When crossing the Maine state border from the south the welcoming sign to the state reads, “MAINE The way life should be”. And once that border has been crossed there is a transformation that takes place. The traffic dissipates. The clouds may even clear to reveal blue skies. A more relaxed state permeates. You get the sense that you have been transported to a world past, where things are a bit more simple. Indeed, this is the way life should be.
It is this feeling and mentality that I bring to soap making. I use the cold process method, relying on the natural process of saponification to make my soaps. Saponification is the chemical reaction between a fat (the oils) and a base (the lye) that results in a salt (the soap). I make soap for those with sensitivities. Whether you have senstive skin, or allergies, or are just unexplainably sensitive to the world around you,…
- Joined June 3, 2010