Did You Know: Chocolate and Cocoa Butter

Did You Know: Chocolate and Cocoa Butter

Have you ever smelled a piece of unrefined cocoa butter and smelled the deliciousness of chocolate? Well the reason that it smells like chocolate is because they both come from the cacao bean. When I visited the Dominican Republic, I had an opportunity to go on a tour...
The Why of Curing Soap

The Why of Curing Soap

The one pressing question that new students want to know about soap making is if they really have to wait four to six weeks before they can use their soaps.  In their faces and voice I can tell that they don’t want to wait so long to use their soaps and I fully...