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Gratitude - Giving Back

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Gratitude - Giving Back

It has always been my intention to grow my little business so that I could help other women by giving back. This is the first year I have achieved enough of my goals to make this happen. I chose Gratitude Soap as the product that would help me to give back to my community this year. This soap allows me to use the ends of my soap bars (that might otherwise be wasted) to create colorful balls of soap that decorate a brand new product: Gratitude Soap. It is lemon-scented and luxurious, but it's also just ....fun, creamy lathery --...

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Soap making on the Blog - White Tea Ginger & Mint

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Soap making on the Blog - White Tea Ginger & Mint

I've always been a tea lover, from the moment I set foot in England during a family trip when I was twelve-years-old, I was hooked. In fact, I'm enjoying a cup of tea as I write this blog! Now that you know the inspiration for my Balancing Act Soap in white tea, ginger and mint, you can follow along as I make it and cut it. It's a particularly large batch as this is a popular soap here at Second Spring Naturals, but I can still manage a lovely tea green drop swirl that appears to dance in and out...

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Soap and Life - The art of Troubleshooting

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Soap and Life - The art of Troubleshooting

Soap making, much like life, requires a bit of trouble shooting sometimes. We can plan in detail, have a vivid image of a final product in mind and then one little surprise takes us for a spin. If there is one thing I have learned in the nearly five years I have been in business, it's to roll with it and just keep going. So, today I had a little trouble with a very large batch of soap, but I was determined to do two things: 1. not lose the soap bath and 2. video the process, even if it...

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Real talk about my self care journey

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Real talk about my self care journey

I need to be real with you for a minute, and it involves self care. When I used to think about self care, I imagined all of the woo woo, meditation, sitting - lotus - style while gongs play in the background.....that just wasn't me. That was what I used to think about self care. That was before I knew how to take care of myself.  The truth is, I feel a bit sorry for the girl I used to be. I had no idea how to talk to myself, care for myself or value myself in the way I...

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How to Beat the Seasonal Blues

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How to Beat the Seasonal Blues

I don't know if you are anything like me, but I have always been 'affected' by the winter months; namely, the lack of sunlight and Vitamin D, the shorter days and the cold...the gray, well, it just brings me down a bit. At least, that's how it used to be. A few years ago, I really took control of my own health, to the degree that I have any control, and my wellbeing, which includes how I choose to FEEL every day of every season. Since there are actual physical changes that happen to our bodies, including brain chemistry issues,...

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