Number 2. Drop a deuce. Poo. Hence the name, Numero Dos. Made with all natural NON-chemical ingredients, this little gem will not only save embarrassment. it won’t poison you or your environment!
Simply spray a few sprays on the surface of the water, go, flush.
But that’s not where the usefulness of this stuff ends. Deodorize the air, stinky shoes, etc. Because there are essential oils and glycerin in this, test it on an inconspicuous spot first – the essential oils are strong and, well, glycerin is glycerin – not really an oil, not really water. They may make spots on certain fabrics or surfaces – they’ll likely be fairly easy to clean. But you’ve been warned – I’m not coming to clean it if you mess up… LOL :)
Currently, I only make Lemon Eucalyptus (and everyone seems to love it) but if you’d like to request a certain essential oil or blend, feel free to Contact me and we can work out the details.
Ingredients: Water, Odor Killing Enzymes, Essential Oils, Glycerin.
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A coconut oil free, fine tallow soap enriched with the flesh of an organic avocado, vitamin-rich organic avocado oil, emu oil, organic aloe vera, jojoba, raw organic shea butter, raw organic cocoa butter, lanolin. Therapeutic grade essential oils of lavender, bergamot and melissa contribute their scent and healing qualities – and you know you’re not being subjected to chemicals. This super luxe 9% super fatted soap is all about taking care of your face!
This is a LOW SUDSING formula – because of it’s luxurious ingredients, this soap will not make a big, bubbly suds – but it will clean the skin all the same – well not the ‘same’. It will be gentler than other, more sudsy soaps. :) See my Coconut Oil Post.
Remember that these super fatted soaps do have a shelf life – they’re good for about a year after obtaining them, so use them or put them in the freezer. Offered at $7.00 per bar here
One of my most favorite things about making soap is the calculation of the formula. I absolutely love to figure out how much of each oil should go into a certain formulation, what additives ‘fit’, I sketch out how I’d like it to look, even. There are some formulations that never get off the ground for one reason or another, others that can’t get made fast enough to suit me. I love doing this from the first idea of a product right to meeting the person who buys it.
I’ve talked to several people who have expressed an interest in making their own soap. The things that hold them back seem to be the following:
1. Difficulty in figuring out a recipe.
2. Not really knowing exactly which steps to take
3. Afraid of Lye.
We will address number 3 first. Lye is only as dangerous as you make it. If you take steps to protect yourself (gloves, safety glasses), use non-reactive utensils and containers (plastic, stainless steel) and always, always, ALWAYS pour your lye into your water, the lye will not hurt you.
While I know many people who get all separate utensils for making soap, I don’t. I use the same pots we eat out of to make soap and they’ve never been cleaner! EXCEPT in the cases when someone has made a special order for a batch of soap that contains a very heavy fragrance oil (i.e., one that I wouldn’t normally use as I choose those which are not-so-toxic). Some of those fragrance oils take 2 or 3 batches of laundry soap or liquid soap to get the smell out of the pot! (It seems to me that the fragrance oils that have the most toxic ingredients also take the longest to get out.) So, if you’re going to use fragrance oils in your soaps all the time, getting separate items to make soap is probably a good idea.
Now, the main point to this post: I can help you with 1 and 2. You can let me know what kind of soap you want, the oils and additions (goat milk, etc) you’d like to use and I will formulate a recipe for you. Then give you a step by step tutorial on how to make it. Just send an email with your information.
Hi everyone! If you’ve been trying to order Super Emollient Cream lately and had trouble, I apologize! Some of the links were somehow misdirecting to another product. They’ve all been fixed and checked – and double checked.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there are ever any issues with the links or checkout for you.
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It would look like this. :)
This all-vegetable soap is made with organic cottonseed, organic coconut and soy oils, enriched with vitamin-rich organic avocado, apricot, hemp, raw organic cocoa butter, raw organic shea butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil, organic coconut milk and organic aloe vera.
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A beautiful beef and buffalo tallow-based bar enriched with Organic pumpkin that I grew, raw organic shea butter, silk, raw organic cocoa butter, meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba oil, sustainable organic red palm oil, beer (Shock Top Lemon Shandy), and rice bran oil. This is an awesome soap that can be used as a solid shampoo as well.
