November 10, 2008
I thought I’d show a photo of Tadpole #1 working on soap making.
Cutting up soap base
And lest you think the other Tadpole wasn’t helping, he was…just not with soap. He was “shelling” our homegrown popcorn:
To show the size of one of the little LEGO soaps (there are 3 of them in each package), here’s a photo of the “real thing” and the soap together. The one on the left is, obviously, the real brick, and the one on the right is the soap.
LEGO soap compared with LEGO brick
November 3, 2008
Here are some of the soaps that Tadpole #1 and Momma Frog made for the holidays:
Dove Soap - Hollyberry scent
Puzzle soaps - Litsea Cubeba scent
Another view of puzzle pieces soaps
3-pc LEGO soaps - Litsea Cubeba scent
ABCD alphabet soaps - Hollyberry scent
Cat soap - Hollyberry scent
Monkey Soap - Hollyberry scent
A Patriotic Christmas Red-White-Blue Stars set - Litsea Cubeba scent
Frog soap (with LEGO soaps in background) - Litsea Cubeba scent
Litsea Cubeba is a related to the laurel, rosewood and cinnamon trees. This essential oil has a pleasing citrus scent and is said to be great for skin care, particularly oily skin. There is currently research being done on its calming effects.
September 18, 2008
Instead of handing candy, why not give kids something that not only won’t rot their teeth, but will help them want to wash up after touching sticky candy?
Tadpole #1 made these yummy smelling skull and crossbones soaps.
Halloween Skull Soaps
Each set comes with one skull and one crossbones (weighing a bit over 1oz), and costs $1.50 in a clear plastic baggie or $3.00 if you want them in a cute, handmade Halloween fabric bag.
These are the bag choices:
Halloween Soap Bags
They make adorable party favors!
September 15, 2008
They’re finally done! Since I made these without the boys’ help, I posted the whole story, along with more photos, at my site: http://demetersdance.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/sushi-soaps/
August 5, 2008
It’s been crazy-busy for us in the summer. Life just never slows down.
The Patriotic Soaps are all gone – well, except for one, but we’re keeping it. 🙂
We’ve been busy harvesting and weeding. The wild blackberries are wonderful this year. We’ve frozen a whole bunch already.
blackberries and a few blueberries ready to be frozen
The peach tree is loaded, and the fruits are ripening…
peaches rosy on the tree
June 9, 2008
Just in time for Flag Day and the Fourth of July – our Patriotic Soaps are perfect for your Star-Spangled needs!
Handmade from the finest ingredients, these luscious soaps with a pleasing scent of Green Garden feature a red star and a blue star embedded in a white base. The tiny dash of glitter in the soap is reminiscent of holiday fireworks.
Complete your patriotic decor with these fun and festive soaps!
A rectangular bar (4 oz) is $3; an oval bar (3 oz) is $2.50
May 19, 2008
“Lavender Romance – a softly scented, moisturizing soap hand-made with the highest quality soap bases and fragrance oils. It’ll remind you of love and happiness every time you use it!”
The kids finished their second soap attempt a couple of weeks ago, creating beautiful Lilac Romance soaps. These turned out perfect in both fragrance and the feel and latherability (yup, just made up a cool new word to describe soaps…LOL!).
I never got a chance to post them for sale because all of them, in addition to the pretty Honeyed Verbena soaps are sold. The boys’ wonderful aunt bought them for friends and business clients.
Now, we’ll need to make more soaps…maybe for Fourth of July!