Thursday, October 29, 2015

the latest.........

here is what was pictured in the crock pot 
from my earlier post

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

HOT process

What do you do when you planned meticulously weeks in advance for 3 (three!) Holiday Craft Shows, but feel you need more soap (at the last minute)

I sat and calculated how many varieties and quantity of each weeks ago and made batch after batch weeks ago only to look at my soap stash and wonder if it is enough?  I have to admit I've never had my shelves so full!  

I'm not one who usually makes soap in the hot processed method - 
(I've actually never done it!) but I'm always up for an adventure. 
It isn't a whole lot different than when I melt all of my scraps down in the 
crock pot so I got to cooking.   I think it turned out nicely.  

Most people say you can use it right after cutting, but I have a week and a half
 before my first market so it has some time to sit.  I am using a bar in the kitchen 
today though and I really like it
.....smooth, creamy and a great lather - just like my cold processed.  

Holiday Cheer

I'm sold that I actually made another batch today - so now I have 14 varieties (had to make another couldn't be 13!) and close to 400 bars of soap.  

I'm set - seriously all done! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Indie Knit & Spin - Featured Vendor

Dusty Tree Soap (click on this link to read more)
 is a featured vendor for the 
Indie Knit & Spin 
event that is quickly approaching

November 14th 
10am - 4pm

Wilkins School Community Center
Regent Square - Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, October 8, 2015

herbs from 
Summer's harvest 
fresh from the garden
mint + lemon balm

reap the rewards