Friday, October 31, 2014

Favorite Supplies

As soapers, we develop our own style.  We have our favorite tools and ingredients.  Today I am going to talk about my favorite tools!

For me, my molds and liners allow me to be creative, and design soap I can be proud of.  My molds are from my favorite supply company, Bramble Berry.  My Mold & Liner are an important part of my soap making process.  They help me maintain uniform bars, and allow me to use many different techniques.  And when I don't pour soap down the sides, un-molding is a dream!

Truth in Labeling

I knew it had been a while since I wrote a blog post, but it's been longer than I realized!

I have been so busy with my family, markets and holiday shows that I am barely keeping up.  So sadly things like my blog had to be put on hold for a while.  

I had an interesting discussion with some other soapers today.  Actually it was scary.  These people were trying to convince me that it is okay to mislabel their products.  They label vegan when it is not, label organic when it has not been certified, make medical claims that are against FDA regulations, and omit ingredients.  One of the biggest reasons I started soaping was because of the ingredients big manufacturers hid in their labels.  I expect more from handmade soapers.

Rest assured that every product from Stargazer Soaps discloses 100% of ingredients on the labels.  Many of these ingredients you can find in your own kitchen!  You can pronounce them and understand them.  Now this does get tricky when we are talking about lotions - but know that all of the ingredients I use are chosen with care.  I do not use parabens, phalates, formaldehyde or dyes in any of my products.  And I never will.  Every product I make we use in my home with confidence.  And I truly hope you feel confident when using Stargazer Soaps for your family at home.

My promise to you: I will always disclose my ingredients and will be honest about my products!