Sunday, February 9, 2014

A little behind the scenes info....

A few years ago I decided I wanted/needed something creative to do with my time. I am a stay at home mama and wife, and while I absolutely love that, finding something just for me to do was important. I don't even remember what prompted me to research soap making, but I figured it was worth a shot to try my hand at it.
 The process I use is melt and pour. Many people will say that this method is not really "making soap" and while that may be true, because I don't actually add the lye to the mixture, I still consider myself a soap maker. Using the melt and pour method allows me to be creative with what I add to the bases such as oats, citrus peel, a variety of essential oils, or dried herbs. I also like to let this type of soap "cure" at least a week before using. This helps the bars get a bit harder.
 This past fall I began making hard lotion bars as well as lip balm. We (my husband and I) absolutely love the lotion bars. They are made with all natural ingredients, just four to be exact, and moisturize our skin wonderfully. The lip balms are also made with those same natural ingredients. It is so good to know what we are actually using on our skin and lips...and that the ingredients are harmless. All ingredients are labeled on my products as well. I hope you will visit my Etsy shop and try out some of my soap, lotion bars, and lip balm!

Mountain Man: a woodsy smelling soap for your man

 Sweet Orange & Honey soap:  made with honey, orange essential oil, and orange zest. Smells delicious!

 Lavender Oatmeal soap:  This has the relaxing scent of lavender essential oil, dried lavender buds, and gluten free oats
 Double Mint soap: Smells like the chewing gum! Contains spearmint essential oils and peppermint leaves
 Lavender Hard Lotion Bar
 Lip Balm in three flavors: Peppermint, Vanilla, and Spearmint
Vanilla Hard Lotion Bar

That was just a peek inside Simply Soap! I'd love for you to try some products and come back and share a review. 


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