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Deirdre Garza

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Hanger Swirl Soap Challenge Club
I've been on the mailing list for Amy Warden's Soap Challenge Club since practically the beginning, but this is the first time that I have actually participated in the challenge. I'm not sure why it took me so long to sign up, but I'm glad that I finally to...

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Toner for Oily Skin
I have oily/acne-prone skin with occasional dry patches, and one of the products that I've been wanting to make is a toner for my skin type. Though toner isn't something that I normally use, Susan from Point of Interest! has written a lot about how toners a...

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Wax Tarts + Wasabi FO
Last winter, I noticed beautiful Christmas-themed wax tarts popping up in the Facebook soap groups that I belong to. From what I learned, wax tarts are like candles without a flame. Instead of burning a wick, a piece of scented wax (the wax tart) is placed ...

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Recent Soaps
Though I've been silent the past few months, I've probably made a dozen or so batches of soap since the New Year, playing around with design and ingredients: Lavender EO & Tangerine FO , coloured with graduated layers of sunflower oil infused with alkanet p...

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Winter Hand Cream
Canadian winters can be hard on skin, even in rainy Vancouver. For me, colder weather means painful, itchy and cracked skin on my knuckles. Using my own soap has helped decrease the frequency and severity of this affliction, but I still tend to suffer from ...

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Orange Spice
As the autumn weather begins to roll onto the West Coast, I've been looking forward to making and using a few seasonal soaps. Along with ...
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