|Posted by scrubwithlove on May 17, 2010 at 4:11 PM||comments (39)|
Last week the Farmer's Markets started. It was great to see a lot of people that came out to support their local community!
I seen some faces I havn't seen since fall. Some even brought lists to my table, needing to pick up their favorite soaps for the season.
Hot varieties are the Mango Papaya after sun bar. It has added Vitamin E and Aloe. The Coconut Cream which has real coconut in it as an exfoliant. The Citronella bar for camping and gardening because it's just a matter of time until those bugs come out!
Also our Goat's Milk Honey & Oatmeal bar is more popular than ever. I sell out every market!
Hope to see you out there!
|Posted by scrubwithlove on May 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM||comments (0)|
I can't believe that Farmer's Markets start in 8 days. With all this snow on the ground, will I be packing winter jackets or spring jackets?
This summer season, Scrub With Love is happy to announce that we are attending more Farmer's Markets. We will be in Sherwood Park every Wednesday evening (held at Festival Place between 5 and 8), Lacombe every Friday morning (held at Mitchener Park between 9 and 1) and of course at Sylvan Lake Friday evenings (beside the hockey arena between 4 and 7:30).
Check out the calendar on this site for more info and linked maps!
As far as products go I have added a few that will be along with us this summer that you should really check out:
Citronella soap - great for the mosquito season!
Cranberry Peach Vanilla - a gardener's bar, with appricot pumace throughout!
Peppermint Foot Bar - complete with appricot pumace and sea salt throughout. Great for your tootsies since sandal season is around the corner...I hope!
Mango Papaya - complete with vitamin E and aloe for after sun use
Goat's Milk Honey & Oatmeal - our most demanded soap for use on sensitive skin is back and ready for action!
Men's and Women's Shaving bars - once you try these you won't go back to those shave gels!
Our signature Scrub With Love moisturizing soap.
Our complete line of bath salts and bath bombs.
Introducing our NEW shampoo bar - all natural, river friendly, with lots of lather.
We hope to see you at the Farmer's Markets this year! A warm Thank You to all of my loyal customers over the years. We can't wait to see you again this season!
Shawna - Scrub With Love:wink:
|Posted by scrubwithlove on January 8, 2010 at 2:07 PM||comments (0)|
Wishing all of my devoted customers a wonderful New Year. Thank you for all your business in 2009. We will see you at the Markets in 2010!
Speaking of Markets. Scrub With Love will be in Sylvan Lake on February 13th at the Community Centre for their Winterfest and Valentine's celebration.
We will be offering a gift wrapping service if you are buying for a special someone this Valentines Day. Wrapping charge of only a dollar.
Come check out our shaving bars, bath salts, and bath bombs that are less expensive than LUSH* , that are of the same or better quality. Plenty fragrances to choose from!
|Posted by scrubwithlove on November 17, 2009 at 4:33 PM||comments (1)|
Scrub With Love incourages you to place your order soon to avoid the christmas shipping delay. It will also allow us to complete your order in time for the Christmas season. You can also find us at the Farmer's Markets posted on our calendar!
See you soon and Season's Greetings!
|Posted by scrubwithlove on September 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM||comments (0)|
I hate to say it, but Christmas is just around the corner.
I will be attending a few Farmer's Markets this fall. I will be featuring festive varieties of all natural soap bars as well as many gift baskets which are a great Chrsitmas present. The individual bars make great stocking stuffers!
Here is my schedule:
October 3rd: Smoky Lake
October 17th: Andrew
October 30th: Caroline
November 7th: Cochrane
November 14th: Innisfail
November 20: Caroline
November 27/28th: Three Hills
December 6th: Sylvan Lake
December 12th: Smoky Lake
December 13th: Sundre
Also feel free to order online...this will insure that you will get the bars you need for your holiday season!
|Posted by scrubwithlove on July 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM||comments (1)|
Are you new to Cold Process Soap Making? These simple CP recipes are a great way to wet your feet! We will keep adding recipes to this page, so please check back soon!
Remember, the lye water mixture is always added to the oil and not vice versa.
If you are new to cold process soapmaking, please purchase a book and read about the serious safety issues associated with lye. A good book to start with is Susan Miller Cavitch's "The SoapMakers Companion." When handling lye, please use gloves and goggles and do not breathe in the fumes.
1. Suit up in safety goggles, gloves and long sleeves.
2. Add the lye to the water. Stir well taking precautions to not breathe in the fumes. Set the mixture to the side and allow it to cool to approximately 110F. You can put the lye water mixture outside if you are not in a well ventilated area.
3. Add all your oils together and melt. Allow them to cool to approximately 110F, or within 5 degrees of the lye water.
4. Add the lye water mixture to the melted oils, carefully. Stir vigorously until trace occurs. Trace looks like a thin pudding. A stick blender will help speed trace along. If you are stirring by hand, these recipes may take up to an hour to trace.
5. Pour your traced soap mixture into your molds. Pop out after 3 to 5 days and allow to sit for a full 4 to 6 weeks to cure and finish the saponification process.
Beginner 4.5 pound Soap Recipe - makes just under 4.5 lbs of soap
16oz Canola Oil
16oz Coconut Oil
16oz Palm Oil
6.9oz Lye (5% superfatted)
Beginner 6.5 pound Soap Recipe - makes just over 6.5 lbs of soap
5oz Canola Oil
5oz Castor Oil
32oz Coconut Oil
32oz Palm Oil
11 oz Lye (5% superfatted)
24.4 oz Water