Get Juiced with Cranberry Butter Soap

Get Juiced with my Cranberry Butter Soap. Made with a skin-loving, moisturizing combination of Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Cranberry fruit. The scent is ripe for fall with sweet and tart notes of cranberries and citrus. Cranberries are high in antioxidant and loaded with vitamins C, B3, and B5. Cranberries are said to regenerate, moisturize, and brighten…

Memories of “My Grandma’s Garden”

Scents are powerful and they come with memories.  Scents can bring you joy, laughter, and tears. On this day, I laughed and shed a few happy tears as I experienced the power of scent on memory when I received a sample bottle of Pink Peony fragrance oil.  My first and immediate reaction was a smile as the smell of the…

Mother’s Day & Pamper Fest 2017

Last weekend was Mother’s Day and Pamper Fest.  Pamper Fest is hosted at an all suites hotel giving the ladies an opportunity to relax and enjoy spa treatments as they move from room to room.  Thanks to Sue Miller and Miller Products for a great event. Based on my business name, I decided to throw a Luau.  There were Polynesian…

Coconut Milk Shake

Production for spring and summer favorites is in full swing.  I try to stay outside as much as I can when the weather turns hot, so its no problem at all for me to stay in during the  winter and rainy early spring making soap and other skincare goodies.  When the sun comes out and the temperature climbs you’ll find…

Welcome Spring

#cocoabutter #mango #spa #handcraftedsoap #upstandingfood  

Aloha Africa

About 10 years ago, I went to Honolulu, Hawaii for six glorious days on business then added a day strictly for pleasure.  I’ve been longing and working towards returning ever since. Honolulu is a lush, green, tropical environment fragrant from the scent of Plumeria, Birds of Paradise, Hibiscus, and Pikake framing the landscape of every street, road, and highway.  Along with an abundance of pineapples,…

Creating My First Soap

Research is an absolute must to become a successful soapmaker.  My first batch was made in a pot held between my legs, stirred with a spoon.  This method can takes hours to trace (combining the oils and lye water to a point they will not separate).  We, or maybe it was just I, had not discovered that stick blending will reduce…

For Mommy and Michelle

My mother had to have a piece of sweet potato pie or pound cake for dessert after Sunday dinner.  This was non-negotiable.  She would cook dinner and bake Saturday evening.  You see, when Mommy got home from church, all she wanted to do was heat it up and sit down to her dinner.  This wasn’t quick.  We’re talking pre-microwave….

Hemp Hemp Hooray

I’m an old school chick and Hemp Hemp Hooray is my tribute to growing up when life was simple and easy.  Skincare products were not yet polluted with all kinds of chemicals and you washed your face with soap and water.  My favorite ingredient from “back in the day” is cocoa butter. We used it to moisture, soften,…