The colors come from the pumpkin, red palm oil, minerals and spices.
Scented with organic cinnamon and a blend of essential oils and fragrance oil that delivers a sweet pumpkin spice scent!
It smells good enough to eat….but don’t. Get yours here.
Well, that’s prickly pear. They grow in abundance in my front yard.
I pick the fruit with metal tongs, then burn the spines (spikes! LOL) off with a torch. Then I toss them in a bucket. Once I’ve got as much as I think I can use OR I get tired – which ever comes first, in we go. I don my kevlar gloves – even though we’ve burned the ouchiest parts off them, there can still be little tiny spines that will burrow into the skin – and peel the fruits. Each one has many tiny black seeds inside. Those seeds are hard as rocks! Once the fruits are peeled and seeded, they’re edible. To me, they taste a little like melon. I think they make pretty good syrup for our gluten free/grain free pancakes and waffles. They also seem to make pretty nifty soap!
Enriched with prickly pear fruit, goat milk, beer, aloe, jojoba oil and avocado oil, with a super fat of 7%, this is a super bar of soap. It also has meadowfoam seed oil and can be used as a solid shampoo.
The fragrance is a blend of phthalate free fragrance and essential oils. It’s quite a sweet floral, but isn’t cloying. This is a low coconut formula, meaning it will cleanse, but not be too drying. The suds will be low instead of a high, bubbly lather.
As always, the colors are natural minerals.
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family that are widely cultivated for the fragrance of their flowers. The delicate, sweet odor is so peculiar that it is without comparison one of the most distinct of all natural scents, and for a long time, it was believed that it was the only scent that could not be made artificially. Jasmine fragrance oil closely follows in composition the natural oil – but the true perfume of Jasmine is not exactly reproducible by any combination of chemical compounds or other natural products and the best Jasmine Fragrance Oils have Jasmine Essential Oil mixed into them. Because pure Jasmine Essential Oil is so pricey (in the neighborhood of $100 per oz), a bar of soap made with pure essential oil would be extremely expensive. So, I have used a blend of a not-so-toxic fragrance oil and real Jasmine Grandiflorum Essential Oil.
The soap is a beautiful, hard beef and buffalo tallow based soap, enriched with Goat Milk, Silk, Mink Oil, Emu Oil, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Apricot Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Olive oil and fine cosmetic clay. It’s luxurious to say the least.
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It’s been a while since coffee soap was made around here – and I know there are several of you who have been patiently waiting on me to get it together and get this done. I’m sorry it took so long. If it’s any consolation, this is another one that is BETTER now.
Made with freshly brewed organic fair trade coffee, freshly ground organic fair trade coffee beans, raw organic fair trade cocoa butter and raw organic fair trade cocoa powder, this one is almost edible.
It has zero added scent, so the natural fragrances of the coffee and chocolate mingle through lightly. It has a bit of coconut oil added so that it cleanses. It’s also enriched with beef and buffalo tallows, castor oil and hemp oil. This is balanced out with the skin-loving and conditioning properties of goat milk, buttermilk, aloe, kaolin clay, rhassoul clay, whey, honey, gluten free beer and silk.
Topped off with a fresh grate of dark coffee beans, this is truly a beautiful soap.
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This is truly one of the nicest shampoo bars ever. Made with olive oil that has been infused with blood orange, vitamin-rich avocado oil that has been infused with Annatto, conditioning castor oil, silk protein, jojoba oil, meadowfoam, rice bran oil, organic shea butter, kind organic red palm oil, beef and buffalo tallows, with just enough coconut oil to suds up well without excessive drying.
The scent is super luxurious 5x concentrated Sweet Orange Essential Oil. The orange color is naturally occurring from the annatto, red palm oil and essential oil; the deep red orange is created with minerals.
While I love rose scented things, there is nothing more tedious to me than a rose scented item that is so obviously fake that the smell just never goes away. Years after you get rid of some of those super fakey things, you can still smell them and the super chemical fakey base used to make them.
But Rose Essential oil is SSSOOOOO expensive! What to do? I found a really nice fragrance blend that smells like real roses! AND it’s not a super toxic, kill-you-dead one, either!
