Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I realize that I haven't blogged in a while.  I do apologize for that.  I've been busy, but that is no excuse.  So here is what I've been up to...I'm opening up a storefront!  I have been teaching soap making classes for a couple of months now and it has sparked an interest that has got me in a tailspin. 

I have been taking time to get organized, get certified and documented as a full-time business, and I have found a great location and space to conduct classes.  I love to teach, and I've always liked the student/teacher relationship.  I don't claim to know it all.  I've learned a great deal from reading blogs, books, and experimenting on my own.  I have tried many processes in the last couple of months, but documentation with pictures has been an issue for me. I look forward to getting organized and being able to document and blog a lot better than I have so far.  I am currently making great progress in the storefront.  The building had a leak and combined with the rain that we've had in Tennessee there has been plenty of fixing going on.  A fresh coat of pain, new ceiling tiles, and furniture is what is needed.  I'll keep you posted on the progress!

Ok! So I have a job that I love doing.  Baby showers, Wedding Showers, office and birthday gifting are my favorite things to do.  Polka dots and turquoise are the name of the game.  I love the way it all came out.  I wished I would have had more time, but it was a spur of the moment gig.  Hot-Process is what I went with.  I do like the hot-process look and the idea of being able to use the soap so quickly after its completed.  Cold process let's me be more creative, but it takes a while to cure.  I love the entire process of the soap making, but with this one...my creativity came out in the labeling and packaging.  

Here are a couple of pictures for your enjoyment.

For those of you who make soaps out there, what is your favorite soap making process?  Cold, Hot, Cold-Process Oven Method, or Cold-Process Refrigerator Method?  I would love to hear a little bit about your experiences.

Until next time.....xoxo