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Dawn Jones
Custer Cottage
Wichita, Kansas  67217
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I Will Wear Lace
As I approach an older age, I will wear lace, lace, lace.
No, not just the weathered and beige,
all kinds and colors and styles;
even the funny ones that bring on big smiles!

I will wear it as much and as often as I can,
some made by machine and some made by hand.
While making my outer shell look gentle and refined,
it is covering the flaws of old age and time.
Dawn Jones

Soap Ingredient Information

Ingredients and what the purpose, properties, or use is for in soap:

The listed ingredients may not necessarily work for your skin  in the way my research below indicates. This list is just for your information.  In a batch of soap, I may use as many as 32 ingredients, or as little as 3.  I take great pride in each of my soaps.  It can be very time consuming to gather all ingredients, weigh them, and put them together in the proper manner.  I find that many soap makers have also become soap artists.  I hope you find my soaps to be of excellent quality and be beneficial to you and your family, along with being an artistic beauty.

activated charcoal---used to help with body odor and in coloring soap

anise essential oil---a licorice smelling oil which has been used in rubs to relieve muscular aches and pains

chamomile flowers
---helps relieve dry skin, cuts, and minor burns, it is antibacterial, and has been used to treat hives, and insect bites, the German chamomile works on athlete’s foot and is anti fungal

cherry kernel oil---light moisturizing oil

cinnamon leaf essential oil---used for insecticide, it is antibacterial and anti fungal, good for treating skin disorders, stimulates circulation, and relieves stress

clary sage essential oil---may have a warming effect and be helpful for relaxation

coconut oil---high in lauric and myristic fatty acids which aids in cleansing, hardens soap, and gives it a bubbly lather

cosmetic grade glitter---for sparkle and shine

eucalyptus essential oil---used as a flea repellent, for minor burns, and it is antibacterial

fragrance oil---adds the fragrance in the soap.  In my opinion,, but most people do not like the stronger and possibly harsh fragrance of some essential oils, so I use fragrance oils which are not 100 percent natural.

glycerin---used for treatment of psoriasis, burns, bites, cuts, rashes, and bedsores, it also may be used for mixing the color for adding to soap, “
Hand made soap retains extra glycerin, known to soften the skin naturally. Glycerin is one of the best known humectants (attracts moisture to the skin). It is often extracted during the process of manufacturing commercially made soap, then sold as a valuable by-product.” Cranberry Lane

lavender buds and lavender essential oil
---used for dry skin, minor burns, bruises, and it is antibacterial
lemon essential oil---it is an antiseptic and bactericide

lemongrass essential oil---used as a flea repellent, for athlete’s foot, it is an anti fungal, and good for muscle aches

lime essential oil---it is an insecticide, disinfectant, and antiseptic

lye, or sodium hydroxide---fat and lye are necessary to make soap, just like when grandma made soap after rendering the fat from the animals after butchering them.  “Fatty acid (oil) + Base (lye) = “A Salt” (soap),”Cranberry Lane

oatmeal powder---used to treat dandruff

oxide---for coloring

peppermint essential oil---it has antibacterial, qualities and used for hives and insect bites

pink grapefruit essential oil---it is an antiseptic and disinfectant

ROE---rosemary oleoresin extract is a natural antioxidant which helps oils from going bad

rosemary leaf powder and rosemary essential oil---it is used to treat eczema, dandruff, body odor, and bruises, and it is anti fungal

shea butter
---used for eczema and dermatitis, to moisturize skin, to protect skin from the sun, helpful in healing on burns, helps restore skin elasticity, rich in vitamins A, E, and F for skin balance, the vegetable fats help promote cell regeneration and helps with circulation, the stigmasterol in the shea butter helps with stiffness from arthritis and rheumatism

silk powder or liquid---it promotes shine and elasticity in your hair and skin and gives it a silky, smooth feel

spearmint leaf powder and spearmint essential oil---used as an insecticide

stearic acid---derived from animal and vegetable fats and it is used to harden soap

sunflower oil---helps retain skin moisture and may work as a skin barrier and help keep away skin infections

tallow---helps produce a hard long lasting bar of soap, it is the rendered fat from a cow

tea tree essential oil---used for body odor, dandruff, athlete’s foot

turmeric powder---excellent colorant for soaps, and it is used for its anti fungal and antibacterial qualities, it has been used for treatment of lice


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