This soap is just a beautiful, super hard, tallow soap enriched with Rhassoul Clay, French Green Clay, Kaolin Clay, Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Olive Oil then colored with Herbs and Minerals. Awesome.
Uh Oh… is that a good thing or a bad thing?
That is what I always thought when I saw that one of my favorite products had the “new and improved” sign on them. ESPECIALLY on a cleaning product – when I used to buy them – they were often not improved at all, just repackaged to hopefully generate new customers. Sometimes, the quality had taken a step backward and the new ingredient wasn’t very good at all.
But that is NOT what is happening here! If you have read about the TLCream, the oils are infused with calendula and helichrysum. Well, the Rose Balm was SO nice with the oils infused with Roses, I thought why not use the calendula and helichrysum in this as well?
Roses likely originated in northern Persia, then spread across Mesopotamia to Palestine and across Asia Minor to Greece. And thus it was that Greek colonists brought it to Southern Italy. It is beyond doubt that Roses used in ancient days were cultivated varieties. Horace and Pliny both wrote extensively about Roses. The Romans made lavish use of Rose blossoms. Roses have long been used as a remedy for soothing irritated skin.
Calendula has long been used by herbalists in cooking, medicine and as a garden flower . Dodoens-Lyte (A Niewe Herball, 1578) wrote: ‘It hath pleasant, bright and shining yellow flowers, to which do close at the setting downe of the sunne, and do spread and open againe at the sunne rising.’
Long used externally for pain, swelling, sprains and wounds, calendula also promotes cell repair and growth.
Helichrysum (also known in previous times as “Immortelle” or “Eternal Flower”) extract relieves skin irritations and promotes tissue regeneration. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, has a roll in cell signaling and enzymatic activity.
Without a doubt, this beautiful balm just got a little more lovely. It is a wonderful lip balm. It can also be used on extremely dry spots, to groom eye brows – my daughter even uses it on her hair to control little strays – pretty much open to your imagination!
Made with organic avocado and olive oils infused with organic roses, organic calendula and organic helichrysum, organic sunflower seed oil, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic honeycomb, raw organic honey, raw organic cocoa butter, raw organic shea butter, lanolin, alkanna tinctoria, vitamin e, geranium essential oil and rose essential oil.
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Where to start? This one is particularly good for oily or acneic skin, but anyone who likes to scrub or exfoliate will probably LOVE this one. This started off with my cousin asking me to make a version similar to another company’s product. They have SLS in theirs and it’s just not a great idea to put that on your skin.
As I made my way through this idea on paper, I got more and more excited (I had quite a list of ‘What If’s!). At first, I thought I’d use some of the liquid soap I make in this. Then I realized what would be even more perfect: CREAM SOAP!
Originally formulated to be a shaving soap with a low, close lather, Cream Soap has taken on new life in recent years. The longer cream soap rests (also called the ‘Rot’), the better it gets. The cream soap used in this is 2 years old. Cream soap is one of the more complicated soaps I’ve made. It utilizes both Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), quite a lot of added glycerin and either added stearic acid or oils and fats naturally high in stearic acid. Because stearic acid contributes to the Creamy consistency of Cream Soap, I use both high stearic fats (stearic acid is naturally found in tallow and palm oil) and added stearic acid. I won’t wear you down with further details about Cream Soap (because I’m a bit of a Soap Nerd, I think, and not everyone is always super happy to hear details that I find exciting), save it to say that this is a VERY nice scrub and I think much of that is due to the Cream Soap!
Enriched with Rhassoul Clay (also known as Moroccan Red Clay – long known for it’s efficacy in treating acneic skin), French Green Clay – known to be a complexion improver, Activated Charcoal – removes impurities.
To Use: Moisten Face, scoop out a finger full of scrub and apply to face. Use gentle pressure during the scrub, avoid getting too close to eyes. Rinse.
Hand Crafted with: Rhassoul Clay, Activated Charcoal, Green Clay, Cream Soap (Tallow, Spring Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Emu Oil, Jojoba Oil, Mango Butter, Raw Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, KOH, NaOH, Stearic Acid (from Tallow or sustainable Palm), Glycerin, Castor Oil, Bentonite Clay, Eco Cert preservative), Apricot Kernel Meal, Sugar, Avocado Oil, Apricot Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Glycerin, Peppermint Essential Oil.
