I love this fragrance. It is an amazing blend of Pear Nectar, Bergamot, Ripe Orchard Apples mixed with Lily, Rose, Pear Blossoms, Gardenia, Jasmine, Vanilla, and Sandalwood.   I didn’t know what colors I wanted to use so I headed over to Design Seeds. I found this lovely palette and […]

Making Pear Blossom Soap For Tall and Skinny November Challenge

Et Une Rose Soap
Back by popular demand, Et Une Rose is one of my favorite scents. This is the first scent I soaped when I first started. Et Une Rose envelopes you in a complex, multifaceted rose fragrance. Composed of several different types of roses: dune rose, musk rose and Bulgarian rose. Absolutely […]

Making Et Une Rose Soap

Unicorn soap turned out to be a great hit when it debuted last month. I quickly sold out so here is the remake. I made five more batches earlier this week. I use the tiger/zebra stripe technique, which entails tipping your mold slightly and elevating it. Then you pour the […]

Making Unicorn Soap

I was in a thread earlier where we were talking about people who we have been mistaken for. It made me remember what happened to me 21 years ago. When I was 16 I had a layover in NY waiting for my flight to Amsterdam. Suddenly I was surrounded by […]

A case of mistaken identity

I love the smell of Gain laundry detergent. But since we are cloth diapering and it really does not work well with cloth diapers, we had to switch to something else. I have been missing that fresh scent. So I was elated to find the fragrance oil on one of […]

Making and cutting Laundry Day Soap

Soap Preview
I have been making a ton of soap in preparation for relaunching ZAJA Natural this fall. I plan on having at least 30 new soaps with coordinating Organic Shea Body Butters, perfumes, and a few new facial products. I have been trying out a lot of new techniques. And as always, the […]

Soaping up a storm

Get a $25 Lyft credit for your first ride with the code LYFTATLANTAZ.
Yesterday I left the Lyft app on all day. There has been a theory here in the Atlanta area that Uber is creating fake accounts on Lyft and requesting rides, only to cancel. This is supposedly being done to dissuade us from using Lyft. But at the rates Uber gives its drivers, […]

Sweet Success – Lyft, Uber, and Beer Soap

Use Uber code UBERATLZ for a $20 credit
Picked up a passenger for Uber yesterday who had a two year old. She actually had a car seat ready (yah). We are not supposed to let children who need a car seat ride without one for obvious reasons. I am a mom, and the thought of not using all […]

Mom Fail – Uber Story

Saint Malo Soap
I have been meaning to try out the Modified Taiwan Swirl, a method invented by a soaper in Asia called Dear Soap. His soaps are beautiful. It entails separating your soap batch into multiple colors and pouring into a divider mold (you can actually make it without dividers with a […]

Saint Malo Soap with Modified Taiwan Swirl

Since my daughter Isabella is 12 now, I decided to make her my soap assistant. In the past she has wanted to watch me and help me make soap, but I felt that she was too young and would not follow directions very well. This is the first time she […]

Making Ume Soap

I have been experimenting lately with using the color wheel to design my batches. For years I have just winged it, picking colors that I felt were suitable together without much thought. Sometimes the end product was not what I expected, although it was still pretty and presentable. A few […]

Making Kai Soap

Me and the kids.
We have a park here called Stone Mountain Park. It is a national monument here in Georgia, which boasts about having “the largest piece of exposed granite in the world.” On this giant piece of granite there is a carved Confederate memorial. It is really a sight to behold, and […]

Family fun at Stone Mountain Park

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My entry for Amy Warden’s July Soap Challenge — Embracing ...