Monday, December 29, 2008

What's on the Curing Rack

Well, let's see ....

There's a nice lavender/clove blend, with goat milk, using my olive oil/wheat germ oil recipe.

A beer soap, olive oil/wheat germ oil recipe, used Sam Adams Black Lager and a little bit of grapefruit EO.

OH, my Desert Soap! Olive oil infused with chapperal, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, wheat germ oil, and jojoba oil. Aloe Vera Juice as part of my liquid, and added some agave nector. Sage, Rosemary, and Palmarosa EO's. My my!!! Smells like the desert after a good rain.

And still in the molds -
Peppermint with Chocolate Swirl, with Goat Milk, using my cocoa butter recipe. Chocolate swirl is made with organic cocoa.

Chamomile Infusion - Chamomile infused olive oil, my olive oil/wheat germ oil recipe, and Lavender/Cedarwood/Palmarosa EO blend.

Cigar Box Purses by Bad Girl Beads

Once again, I have been neglecting my blog!! tsk tsk!

I hope everybody had a cheery Christmas, and I hope everybody has a safe and fun New Years Eve and a prosperous New Year.

Farmers Market

Our Farmers Market was not open this past weekend, but will be open this coming Saturday (Jan. 3).

Ray took his camera with him the weekend before Christmas and got a few good vendor shots. Here are some cigar box purses, made by Amy Snow of Bad Girl Beads. They run in price around $80-100, and are really fun! (HINT: Click on the photos for a larger view)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Goat Milk Soap

I have finally listed my Goat Milk Soaps on Etsy. I've been using the Fragrance Free as my facial soap for over a week now. My face is loving it!!

Fragrance Free

Oatmeal and Honey

Rose & Apple Potpourri


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Promotion !!!

Free Shipping, 5 Soaps ... No, Wait, SIX (6) Soaps for $25!!

Just a quick promo from Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soaps for our preferred customers!! We are just a little more than a week away from Christmas! I can get any orders placed today and tomorrow out by Friday at the latest, priority mail, so they can get to you just in time!

Choose the "you pick 5, free shipping" listing in our Aunt Nancy's Etsy shop. In the buyers comment section, write "I want SIX" and list your 6 choices of soap!

Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap

This promo is good for today and tomorrow (Dec. 16 and Dec. 17).

Merry Christmas!!

PS: I now have 4 Goat Milk soaps listed!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Farmers Market Report

Saturday's Farmers Market was fun, although there wasn't a lot of traffic. I think most folks went to the large 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair downtown Tucson. But we managed to sell a few bars of soap! :)

Ray brought his camera along and got a few good shots.

Helping Mom sell jam

Our Farmers Market manager Laura and little daughter Ruby looking all Christmas-y

Hanna coming in our booth to smell the soap again

Brussel Sprouts!

Colorful peppers!

A view of the artisan vendors on the west side of the barn

Chris Crooks Metal Designs

Me, I want a Hoola Hoop ! :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today's Soap Pot

Today I am doing 2 soap pots. One is a goat milk soap with a lavender EO blend. I haven't made the blend yet. I think something like lavender, cedarwood/or spruce needle, and clove bud. The second soap pot is beer soap. This time I'm using Sam Adams Black Lager. Tempted to scent it, but the only manly man scent I have is a Bay Rum FO.

I'm expecting a shipment of herbs today. I'll be doing some infusions next week. I need to make a desert soap, because tourists will be filing into Tucson soon. Some of the herbs I have coming are chaparral, bay leaves, chamomile, rosemary, chia, and patchouli leaves. I already have plenty of sage, so I think I can make a nice desert soap with the chaparral, sage, and rosemary. Add some agave nectar, aloe vera juice, jojoba oil. Doesn't that all just scream Sonoran Desert !!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mission San Xavier del Bac

While my sister was here visiting from Florida, we took a drive out to the Mission San Xavier del Bac. This gorgeous mission belongs to the Tohono O'odham tribe, and was built in the late 1700's. Restoration work has taken place both inside and outside, and is still ongoing. Here are a few pics

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Black Friday was successful !

I just want to thank all my customers for making Black Friday a successful day for me! :) I hope everyone enjoys their soaps.