Living Our Dream

Welcome to our blog. We hope you will find this an interesting place to visit as we update you on our products and why we think they are the best anywhere. We want to give you a chance to get to know us as we get to know you. Hopefully we will be able to offer you some helpful hints to make your life better. We are so happy to be doing what we are doing at this time in our life. We are living our dream and we invite you to come along with us as we grow together.

Evelyn & Debbie

Friday, May 21, 2010

Why Use Goat's Milk Soap

If you are not a soap maker you may not realize the benefits of goat's milk soap. So I am going to share a few with you. Goat's milk soap may cost a little more than the soaps that you can buy at your local grocery store but the difference it makes to your skin is well worth it. If you are troubled by acne or eczema, then goat's milk soap is great for you. Did you know that goat's milk contains vitamins A,C,& E? Goat's milk soap contains glycerin for luxurious skin softening,which in most commercial soaps has been removed because the substance is valuable to sell for its moisturizing properties.

There are no artificial additives or harsh detergents in goat's milk soap such as alcohol, petroleum and preservatives. Goat's milk soap also contains lactic acid,an alpha hydroxy acid commonly used in skin rejuvenation products.

Our customers who use our goat's milk soap are adamant about its qualities and are willing to tell you about them. If you would like to experience the benefits from our goat's milk soap just contact us at or

Why goat milk soap?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

History of Essential Oils

According to the translation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using extracted oils from plants for healing thousands of years before Christ. This makes essential oils the earliest known medicine. Highly revered, the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt routinely exchanged Blue Lotus Oil with the kings of India for slaves, gold and other precious goods. And so it is, essential oils were at one time in history considered more valuable than gold. The Egyptians created fragrances for personal use as well as for ritualistic and ceremonial use in temples and pyramids. According to the earliest historical records available, they used balsamic substances with aromatic properties for medicine. Egyptian high priests used fragrances for opening the subconscious mind and increasing their ability to communicate with the spirit world. In 1817 the 870-foot Ebers Papyrus was discovered. Dating back to 1500 B.C., it was called a medicinal scroll. It mentioned over 800 herbal perscriptions and remedies. Other scrolls indicate that the Egyptians had a high success rate in treating as many as 81 different diseases. Many mixtures they used contained myrrh and honey. Myrrh was used for embalming becouse of it's effectiveness in preventing bacterial growth.

The Romans
also played an important role in the history of essential oils. They were very much into fumigating and diffusing oils in their temples and political buildings as well as bathing in hot tubs scented with oils followed by a fragrant massage with their favorite oils.

During a devastating plaque in Athens in 200 B.C., Hippocrates fumigated the entire Greek city with aromatic essence to prevent further spreading of disease. By the 12 century, almost every monastery and convent in Europe planted a garden of healing herbs, and some of those herbs found their way into purification ceremonies. A 16th-century doctor from Verona, Italy, had such success warding off the plaque using aromatic oils that the town erected a statue in his honor.

Spice container
Venice, 17-18th-century.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hardy's Bisquits

My first love was cooking. That was before I got into making wonderful soy candles and soy based natural bath and body products. I spend most of my time creating new ideas for our lotions, soaps and scrubs. But occasionly I go back to my favorite recipe's and indulge in my passion for creating comfort food, one of which I am going to share with you today. Have you ever pulled into a Hardy's Drive Thru and could not wait for the car in front of you to move on so you could get that mouth watering Bacon egg and cheese bisquit? Well I have, which made me go on the quest to find the recipe. My family has enjoyed this for years and now I am ready to share it with you. I know we are all very busy but I make them on a Saturday or Sunday and freeze them until ready to use.

5 cups self rising flour
1 cup crisco
2 pkgs yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2tsp sugar
1tsp soda
2 cups buttermilk

Mix together flour, sugar and soda. Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Add 1 cup crisco to flour mixture and mix well. Add buttermilk and then yeast mixture. Stir well and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 400.

You will never have to wait in a drive thru again because they are wonderful to freeze and warm in the microwave.