I love coconut so much I use it in food, drink and even skin care –
Here’s a picture of me grinding coconut in Puerto Rico. The grinder I’m using is especially used for the shredding of coconut.
I couldn’t pass up this year’s Central New Yorkers Soapmakers Gathering in Binghamton, NY.
The gathering is a fun time for bath and body makers to take time off from their hectic schedules and enjoy a full day of learning more about their craft through demos and just talking to other B&B owners.
Whew! Glad to have made it through week #1 of the soap challenge. If you haven’t read the 1st challenge- Tiger Stripes you can click here.
This week’s challenge is the Elemental Swirl. Now when I saw Amy’s video I panicked. The design called for 6 colors and a mica line in the middle of the swirls.
I am super excited that Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks has begun the soap challenges for soapmakers.
Why is this fun? Because it challenges us to take our design skills to the next level. There are techniques that we would love to do but afraid that it might not come out as great. And seriously? What soapmaker can embrace a failed batch
It’s been a full work week and all you want is to de-stress with a capital “D”. So what do you do on Saturday? Head over to a lavender farm and deeeee-stress.
I headed over to Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm in Morganville, New Jersey last month with a few of my colleagues –