• Photographing White Lotion Bottles

    This morning’s project was a new picture for my Etsy banner and Facebook page. The struggle has been that I usually photograph on a white background. That worked well for my other Etsy shop, Mulberry Junction, but not so well with my white lotion bottles. In the picture below you can see how I do […]

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  • What is Castille Soap

    This is the batch of Castile soap I’m in process of packaging right now. Castile soap is a simple soap that is made with olive oil. Although the history of Castile goes way back, it is believed that the soap was first made in Castilla, Italy. This makes sense when you understand that in that […]

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  • Castor Oil Bubbles

    When I re-batched the soap I talked about in yesterday’s post, I learned something. I needed to add the oil I’d forgotten to add when I first made the soap. I was initially going to use avocado, but had recently read something that reminded me that castor oil helps give great lather. When I read […]

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  • Saved Soap Batch

    Several months ago I made a batch of soap and forgot to put the avocado oil in at the trace stage to superfat my soap. This is a pretty important step if you want a soap that is mild and not lye heavy. I don’t really want to be making “Grandma’s scary lye heavy soap”. […]

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