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Prickly Pear Margarita Soap

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Prickly Pear Margarita Soap

We've been kind of quiet about this one. I wasn't sure quite what to expect. Now that it's made, and I've had the chance to try it myself, I'm confident it's going to be a hit. We've talked about making a prickly pear soap for as long as I can remember, the excuse for not doing it being, "I've heard it's a lot of work..." Well, most things worth doing are a lot of work. And let me just tell you, it was so worth it. This soap is awesome. Mark, on one of his many travels, called me and said...

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Summer Soap - 2019

Summer Soap - 2019

What is it they say about good intentions and best laid plans? I’ve fallen victim to those cliches. Let me explain. This soap is your creation, I wanted to make it the prettiest soap ever. And the test batch was perfect! It was everything I had imagined. But your soap had a different plan, something else in mind. Your soap was fickle, you see, as soap often is.    Original test batch. Wasn't it lovely? Everything was going according to plan, perfectly, actually. Right until it was time to mix in the pretty colors. My elbow caught the lip of...

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The Gay Bar

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The Gay Bar

Your browser does not support the video tag. The Gay Bar has become an annual tradition for us. It's a fun colorful bar, delightfully fruity scented with notes of bubbly champagne. It's not just a novelty bar, it's made in the same recipe as all of our soaps.  And it's definitely a labor of love. Start to finish, a Gay Bar batch takes about 8 hours, and that doesn't include cutting, stamping, or wrapping--all of which are done by hand! I won't geek out too much, but the basics of soap making go something like this: Oils and butters are heated...

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