Tomorrow I embark on a new adventure: The Wednesday Farmers Market at the Chetco Grange Community Center in Brookings, OR. Continue reading
Oh my! Last week’s soapmaking adventure included two batches. The first was Tall Trees, a pot-swirled soap fragranced with Cedarwood essential oil—very woodsy and crisp-smelling. Continue reading
We received such wonderful thanks last week from a friend who needed soap to take to Belize on a mission trip. Continue reading
Well, Rick is calling it the Soap Shed. Continue reading
At the end of the day on July 4th, we held a drawing for a basket of River Bar Soaps. We asked a young guy who was walking by if he would be so kind as to draw the winning ticket. He sheepishly consented, was rewarded with a little bar of soap, and then queried, “What’s this?” Funny!
I left a phone message for the winner Continue reading
We had a great day at the beachfront in River Bar Soaps’ booth, seeing old friends and meeting some new ones. We were set up early, long before we heard the first sirens denoting the beginning of the parade. We could only partially see it from our booth’s vantage point, but we could hear all the sounds of our small town’s parade: Continue reading
Yesterday and several days next week will be soapmaking days. Why, you might ask, so many soap days when we normally just make soap on Sundays? Well, because this week we received our largest order to date. By magnitudes. Big order. Very exciting!
So now we need to replenish stock. The timing is great: Continue reading
I checked the weather forecast as is my custom before a Market day, and a Small Craft Advisory was in effect until Thursday afternoon. Being a coastal person, I’ve heard this term all my life, but my vague definition runs thus: the wind is going to blow like crazy, but not as hard as storm-caliber wind. Probably not the most pleasant day to hunt for agates or plan a picnic on the beach. What it actually means, according to Wikipedia, is that the winds “have reached, or are expected to reach within 12 hours, a speed marginally less than gale force.” Hmmm . . . Continue reading
On Sunday we made our second batch of Patchouli Yuzu, but this time with a twist–a literal twist! We used a technique we found here to make a two-color swirl in a tube. This may or may not be exciting to you, but it certainly was to us, as we’d just been trying to work out how we might accomplish this when we saw Soaping 101’s Spa Bars technique video. Continue reading