Soapmaking


Sunrise Botanics

Sunrise Botanics

Sunrise Botanics meets a unique need in the Canadian market with an extensive product offering in accessible sizes and quantities, quick shipping, and low cost delivery.

Learn to make soap (and nurture home, hearth and heart this winter)

Learn to make soap (and nurture home, hearth and heart this winter)

Winter is a great time to make soap. There's just something about fall and winter that stirs in people the desire to "make stuff". It's the increasing hours we spend indoors, it's the natural rhythm of preparing for and enduring winter.

Soapmaking Workshop on the Gaspe Peninsula

Soapmaking Workshop on the Gaspe Peninsula

Friends have asked me for years to teach them how to make soap and it's always been my intention to do so. Now, with a Montreal moving date on the horizon I figured it was now or never.

The Low-Down on Borax & GSE

The Low-Down on Borax & GSE

My most popular posts on the blog are my soap and body care how-to's, especially this time of year. This is somewhat ironic seeing as I don't write about those topics a whole lot anymore. Today is an exception. Last year I was trying to figure out what direction I ...

Holiday Spice Soap

Holiday Spice Soap

Clove and orange are two of my favorite ingredients in a holiday-inspired soap.

Peppermint Patty Soap

Peppermint Patty Soap

With a swirl of organic vanilla bean and cocoa, scented with peppermint and barely a hint of clove oil, you'll wish it was melting in your mouth instead of richly moisturizing and lathering your skin.

Autumn Spice Cake ~ A seasonal soap recipe

Autumn Spice Cake ~ A seasonal soap recipe

This moment feels like fall as I sit here crunching a Nova Scotia Macintosh apple and take in the changing foliage across the river from my parent's property. But the day also feels like summer vacation since I'm sitting in a camping trailer, door wide open, enjoying the sun following ...