- May 23, 2016
A lot of soap curing!
After running into embarrassingly low inventory for a while, I ramped up production a month or two ago, so I will now have at least a few loaves fully cured every week for a while now... this week, it was Rosemary Lemongrass (one of my all-time faves!) and Garden Party (a blend of Bergamot, Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium Rose and Chinese Geranium essential oils), which is probably my most expensive essential oil blend (but totally worth it for its delightfully fresh floral sc
- May 14, 2016
Rosemary Lemongrass and... Beer???
Newly cured and ready to be labeled and put in the store! In front, soap scented with rosemary and lemongrass essential oils, sprinkled with some gold mica (for added glitz!) and decorated with sensuous swirls of turquoise, blue velvet and apple green! A version of this was such a favorite that a customer ordered an entire loaf to be given as holiday gifts for friends, with a custom label -- super cute! And, in back, something completely different! Beer soap! Not only is it s
- May 10, 2016
Now at Thea's Vintage Living!
I'm so proud to announce that Optimistic Soap is now available at Thea's Vintage Living, in NW Portland! Thea's beautiful shop is one of the best vintage shops in Portland and a fantastic place to find many wonderful treasures!
- May 6, 2016
Argan Oil: My Hair Looks Amazing
My hair looks amazing. And, honestly, I am not at all McBraggy about my looks in general and certainly never about my hair! In fact, I have despaired over my hair for, literally, decades. I've tried every hair smoothing miracle cure out there (shampoos, gels, smoothers, chemical straighteners and more), with limited results. My hair was frizzy and, left down, would spread out in an unattractive Roseanne Roseannadanna pyramid shape. After spending hard-earned dollars on the la