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Whats so great about handcrafted cold processed soap?????

Until the early 1980s almost every bathroom had a few bars of soap… commercially made, bought in bulk from the grocery store.  TV commercials advocated virtues to using these bars of soap, and fed us a myth that if we used that soap we would develop special qualities…. beyond clean and fresh.  It was the heyday of brands like Irish Spring, Dial, and Dove.  Bar soap dominated the market, and we all used them. Then it happened – the advent of the liquid soap movement, and the antibacterial soap movement saw the ever expanding shelf displays of bottled liquid soap, of antibacterial soap.  The media whipped a frenzy of thoughts about how much bacteria was out there, and how we need to sanitize, to bomb our skin with antibacterial soaps.  And we did.

Calming Lavender

Today we are considering lavender, a classic ingredient associated with calming, clean, and is utilized in many different forms. Join us and learn more about this great botanical

How old were you when you started creating art?

I couldn’t find any photos of me at about four or five years old to readily put up so this was the closest to it I could find. I’ve always been creative and I’ve always done projects. My parents encouraged me to use my artistic 

A local artist that inspires me!

Oh goodness where do we start. We know so many talented artists working and so many different areas. I would be remiss if I started to list anyone but suffice it to say that we are surrounded by huge creativity and talent. From the photographers