Available in 5.25 ounce packed into a jelly jar (pictured, left) and 9.4 ounce jar (right) here
Like many of our other soaps, this is a traditional recipe that’s been re-formulated for optimal performance.
This most recent formula got reworked while I was bedridden during the winter. My body needed the rest desperately, but my brain kept wiggling, so I found things to do that did not require movement. Grabbed a bunch of my soap files and wrote notes that often started with “What if….” Once I was able to actually work on the numbers, I fleshed out many of my ‘What if’s! This re-worked Baby Soap is one of them.
While we still have a little lard in this one to stay close to tradition, we’ve also added skin-loving beef and buffalo tallows as well as organic hemp, avocado and jojoba oils, then organic lavender essential oil for a gentle, calming scent.
Formulated to a 6% super fat, this soap is a favorite among many, many grown folks as well! Offered here.
1. ONE CANNOT MAKE SOAP WITHOUT LYE. If someone is ‘making’ soap but they never deal with lye, they’re using melt and pour soap. Basically, with melt and pour, one buys soft bar soap someone else made, melts it, adds ingredients, then molds it.
2. There is no such thing as ORGANIC soap. Most who claim to make ‘organic’ soap are the above mentioned melters and pourers. LOL Lye can be made food grade, but not ‘organic’ in the current definition of the word. So even though every other ingredient in the soap may be organic, I do not call my soap ‘Organic’ because I use lye that cannot be called ‘organic’.
3. Each formulation here is different. I sit down and formulate EVERY single product here. I don’t buy pre-made bases and add stuff to them then call them mine. Everything is made from scratch with formulations that come out of my head. I do the math, test the products – if they don’t kill me (LOL), then I ask family members and friends to try the products.
4. My prices are as low as they can go. I am not gouging. In fact, comparable products utilizing comparable ingredients are much more expensive – two to three times more expensive. I use the very best ingredients I can get my hands on and these ingredients are not cheap. I try to keep things as affordable as possible because I know, especially in certain instances, there are people who need certain products and have a hard time affording them.
5. I’m not working as fast as I used to/would like to. Things go from the idea to the product about as fast as I can make it happen right now. Which, unfortunately, is not just a couple days. As I heal, I hope this improves. Until then, it’s just kind of slow.
6. Shipping is now 1-2 times per week instead of daily. Monday and Thursday.
7. I LOVE that you LOVE this stuff! And it lights my fire to hear your stories about how well something has worked for you! Never hesitate to share. :)
Nearly everyone who used it mentioned that the poppy seeds should have been MORE than just decorative.
I wish I could say this to everyone all the time (but I’d get worn out completely because my time, energy and resources are limited – some days they seem nonexistent)-
“As you have wished it, so it shall be”
(insert nose twitch or pony tail flip or exaggerated eye blink here)
I combined that lovely formula with an idea that’s been brewing for a while.
Enter Scrubby Stix©. Lemon Carrot Poppy Seed soap is a beautiful, low-coconut formula made with silk, goat milk, homemade organic buttermilk, organic honey, organic red palm oil, puréed organic carrots and the zest & juice of an entire organic lemon from a local tree!
The carrots offer their vitamins and minerals to the beauty of this soap – they also contribute to the beautiful, sunny color. The lemon lends it’s share of vitamins and minerals as well as it’s heavenly SCENT! An abundance of fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and probiotics from the Goat Milk, honey and Buttermilk. The organic red palm oil gives vitamins E and A as well as contributing to the color. Vitamin-rich Avocado oil infused with Annatto seeds was the final contribution to the color of this soap. With beautiful food grade poppy seeds, fine pumice and organic ground walnut shells all through the bar, this is a VERY scrubby experience!
Super fat of about 6% – this is a beautiful, beautiful soap. There are two sizes right now – Large (6 oz and over) and Small (4-5+oz). They’ll be available for sale here.
Crafted with Beef and Buffalo Tallows, sustainable organic red palm oil, organic coconut oil, olive oil, raw organic cocoa butter, raw organic shea butter, castor oil, organic carrot purée, organic homemade buttermilk, organic Avocado oil infused with annatto seeds, goat milk, almond oil, glycerine, poppy seeds, organic ground walnut shells, fine pumice powder, essential oils.
