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Janice Ventura
Free-lance Writer and graphic artist
Free-lance Writer and graphic artist

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Cakeballs, Anyone?
Delicious cakeballs from right to left: Raspberry Champagne, Red Velvet, Lemon Dream, Blueberry Muffin, Maple Bacon, Coconut Cream, CherryBomb!, Smores Images with permission from: Who here likes cake?  ::Raises hand:: How about...

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What's in a Name?
So, I've been a bit busy since I've last posted although a quick google search revealed that there is a soap company now using the "Soap Kitten" name (whoopsie).  I'm glad this happened as it's a good opportunity to discuss marketing/branding and choosing a...

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New soaps up!
Posted some new soaps up in my store! Squeeeee. Really excited about these since both are inspired by my Cuban upbringing! Sueño Cubano (Cuban Dream) is a lovely chocolately-mocha scent! Available here .  This soap is a salty/ocean fragrance called Salty ...

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Soapy Sunday
Earlier I was making a fresh batch of soap. My fave scent (they all seem to be my fave these days): Oatmeal Milk & Honey. This creamy soap is warm and inviting and made with REAL oatmeal! Designed to soothe and delight! :) Available in my etsy store! 

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Summer's Here Early
At Havana Soap Co., that is. Check out our newest soap in our shop: Tropical Blue Crush . Fragrances with lime, bergamot oils. A real treat!

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Having Fun with Vanillin
Or vanilla, as it is more commonly known, has a tendency to darken bath & body products overtime. You can add chemicals to soap to slow down the process, but eventually they all darken. Depending on the percentage of vanillin in your fragrance, it can chang...

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One of my customers was nice enough to send me this pic! Looks like I have a fan! :D Thanks Dawn for sharing this wonderful picture of Paws!

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Taking the plunge..
It's official! Havana Soap, LLC is now on Etsy and Facebook ! This year's theme is "Go big or go home", inspired me to put my energy and efforts into my new soap business. Feel free to take a gander, like my page and check back periodically on Soapkitten fo...

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After the cut...
Very psyched that I'm getting back into cold process soaps! I forgot how lovely it was to make it from scratch.  Here's my latest-- name to be determined. It's made with olive, coconut, (sustainable) palm and castor oils.  The scent is an intoxicating bold ...

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New Soap: Summer Honey and Calendula
This is probably my favorite soap to-date! Made with a lovely, organic honey base, actual honey for moisture and nourishing calendula petals. We all know the wonderful properties of honey, but I bet a lot of you are wondering what the heck is Calendula?   C...
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