Tagged with handmade soap

What’s Your Color Personality?

What’s Your Color Personality?

      There’s a fun little personality quiz at RealSimple magazine that I really enjoyed taking.  It says that according to color experts, color choices  can be linked with personality. So what do your favorite colors say about you?         The quiz gives four options: Earth personality, Water personality, Fire personality, and Air … Continue reading

It’s Almost Mid-Summer. New Soap Highlight!

It’s Almost Mid-Summer. New Soap Highlight!

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream I cannot believe it’s almost mid-summer!  Isn’t there something magical about those short summer nights? The warm breezes, the fireflies twinkling, the earth smelling of flowers—these are the memories life is worth living for. There is always the feeling that perhaps something unexpected and exciting will happen. I created the scent for … Continue reading

Bahamas Mama (New Soap For the Summer)

Bahamas Mama (New Soap For the Summer)

Bahamas Mama This old smudged picture is of my mom on my parent’s honeymoon in the summer of [date redacted] to the Bahamas. My sister and I always called this picture “Bahamas Mama” although our mom was quick to remind us that she wasn’t either of our “mama” back then and since she became our “mama,” … Continue reading

Eden’s Rivers  Hits a Milestone

Eden’s Rivers Hits a Milestone

When people turn 50, they either celebrate or wonder how they could have done things better. Many do both. So what does a person do when they’ve had their 50th sale? After a couple of months of part-time selling on eBay Eden’s Rivers  has hit a milestone. We’ve received our “blue star.” Of course, eBay doesn’t count … Continue reading

Got Soap? Beauty and Milk

Got Soap? Beauty and Milk

Milk—it is the first food we eat. In fact, it is the first food all mammals eat. Even the Bible mentions milk a whopping 58 times. According to The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Shmid, “The Old Testament refers to a ‘land which floweth with milk and honey’….The phrase describes Palestine as a land of … Continue reading

Ingredient Spotlight: Shea Butter

Ingredient Spotlight: Shea Butter

What makes Shea Butter So Desirable? Time to turn on the spotlight! Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii or Vitellaria paradoxa), like the many edible nut “butters,” is derived from the nut of a tree. The African Shea tree grows primarily in West Africa.  According to Vitamin Stuff,  Shea butter is called “women’s gold” because so many West African women make their … Continue reading