Essential Oils in Soapmaking

Now that I'm a year into my soap making adventure, I think I have even more questions than I did at the start. This is a good sign because it means that I'm learning, and asking questions is always good when learning something new! Over the next year I'm going to share my research with you. They say that if you can teach a subject, then you will know that subject, so partly I'll be sharing so that I can learn better :-) I have questions on topics such as natural colorants, essential oils, creating that "perfect" soap recipe, making liquid soap and shampoo, and making hair conditioner and lotions. I've even made a tattoo balm that worked great on my new ink that I'd like to test out. See

First Show Success!

Now that everyone's back from the holidays....well, almost...I thought it might be a good time for a new post in an effort to keep up with it more often. About ten days before Christmas, I sold my soap at my first ever craft show. It was at Falkner Winery, one of the many local wineries here in Temecula. It's a beautiful location, the kind of place where they do weddings and host club events, in addition to making and selling delicious wine! Since I far exceeded what I was hoping to sell, I'd say it was a success! And it was a perfect day, not too hot, in fact a little chilly for us, and then there was the....local color, so to speak... A common aspect of going to the wineries is taking a




Rawhide Road

Aguanga , California