Summer 2016 - Page 3

And I can't really say whether addictive personalities run in our family or if it is just my inner chemist coming out, but I must admit from that point on, I was hooked! So, I started doing more research. I began to learn which oils contribute special properties to the soap. And each time I learned something new, I would break out the soap pot and begin to create! Now, for those of you unfamiliar with how to make soap, you simply cannot make a single bar of soap...it is make in small batches. So what ended up happening was with one fail swoop of the soap stick, I would have 13 bars of soap....and that can add up FAST! Just ask my husband....I slowly began encroaching into his "man cave". So I started to give it away. I gave it to family.....to friends.....to friends of friends....heck, I even gave it to complete strangers! (OK,OK...maybe that last part is a bit of an exaggeration...but you get the point) Then something strange started happening....just when I thought people

would start to run when they saw me coming.....THEY started to come to ME...ASKING for more soap! That is when I had what you call my "AH-HA moment" and the rest, is well, history!

Mother, wife and soap-maker extrodinaire!