Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Home & Garden Show, Oct 16 & 17

Anyone coming to our soap making demos this weekend? Unfortunately we have to miss our regular Saturday market at the North Star house in Grass Valley, but you can find us all weekend long at the Nevada County Fair Grounds.

We'll have our soap display there for purchases and we'll also be doing one demo each day. Check out today's paper (The Union) for the special insert with all the details.

Here's a photo from last years demo, all chairs filled and folks standing in the back! Who knew so many people were interested in soap making?? I think it's great. Soap is like any other product, if you use it you should know what's in it. This year, I'm going to talk a little bit about why you'd want to make your own soap. I only get 20 minutes per demo, so I'll have to talk fast. I'm always available after the demo to answer any of your questions.

Should be way fun, see you there!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Finally!

I don't know about you, but I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of fall. After braving temps in the upper 90's to low 100's, I think it's finally come! Cloudy and cool weather, my mind turns to thoughts of soft alpaca scarves, peppermint mochas, red, gold, and orange leaves, and something yummy (preferably with apples or pumpkin) baking in the oven.

This time of year with my business means that everything pumpkin turns up on the "to do" chalkboard in the workshop. Pumpkin soap and pumpkin sugar scrub...made with real organic pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon essential oils.

Why pumpkin? Well, not only is pumpkin the quintessential vegetable for this time of year, but it's also good for you. It contains lots of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc and beneficial alpha-hydroxy acids. So lather up with pumpkin soap, slough off dry skin with our frosting like sugar scrub, end up smelling slightly sweet/spicy, and enjoy softer, healthier skin. A great way to start the season!