Soap Shavings

The Many Benefits of Rose Hips and How I Use Them to Make Soap

The Many Benefits of Rose Hips and How I Use Them to Make Soap

It’s that time of year again. My old-fashioned rose bush has finished blooming and the rose hips are ripening. See how I prepare them to make Rose Hip with Shea butter soap.

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Making Rose Water with my own Rose Petals

Making Rose Water with my own Rose Petals

Spring is in full bloom and summer officially starts this weekend. My old-fashioned rose bush has been in full bloom for several weeks and I have been busy collecting all of the rose petals I have room to dry! So today I made this year’s first batch of rose water that will be used to make my Rose Petals soap. 

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Husky Kisses and Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue

Husky Kisses and Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue

**UPDATE: 5/1/19 - Husky Kisses are officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who purchased them to support this wonderful cause!**

When you purchase our Husky Kisses lip balm, half of the purchase price will be donated to help Winter and other dogs like him being cared for by the wonderful people at Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue.

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Why You Want Beer in Your Soap and How I Make That Happen

Why You Want Beer in Your Soap and How I Make That Happen

Myself, our family and friends are the lucky ones who get to enjoy the Marketing Capuchin's wonderful selection of craft brews but he obviously can’t sell them. However, now you can buy soap made with ‘Little Christopher’s’ home brew beer. 

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The Many Benefits of Beeswax Lotion Bars

The Many Benefits of Beeswax Lotion Bars

When I was first asked, back in November, if I sold lotion bars I said, “lotion what?” I had never even heard of a lotion bar. Was it a type of soap that moisturizes your skin. But, being the curious person that I am, I went home that night and did some research. And, sure enough, there they were - beeswax lotion bars - made with just four ingredients; beeswax, coconut oil, Shea butter (or any another butter like cocoa butter) and essential oils.

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