Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Decisions... Decisions

I'm trying to figure out a scent for a new soap. I asked a friend, TA of CoffeeHouse Suds, what scent she would suggest. She gave me a couple suggestions, one of which was lemongrass. I love lemongrass, but I already have a lemongrass soap. Then I had a brainstorm... Let me ask my Facebook friends!!
So I posted this message:
"If you were to SMELL an alien.... what would it smell like?
I need ideas for a soap scent!"

How many suggestions do you think I got? 

Replies came from all over the United States including Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas, California and several states in between!! My friends gave suggestions and some even asked their children. My friends could not agree on what an alien smells like! They suggested scents like dirt, something clean smelling, swamp and tree bark, citrus, minty, rotten apples, skunk spray, marshmallows, sulfur, Reese's Pieces because ET liked them, and many more scents!

Want to know what I picked? Stay tuned!
A new soap is in the making!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Currahee Club's 3rd Annual Artisan and Farmers Market

This past weekend I participated in the Curahee Club's 3rd Annual Artisan and Farmers Market! That's my tent in the middle of the picture - the blue one with the high, pointy top!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Welcome to Crescent Mountain Soaps!

I began making soaps about 2 1/2 years ago because I wanted soaps for myself that were free of chemicals and preservatives. I took a class to learn how to make soap and I was hooked! My first batch of soap was a lemongrass and tea tree soap. It wasn't very pretty!

I cannot even count the number of batches of soap that I've made since then! I sell my soaps at the Stephens County Farmers Market, Downtown Flowers, and All Things Currahee
I just attended the Alabama Soap and Candle Association's annual soap meeting! I had the BEST time! There were several presentations and I learned a LOT! We received goody bags that were loaded with soaping goodies! We even got to watch the Soap Queen - Anne-Marie Faiola from Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies make a batch of soap! I even got to take a picture with her! When I was first making soap, I watched a LOT of her videos on Soap Queen TV on YouTube. I still watch her videos to learn new techniques. They are a great resource to learn about making soap!

 It was a great 2 days at the Alabama Soap and Candle Meeting! I met other soapers and was able to learn from them. I even participated in a swap! That was a great way to see how others package items and different items to make. I can't wait to attend next year's meeting!