Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Banana soap by Emmet Street CreationsIt’s been another busy week on the Emmet Street! I procrastinated doing yard work by getting a lot of writing projects done and Christine has been busy getting ready for Crafty Mart’s The Mom and Pop Shoppe in Akron on Saturday (our booth will be set up at Musica from 10 AM to 5 PM). Come out and see us and check out the premier of new smells that are not yet available in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us and usually we share our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.) Since we’re going to be at Crafty Mart on Friday, I thought I’d share some of the goodies we’ll have with us instead.

  • Lemongrass and Green Tea – Just what the Buddha ordered to start your day with calm and mental clarity.
  • Beachin’ – We’ve still got a way to go before it will be warm enough to sunbathe on the shores of Lake Erie, the scent of this soap will tide you over while you wait.
  • Honeysuckle Shea Butter – Once it is warm enough to hit the beach, the honeysuckle will be in bloom, too! This is one of my favorite scents and the natural shea butter keeps your skin moisturized.

Good, clean fun

If you’re not following us on Facebook, you may have missed out on the celebration of National Library Week! Since we’re big fans of the public library, we were celebrating! Here’s some of the fun you missed:

  • Drop and give me 20 (minutes of reading) – April 12 is Drop Everything and Read Day. We, of course, quietly celebrated.
  • It’s a little-known fact that National Library Week is celebrated by showing feats of strength (in architecture) – Here are some innovative and beautiful libraries. (It’s on my bucket list to see the Skywalker Ranch library, but I believe tours are strictly invitation only. So, if anyone can make that happen for me…)

Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed

I’m so excited it’s finally spring that I’m feeling a bit fruity! Check out this post about the benefits of using banana in your skin care regimen. There will be oodles of fresh strawberries in your local grocery or farmers’ market soon why not whip up a gluten free, vegan strawberry pie with a pecan-oat crust? It’s delicious.

Go bananas with Banana Soap!

Banana SoapSee those speckles? That’s because Banana Soap is made with real bananas!

You probably know that bananas are a delicious and healthy treat. They contain antioxidants and potassium which help keep your body healthy. Bananas also help skin retain moisture. Banana Soap from Emmet Street Creations is unscented and doesn’t smell like bananas, but don’t let that fool you. It’s packed with real bananas, skin loving olive and avocado oils. Instead of distilled water, this soap was made with pure coconut water, another antioxidant powerhouse.

Bonus tip: Banana peels make great compost, but before I give them to the McWormersons to work on, I give myself an instant facial. It’s so easy to do. Just rub the inside of a banana peel all over your face. Wait 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse off. My skin feels tighter and looks less dull after this treatment. Want more tips? Check out this article.