Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Artisan Gallery Team #agteam Treasury on Etsy

Some of my wonderfully talented Artisan Gallery team friends, please take the time to visit their shops. I'm always in awe of their stuff!

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  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Lilac Rose Vegan Handmade Soap by DeShawnMarie

    Well as things get set up here in the new studio fresh batches of soap are being made every day. Today I have a fresh batch of the Lilac Rose ready for shipping so if this is one of your favs be sure to stop in to my Etsy shop and snag one before they are all gone. These usually go fast!

    Thanks again to all of you who have helped me get the new studio up and running in Florida, I couldn't be happier with the way it is working out.

    Much love to you all,

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Organic Pure Lavender Handmade Vegan Soap by DeShawnMarie on Etsy

    Fresh batch of Organic Pure Lavender Handmade Vegan Soap is ready for shipping!

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Home made vegetable soap recipe

    Hello all, well I am back up and running with the exception of a few organizational details. I'm really enjoying the new studio and the nice weather here in Florida! I will soon begin my online videos as I get settled in my new digs and thought I would start with sharing a simple soap recipe that I enjoy and is great for beginners.  If you are new to soap making you might want to cut this recipe in half if you are not confident in your stirring and methods yet.  This recipe is one I found online years ago and have continued to use it at different times. 

    24 ounces coconut oil
    24 ounces olive oil
    18 ounces soybean oil
    16 ounces palm oil
    24 ounces cold water
    12 ounces lye 
    This is a basic all vegetable soap recipe that produces a nice hard bar that has a creamy rich lather, a real joy to use.  Hope you all will enjoy the new things to come this year as I get settled in to my new place, I will be offering online classes and more.  Thanks to all of you that have been waiting patiently for all of this :-)

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    I feel like I'm in Costa Rica


    Well I made it to Florida and am now begining to set up the new studio! With the view out the window I feel like I'm in Costa Rica. I haven't seen any monkeys or iguanas yet but that is all that is missing from this tropical jungle. I can't complain at all about the weather. I left Boston at a crisp 29 degrees and arrived here in FL at a balmy 79.

    Over the next 2 weeks I will be setting up and settling in. I am looking at probably a March 15th re-opening. I will keep you all posted as things progress. So far I'm loving it!