Fall Soap Updates

Happy Fall everyone! The leaves are changing and so are my soap scents! This week I am making another batch of my pumpkin spice soap, so look for it on my Etsy shop come October. In the meantime I made a few new batches of some soaps that are not super popular on my Etsy store, but are really popular when I sell them at street fairs. Funny how that works sometimes. The first soap is my Coffee Scrub bar, which contains no essential oils, just strong brewed coffee and freshly ground beans. It surprisingly smells a bit like chocolate (no idea why!) and I almost considered renaming it mocha scrub bar. What do you think?

Better than waking up to an alarm!

Better than waking up to an alarm!

The other soap is kind of a funny story. I made this bar a while back and wasn’t a huge fan of it. I’m not even sure I ever sold a bar online either, but I sold a ton of it at a Christmas Festival last year. I made it again to sell at the street fair I did recently and it was a best seller! I guess that just proves I can’t assume everyone wants the same scents in the shower as I do! Oh yea, it was Bergamot Citrus by the way. Made with Bergamot, Grapefruit and Lemongrass oils, along with some pure orange powder for added vitamin C. The scent is fresh, light and citrusy.

That’s it for now, I hope everyone is getting into Fall, it’s been too hot here in Portland to think about pumpkins and cider yet, but hopefully it will cool down soon!

Get a dose of Vitamin C from your soap!

Get a dose of Vitamin C from your soap!

Easy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles


This is our first real summer in Portland since last summer consisted of trips to IKEA, yard sales and busting open windows that were painted shut so we could cool down our 92 degree bedroom. Now that we’re settled in and worked our butts off all Spring picking weeds, we have a pretty bad-ass vegetable […]

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Buffalo Soy Curl Tacos With Homemade Corn Tortillas


I had never even heard of a soy curl until I moved to Portland. I hit up the Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ food cart last summer shortly after we moved here, and got the BBQ Soy curl sandwich. It was life changing to say the least. I immediately bought soy curls at the super cool […]

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Creamy Pasta with Leeks and Lemon

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If you remember my post from a few months ago, you know that I was growing leeks in my garden this winter. Well, out with the old and in with the new! I pulled all the leeks and planted tomatoes, sugar snap peas and lettuce. But now I have about 30 leeks stored in a […]

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Where’s The Beef? The Vegan Protein Debate


Hands down the most common question and usually the first thing someone asks me when I tell then I am vegan is, “Where do you get your protein?” I really have a hard time answering this, so I usually just say something along the lines of, “Oh you know, beans, tofu, nuts, and whole grains […]

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Light and Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potatoes and Leeks

It’s officially Spring, which means leeks are in season! And since half of the country is still covered in snow, why not make a creamy potato leek soup to curl up on the couch with? It might ease the pain of hearing Al Roker predict another polar vortex. No promises, though. I love leeks, cousins […]

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Five Ingredients You Should Avoid in Your Soap


People often ask me what’s in my soap, and I’m always happy to answer with a few simple ingredients you can pronounce and know what they are. Oils, lye, water and sometimes essential oil. That’s it. Nothing else should be in your soap or you should take heed. If you can’t pronounce something, or there […]

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What I Learned From Eating Raw for a Week


Today is day 8 and I’m proud to say I did it! I ate raw for 7 days straight without cheating. I ate more fruits and vegetables than I ever have in my life, and I imagine my body is grateful for it. The odd thing is, I never felt very different. It was a […]

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Eating Raw Update and Creamy Raw Red Pepper Dip


Today is Day 5 of my week-long attempt to eat only raw, and here’s the scoop- Some days I feel like this is really easy and some days (or even moments within a day) I just want to eat a freaking piece of bread! I often have a hard time figuring out what I want […]

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