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Come see all the beautiful things created by members of the CafeMom Etsy Moms Team, including some nifty windchimes created by yours truly.

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Newly listed-Tea Tree Oil Cold Process Soap

I just listed the TTO soap in my shop. I’ve been using it on my face for a few days now, and I love it. I can’t say yet if it’s working to clear my sometimes-problem oily sensitive skin, but it leaves it feeling clean without drying it out. It does make my skin feel almost a little tingly for a minute or two afterwards from the tea tree oil, but nothing unpleasant and no visible redness or irritation.

View the Tea Tree Oil Cold Process soap in my etsy shop here.

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Hot and Cold Process Soaps

I’ve listed some new soaps in my shop. Here’s the links and ingredients lists for each.

Chamomile and Lavender Hot Process Soap
Ingredients: Chamomile tea, Sodium Hydroxide,Olive oil, Soybean oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Chamomile leaves, Lavender flowers, Lavender essential oil

Peppermint and Rosemary Cold Process Soap
Ingredients:Peppermint tea, Green Tea, Sodium Hydroxide, Canola oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Rosemary leaves, Rosemary EO

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Tea Tree Soap

I just finished a batch of Tea Tree cold process soap. It should be available in my etsy shop at the beginning of June, provided it passes my quality tests.

In the meantime, I’m thinking about doing a batch of it as hot process that can be used much sooner. I like the look of cp better, or I would have started with the hp.

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Reusable Shopping Bags

I’ve been putting off buying any cloth shopping bags thinking I’d just
make some, but today I went ahead and bought a couple. I loved being
able to fit everything into two easy to carry bags rather than juggling
5 or more plastic bags and my almost two year old and not having to
worry about a bag breaking on me.

know I’m going to need at least one or two more for bigger shopping
trips. I’d like to make them, but I was also wondering if most of the
bags they sell at grocery stores and discount stores are all about the
same, or if any are better than the others.

Has anyone here used
a few different ones that they’d like to share opinions on? What do you
look for in a good shopping bag? What makes one more convenient than
another, and is there anything you’d change to make them better?

Also, anyone know of stores that offer discounts for bringing your own bags?

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My son is almost two and knows all the letters of the alphabet. I’ve been working with him to learn the song. Some of his pronunciation is a little off. For example, the letter “W” sounds a whole lot like “butt hole”.

Cracks me up every time, especially since the word “butt” is off limits in our house.