Making "Lavender Orange" Soap

Click on through here for a little peek behind the scenes at the making of "Lavender Orange" soap. "Lavender Orange” is scented with essential oils of lavender and orange for a cheerful, sweet, and floral aroma, while...

 

May 24, 2017 by Jennifer Katehos

What is "Natural" Anyway?

This is a tricky question because there is no official governing body for the use of the word “natural” when it comes to cosmetics.  If the definition of “natural” included only ingredients that were found out and about in nature, it would be impossible for handcrafted soap to qualify.  For example, Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide, the alkalis necessary for turning water and oils into soap, are manufactured...

March 29, 2017 by Jennifer Katehos

Body Oils: Game-Changing Moisturization

For a time, when I was a young girl, I used a popular pharmacy-found brand’s body oil instead of lotion.   Lotions are basically oils + water + an emulsifier — as you know, oil and water don’t mix, which is where the emulsifier comes in, to keep the oils and water together and creamy and lotion-like.  The idea is that body oil is simply...

 

March 16, 2017 by Jennifer Katehos

The Original Facial Bar

After numerous requests and months of testing, it's finally ready: The Original Facial Bar!  If you like using a true soap on your face, this is the bar for you.  It's our first pure soap formulated specifically for the face...

September 15, 2015 by Jennifer Katehos

Light and Lush Lotions

If your skin gets dry during the day (and if you're like me and commuting on public transportation every weekday, you’re washing your hands quite a bit!), you can add back moisture with lotion...
August 27, 2015 by Jennifer Katehos