Why I Make Soap That Looks Like Dessert When people see soap that looks like pie, cake, or cookies their reactions are all over the place. “That might be the coolest thing I have ever seen!”…
I work hard to make many different types of handmade soap so that I can offer a little something for everyone. And today I’m introducing another new soap. Here’s a hint about the new soap;…
Have you ever noticed there’s always one house in every neighborhood where everyone wonders “What in the world is going on over there?” If you live in the big city, there is always that noisy…
Well, I finally got around to doing another one of those craft projects that I found on Pinterest. I wanted to dress up my front yard a little for autumn, so I decided to make…
One of my good friends is also a soapmaker. She told me recently that she had learned that we could not use certain words to describe our handmade soap. According to the United States Food…
I have always been a people-pleaser. People-pleasers hate to say no, hate to let others down, and hate to inconvenience others in any way. Even when I’m deathly ill and dehydrated, I’d rather lick the…
I work a full-time job during the day, and I make soap in the evenings or on the weekends. During Christmas season, I spend a lot of time wrapping and packing soap to fill orders. I live alone so I get bored when I’m wrapping 62 bars of soap or making 10 loaves of new soap. So I turn on the TV to occupy my mind.
I make luxury, gourmet soap. It costs $6 per bar. Too much money for one bar of soap? Definitely not.
Why? Because there is a big difference between fresh, handmade, gourmet soap and the soap you find on store shelves. And I’m not just referring to the fact that store-bought soap is usually loaded with preservatives
Got babies? Or a family member with super-sensitive skin? I have just the thing for you!
This ultra-gentle handmade baby soap has no preservatives, no fragrance, and no color, all of which can irritate babies or those with skin problems. This special soap is made with real Gerber carrot baby food as well as fresh buttermilk! It’s hard to get more natural than that.
Well, here it is – The Holy Grail of soapmakers. Not much to look at, is it?
It’s a Commercial Quick Cutter, also known as “The Tank” – a soap cutter that cuts a whole loaf of cold process soap at once. No more uneven soap slices. No more sore hands from cutting soap, slice by slice.
And it can be had on the For Crafts Sake web site for the low, low sum of . . . how much? $267.95?? Plus tax, plus shipping. Ouch!
My cold process soapmaking started as a hobby and turned into a side business. As a divorced, middle-aged woman, soapmaking has become a great way for me to help make ends meet. (Wow, that last sentence was hard to say; the middle-aged part, not the divorced part.)
I don’t have the high-priced equipment that some soapmakers have, including a precision soap cutter. Instead, I cut all of my
If you’ve been wondering why there hasn’t been a recent post from The Enchanted Bath, it’s because things have been . . . well . . . not so enchanting around here lately. We had a bad storm here and I’ve been without electricity, internet or cell phone service for three days. We’re also in the middle of a heat wave, which is not a good combination.
As many of you know, I work full time and make soap as a hobby and as a side business to help make ends meet. I have many other time-consuming hobbies like gardening, writing, cooking, reading, bird-watching, crafting, eating Gummy Bears, Googling, and loafing.
As you can probably tell, I am brand new at having my own web site.
I finally have a web site for The Enchanted Bath!
I followed some instructions I found on the internet and figured out how to buy a domain name (TheEnchantedBath.com). Then, following the same instructions, I chose a ‘hosting’ company called BlueHost. Then I picked out a theme to use on my site.