when it comes to soap curing time! What I find a challenge is planning and making soap that’s ready to sell two or three months down the road; almost the next season! Logistically, it requires some finagling…

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  • Featured

    Handmade Soap: Tips for Use, Storage and Longevity

    One of the most frequent questions that customers ask is “How long will this soap last?”  Unfortunately, my answer is not definitive but more of a qualified “it depends” as there are so many things that influence the life expectancy of handmade soap. Product use…

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  • Art

    Functional Art

    Functional art? Of course! This term first cropped up years ago when I was buying an inlaid wood cutting board at a craft sale. The enthusiastic sales pitch delivered by the craftsman was convincing but what finally sold me was the notion of ‘functional art’.…

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