"I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it." Vincent
Van Gogh

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The New Etsy Shop!!

We have opened a new Etsy shop.
I have fallen in love with making my own soaps and bath and body products.  I love how the natural soaps feel.  There is nothing like it.

For a little background information:

All soap, when made, creates Glycerin.  Glycerin is a wonderful humectant, which means that it attracts moisture from the air and then draws that moisture into your skin.  The commercial soap industry discovered, a long time ago, that if they extract the glycerin from the soaps they made they could sell the glycerin separately and make more money than keeping the glycerin in the soap.  To make their soaps
feel like the glycerin was still in there, or at least the normal amount the soap would produce naturally, they added fillers and harsh chemicals that makes our skin feel (temporarily) like glycerin is still in the soap.  In essence, tricking us into thinking that their bar of soap was still moisturizing.  In the end, we end up slathering more lotion on than necessary to compensate for the loss.

This is were homemade artisan soaps come in the picture.  These soaps are glycerin rich and feel so different from the commercial bars of soap.  I have been using my handmade soap for quite some time now and have noticed a HUGE difference in my skin.  I also use my Sugar Scrub Cubes which have my
handmade body butter, grape seed oil, a bath whip base and melt & pour base added.  I love the melt & pour bases as well.  I hope to someday use 100% handmade ingredients in my Sugar Scrub Cubes, but the
bases themselves are super awesome and moisturizing.  You can't go wrong with them.  

Please take the time to check out my shop, and like my Facebook page for new items.  I am slowly building up my shop and hope to have more items added soon.  Share the shop as well, and buy some soap!! ;)

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