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Stockist Spotlight: The Local (Weston, WI)

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Stockist Spotlight: The Local (Weston, WI)

This is the third in a series of posts that talk about the stores that carry my products. As of today, I have one out-of-state stockist in Wisconsin. This opportunity arose out of a friendship with one of the owners. Britnie and I first met at a craft fair and kept bumping into each other at events for a couple of years. She has since retired from selling at events and can be found at one of The Local's two shop locations. About The Local The Local’s first location, found in the heart of downtown Wausau, was opened in July 2017. After...

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Happy National Beer Lover's Day! Why Beer Makes a Great Soap

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Happy National Beer Lover's Day! Why Beer Makes a Great Soap

September 7th is National Beer Lover's Day, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to highlight our 3 beer soaps. These make wonderful gifts for beer lovers, but that's not the only reason for using beer in a bar of soap! Why Beer Makes a Great Bar of Soap The naturally occurring sugars in beer make for a smooth, creamy lather with lots of extra bubbles. Hops contain amino acids and vitamins that soothe inflammation and irritated skin (like from ingrown hairs or dermatitis). This and the lather, make it a great bar for shaving, as well. Brewer's yeast is...

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Enter Our Giveaway!

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Enter Our Giveaway!

Hey guys! I'm running a giveaway for the first time in a loooong while. There are 3 prizes available:  1) Sugar Scrub.  2) Lotion & Lip Balm.  3) Soap & Lip Balm. 3 Winners will be chosen and contacted on September 15th. Winners will have 48 hours to respond with their address information. If no response is received in this time frame, another winner will be chosen. Just click here to enter!

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Stockist Spotlight: Mohair Pear

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Stockist Spotlight: Mohair Pear
This is the second in a series of posts that talk about the stores that carry my products. Mohair Pear has been a fixture in the heart of the Cedar Falls College Hill district since 1993. They are known for carrying an eclectic mix of products.

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All Soap is Made With Lye: Cold Process vs Glycerin (Melt & Pour) Soaps

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All Soap is Made With Lye: Cold Process vs Glycerin (Melt & Pour) Soaps
Every once in a great while, a visitor to my event booth will ask if my soaps are made with lye. And when I answer yes, they scoff and walk away. It's hard not laugh, despite the knowledge that not everyone understands the science involved in soap making. The confusion comes from the two very different processes involved when making cold process vs glycerin (melt and pour) soaps. So let's clear things up.

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