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You Butter Believe It!

Theobroma cacao…a little evergreen tree that grows in the tropics of central and South America. Ever heard of it? Well if you’ve ever had chocolate, you have this plant to thank!

Theobroma oil, or more commonly known as cocoa butter, is a creamy, pale-yellow fat extracted from cocoa beans after they have been fermented, […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Butter Believe It!

Pumpkin Spice, Anyone?

It’s that time of year again!  Pumpkin spice lattes abound as the leaves are beginning to change color and the temperatures start to fall.  Not only that, but now it seems that pumpkin spice has made its way into our cookies, oatmeal, muffins and now, even our bagels!  Will the possibilities ever end?

Probably not, but […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Personal|Comments Off on Pumpkin Spice, Anyone?

Get Ready for Fall!

This fall is shaping up to be very exciting! We have several soap making classes scheduled through Metro, as well as some new Lotion Making Classes! We will be kicking it all off with a special Soap Making Clinic at Backwoods on September 8! Look for more events and details soon, but in the meantime, […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Announcement|Comments Off on Get Ready for Fall!

Groupon Campaign!

I am so excited to announce the launch of my first Groupon campaign! Now through December 18, you have the opportunity to purchase a voucher to attend the December 19 soap making class. The voucher costs $85 and includes all instruction and materials to make & take approximately 5 bars of soap.

To purchase, please visit […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Announcement, Soap Class|Comments Off on Groupon Campaign!

Introductory Soap Making Class by Bush Baby Soap

My Next Soap Making Class will be Saturday, October 31st. It will be held at Simply Home Sweet Home’s Studio in Louisville, NE!!!!!!

Yes, it will be on Halloween~ so we will be making Beautiful Pumpkin Soap!

The class will be held from 9am – 1pm and will include all supplies to make a 3+ pound batch […]

By |October 21st, 2015|Soap Class|0 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Among American women, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, just behind skin cancer.  In just 7 years, since 2008, breast cancer diagnoses have increased by 20% – that’s an alarming trend!  Around the world, breast cancer is one out of four cancers represented in women.  It […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Soap?

What is soap?

Soap is the salt of a fatty acid. It is the result of the saponification reaction – which combines an alkali solution with fats (fatty acids). The triglycerides in the oil or fat being used are hydrolyzed into free fatty acids which combine with the alkali to form soap: salt and by-products of […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHAT IS GLYCERIN?

Glycerin (or glycerol) is a sugar alcohol that is thick and sweet tasting. It’s a natural humectant that draws water from the surrounding air (hygroscopic) and locks in moisture. Glycerin is used in a wide range of applications: making nitroglycerin, lotions, inks, and even preservation due to its natural antiseptic qualities. The best part is […]

By |August 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments