4.26.13 OK guys...I'm not sure what happened here. I had people like this blog but I couldn't see who or if they posted a favorite scent or not. If people commented on fb and I was not able to see it, I apologize! I only show 2 entries for this give away! If you tried to enter or had problems, please contact me and I will put your name in the drawing!
I don't know about you, but in northern Wisconsin Spring has not sprung! It's the middle of April and several feet of snow cover my poor flower beds. I remember last year at this time, there was no snow and I was outside getting dirty in the garden. I can't wait to get my hands dirty in the soil and grow beautiful flowers again!
To help kick off Spring, I am giving away a One Pound variety pack of Spring-themed Luxurious Soaps! Included are Cucumber Melon and Blue Hawaiian scents in the Macadamia Nut Kukui, Hemp Oil, and Glycerin soap formulas (as shown left). All you have to do to win is share or like my blog on Facebook and in the comments type your favorite scent for lotion or body wash. I'll pick one random winner on Friday April 26th at noon central time. Maybe if we all concentrate on the weather improving and think SPRING, it will really happen. Good luck!!!
I've made hot process soap before and enjoy the ability to use the bars faster than cold process soap (4 to 6 week cure time). Anyway, I've never had any problems before. It gets thick so I'm not able to make fancy designs like is possible with cold process, but there are pros and cons to both. The pot of soap was getting close to being done when the soap started growing and growing and growing. It was going to overflow my crock pot so I needed to do something. I started stirring but that didn't help. I turned off the heat. Still nothing. It was going over and I couldn't stop it. Luckily I had my protective gear on: rubber gloves & goggles,and pot holders handy, so I picked up the crock and dumped the overflowing, dripping mess into the prepared molds. I had to put it somewhere. What a mess! It dripped all over my counters and floor. Slippery and dangerous! It took me an hour just to clean up all the drips and spills. When I looked online to see what went wrong, it appears that sometimes that just happens. I will think twice and prepare MUCH better before I make another batch of hot process soap. So I'm back to pumping out the cold process type which has to cure but it so much safer to make!
Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.