22 05 2016

A couple weekends ago, the plan was to make some coffee soap, but it was not to be. My scale died. Well, here is the new one. It’s very much like the old one but the new model has a 8kg limit instead of 7kg. It has a percentage feature which I imagine I’ll never use. Also, it’s silver instead of black. I’m pleased. I’ve made one batch on it so far, so it’s christened.

If you really like it, it’s $42. I got it here:

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Shink Bands

25 03 2014

In my last supply shipment, I ordered some shrink bands. I wanted to see if they were easier or more professional or something else. The edges are still open a bit so that makes them easier to smell but they are still protected.

I’ve used them on the latest lemongrass batch which is now ready. What do you think?

Lemongrass 26 FEB 2014

Current Inventory and various notes

23 02 2014

My current inventory of bars is as follows:

Coffee 12
Goat Milk 12
Grape 2
Grapefruit 12
Green Clover and Aloe 4
Honeysuckle 2
Lavender 6
Ocean Rain 2
Peppermint 4
Plumberry Spice 3
Tea Tree 12
Unscented 10


The winners of the Con or Bust auction have first pick. Thank you for supporting!

This is really only about half my inventory. If you have your heart set on ones of which there are only a few left like more honeysuckle or ocean rain, I might have a few more at The Old House. I could check and get them if they’re there.

The Frankincense and Myrrh batch really needs to dry for another week but I tested the Ph and they’re neutral so safe. If Con or Bust winners want them, I could send them and ask that they not be used first. It’s a popular scent.


Con or Bust final day

22 02 2014

My donation of dragons to Con or Bust is up to about $50. The bidding ends at 5pm Eastern tomorrow (Sunday) so there’s a bit more than 24 hours left. I’m going to up it a bit by offering one extra bar (not dragon) for each $3 over $50 the bidding goes in the final day. This is to the limits of my supply and what fits in the box of course. Note that plenty fits in a medium flat rate though.

Good bidding,


You can get to the auction and bid here:

Currently available

6 12 2013

Last year I had a giant pile of soap. This year it’s not nearly so large. In addition to keeping stock at The Old House, the last couple months have not been very good for making soap. We had a major scheduled maintenance outage at the mill and then I was sent to Germany for automation training.

This is what I have available right now. Everything else won’t be ready for Christmas. The plan is to make a few more batches in December and then several in January.



Banana Leaf and Acai 6
Coffee 7
Frankincense and Myrrh medium 6
Frankincense and Myrrh small 18
Goat Milk 3 dino set 1
Goat Milk large 23
Goat Milk medium 10
Grape 7
Grapefruit 3
Honeysuckle (old) 2
Lavender (old) 5
Lilac and Lavender 4
Ocean Rain (old) 2
Patchouli 3
Siberian Fir 3 dino set 1
Siberian Fir dragon 3
Siberian Fir little tree 12
Siberian Fir medium 3
Siberian Fir small 17
Unscented 11
Walnut Scrubby 4

Order upcomming

4 10 2013

I need to order some more frankincense and myrrh for Christmas and I’ll be doing that in a few days. I don’t need more base oils right now so I’m only planning to get fragrances. If there’s something you want, let me know in the comments and perhaps it will go in the order.

The Old House

3 10 2013

This is The Old House. It’s a consignment store here in Starkville, MS.
They sell many things including soap; karlsoap in fact.


It’s exciting to have a local store selling my soap. If you’re here in Starkville, check it out. It’s on 122 Jackson Street which is on the corner of MLK.


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