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It’s About the People: 2018 Church Street Fair

This was my third year at the Santa Cruz Church Street Fair, and the year where I most enjoyed the people I met, the extraordinary talents of the vendors, and the challenge and fun of promoting and selling my “Impudent Soaps for Adventuresome Folks.” So and Soap Products Each year I hope I’ve made products…

The New So and Soap Studio

At first I played around with making soap in my kitchen. Then I played around some more. And then more. Before long I had nudged aside my husband’s tools and boxes of holiday decoration and set up a make-shift studio in the garage. Then I took up more of the garage. Then we moved and…

Soap Heroes and Celebrities – 2017 HCSC Conference

July 3, 2017 The 2017 Hand Crafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) Conference was in Las Vegas this year. Except for a foray to see a Cirque du Soleil performance and a spin around MGM Grand and New York, New York, I pretty much feasted on the glory of making and selling soaps and cosmetics…

Soaping Safety

Soaping Safety   July 2, 2017 Most often I make something called cold process soap. It’s called cold process because it doesn’t require any cooking in an oven or pot. All of the cooking comes from a lye and liquid solution that heats the oils and turns them into soap. Lye solution is very caustic…