This is a light weight cream, but it’s got a LOT of punch. My husband used it and his lines appeared greatly reduced THE VERY NEXT DAY. Not kidding.
Roses have long been used in beauty preparations. Rose can benefit all skin types, it can help sooth and cool sensitive and irritated skin, balance and cleanse oily skin, rejuvenate, soften and tone mature skin, revitalize and add beautiful glow to the normal skin. Rose is filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins and can help prevent the signs of ageing as well as nourish the skin. Rose has shown to decrease enlarged capillaries below the skin’s surface that cause a red appearance. Rose is used to relax in aromatherapy. There are 3 ways Roses are used in TLCream – Rose infused oil, rose essential oil and rosewater.
Honey has anti-bacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties. It is jam packed with nutrition.
Royal jelly is incredibly nutritious, improves red blood cell production, glucose tolerance and mental health in humans.
Vitamin A has skin regenerating properties (promotes epithelialization & keratinization). Can improve appearance of aged and acneic skin.
Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 are the only oil-soluble antioxidants naturally present in the epidermis but readily depleted by UV-radiation. Both actives protect the skin from the damaging effects of UV light. Topically applied, CoQ10 can penetrate the cell layers of the skin and may attenuate the depth of wrinkles due to photo aging, as well as epithelial cell turnover. CoQ10 is also a very powerful antioxidant or free radical scavenger.
Lanolin seals in moisture, is soothing and bacteriostatic
Apricot oil is high in vitamin A, an easily absorbed emollient and high in Essential Fatty Acids.
NaPCA – Sodium PCA is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid (also known as PCA). PCA is a naturally occurring component of human skin and a part of the “natural moisturizing factors” (NMF) that maintain a healthy epidermis. Sodium PCA is very hygroscopic, attracting moisture from the air. It imparts a moist feeling to hair and skin. It is non-comedogenic, nonirritating to the eye and skin and does not contribute to phototoxicity or sensitization.
Algae Extract nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals and protects the skin from anti-oxidant stress. It also has wrinkle prevention properties and hydrates the skin.
Aloe Vera – has been used topically since ancient times for its skin soothing properties.
Emu oil is a superior skin moisturizer, is absorbed into the skin quickly, has anti-inflammatory properties and is non-comedogenic.
Crafted with Apricot kernel oil infused with organic roses, lavender buds, chamomile, calendula and elder flowers, aloe Vera, olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, Lanolin, Emu oil, lanosterol esters, cholesterol esters, squalane from olive oil, water infused with organic roses, NaPCA, Algae Extract, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, CoQ10, Honey, Royal Jelly, rose essential oil, geranium essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and helichrysum essential oil, Gluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate (an EcoCert preservative).
This is an extremely nice cream and I love it. I believe you will like it very much!
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I won’t bore you with my extensive thoughts on how deficiencies are probably more at play in the current rash of talc-related disease states. We will just leave the facts as they currently stand in place. Talc has become a health threat to some people and since there are safer alternatives, those should be employed. Especially on babies.
The beauty of this powder is that it can be used as a poultice on wounds as well! On a wound, apply the powder directly and bandage. On a severe case of diaper rash, mix a little powder with a very small amount of water until a paste is formed. Apply as a poultice, then diaper.
This powder can be used by anyone!
Meticulously formulated with Kaolin Clay, Organic Arrowroot, Organic Comfrey Root, Organic Slippery Elm, Organic Myrrh, Organic Goldenseal (responsibly grown and harvested), Organic Lavender Essential Oil.
Also available unscented.
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A spa treatment for your skin with every use! This soap is LOADED with goodies for your skin, the Dead Sea Mud is just the icing on the cake – giving you a good dose of minerals every time you use it.
Hand Crafted with Raw Organic Cocoa Butter, Raw Organic Shea Butter, Organic Hemp Oil, Castor oil, Olive Oil and of course, tallow. But this time, we’ve included grass fed BUFFALO tallow, too!
Enriched with Organic coconut milk, Organic Goat Milk, Colloidal Oatmeal, Honey, Dead Sea Mud, Activated Charcoal, Raw Wildcrafted silk and Essential Oils. The scent is spicy orange and the bars are no less than 4oz each
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