Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Cannabis flower soap

Ever since The Grateful Dead announced they were going to do some reunion concerts, I’ve had a plan to make a psychedelic swirled soap. I was excited to find a fragrance oil called, “Cannabis Flower” a few weeks ago. It’s a really nice scent that smells very green and herbaceous with floral undertones. Last week I used it to make a five color swirl soap using hemp seed oil. I can’t wait to slice this soap to see how it turned out inside!

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)

If you are interested in seeing more great examples, check out the Ebru soap challenge from Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks. Some day I’ll work up the courage to enter one of her challenges.

Good, clean fun

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Summer has finally started here in Ohio, this last weekend we had temperatures in the 90s! Is it sweltering where you live? Stay cool with a tall glass of lavender vanilla lemonade.

Warm temperatures means outdoor actives and with outdoor activities come outdoor pests. Check out these tips for staying tick free this summer.

Don’t forget your pets feel the heat as much as you do. Never leave them closed up in a hot car. Just a few minutes can kill. Try some of our other ideas for keeping your canine friend cool.