A conversation with a doctor

Recently we were at the Bay Arts Trunk Show and had the occasion to speak with a gentleman who identified himself as a retired physician.  He had a lot of chemistry questions for Steve, and asked a lot of questions about the process used to make soap.  One of the questions he asked was “Do … More A conversation with a doctor

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Coconut Oil?

Much has been said about coconut oil, and the current trend is to indicate there are healthy benefits of using coconut oil both for cooking/baking, and skin care.  I often wonder why some things come into vogue or go out just as quickly.  So i began my research to find out more. What is coconut oil? Coconut … More Coconut Oil?

Soapmaking – The difference in oils

OK, i know this is probably a bit on the crazy side to post on a blog, but I was fascinated to know that not every oil acts the same… some are wonderful cleaners, others offer fabulous sudsing action.  and some, not so much. Here is a chart I found that gives a run down … More Soapmaking – The difference in oils