Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Coffee, Please!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE coffee.  Not just any coffee, it has to be a nice Bold Cupa Joe!  I love my french press and it makes me a perfect cup every morning.  So since I have this love (some say obsession) for coffee, of course I had to incorporate it into my soap.
I have added coffee grounds to soap before as an exfoliator, but this time I wanted the whole thing, brewed coffee and the grinds.   So I got out my French Roast coffee (freshly ground, of course!) and made a pot.  Now it was very tempting but I refrained from drinking any.  After cooling it in the fridge I added the lye.  Let me just say, "Ewwwww."  I know lye creates some interesting reactions but I wasn't expecting this.  As it was cooling it got a thin sludgy film on top and it had a very unpleasant smell.  My poor coffee!
After I got over my disgust everything else went smoothly.  The sludginess (is that a word?) went away after a little stir with the stick blender.  And I added some ground coffee and cornmeal at trace to boost up the exfoliation.  The revolting scent has gone away now that it has been curing for a few weeks.  It actually was pretty much gone after 24 hrs.  I haven't tested it yet, but it should make an excellent kitchen/gardeners soap. 

Friday, August 6, 2010


OOhhh, I love that word!  So because I love it so much (I'm sure you do too) I have a great offer on my website right now.  Buy 4 soaps and get 1 FREE!  That means you can try any of the bars on our site for FREE.  Maybe you've been thinking about trying a Shampoo Bar but are not really sure, now is your chance!
We also have a special on our Sincerely Ethan soap.  When you buy 1 you get a 2nd throw in for FREE!  There's that word again.  We have reformulated our Sincerely Ethan recipe, so we have a limited amount of the originals left.  They are also a bit smaller than our regular bars, so your getting better value for you're money. 

Sincerely Ethan (original)