Thursday, 27 May 2010

Soap Geek's Birthday

My Birthday

Well, today is my 40th Birthday! We are going to Malaga and Granada this weekend to celebrate my birthday and my husband finishing his masters.

So, looking back over the past year – highlights of year 39? An un-forgettable visit from Dad & Stepmum last June... taking up soap-making obsessively in October... my daughter’s various dance shows & competitions... a trip to Canada when my grandma died & reconnecting intensely with my mum & dad, family & old friends... moving house (down the block, but still a move)... morning walks by the beach... yoga... soaping soaping soaping & fantasizing about the wonderful business I am going to create...

Soap Geek?

I just LOVE washing my hands and showering, of course, as it is always such a wonderful experience trying out new soaps. Except when I am out of the house... Here is the question to you all – Do you find that you just hate the soaps and gels that you find in public washrooms now? Since making my own soaps, I have absolutely fallen in love with natural soaps and can’t stand commercial soaps & gels... to the point where I am seriously considering carrying around a soap container in my purse with one of my soaps in it... Am I a real soap geek?

Here is what I am taking for the weekend - a fresh Mediterranean Lavender (experimental Batch 2, finally ready to try!) & my Beer, Egg & Honey Shampoo bar...


Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Happy soaping!

12 comments:

Edith said...

Happy Birthday Jen! ..I know exactly what your saying about using commercial soaps in public places I have just had a few days away still in the UK but took my own soap because I know exactly what my skin likes x
Have a great weekend!

innerearthsoaps said...

Happy birthday! Hehee ... I always take my own soap when I go away too, I can't bear the thought of having to use hotel soap!

p-lee said...

I guess we are all soap geeks. I definitely carry my own soap in a container in my purse now. I mean, if you go through all the trouble to make soap that is good for you, why would you ever want to use a detergent again? My boyfriend even takes my soap to the gym with him instead of using their soap. It was such a compliment.

Holly said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I too find that I can't stand commercial soaps. At one point I was out of my handmade soap and bought some "moisturizing" commercial soap. I quickly determined it was EVIL and I would never use it again. My husband travels often and he does not like using the products that are provided in the hotel.

FuturePrimitive said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
WOOP!
X

Amy W said...

Happy Birthday!! Well, I haven't started carrying my soap with me to the public restrooms, but I do bring my own soap to hotels. Fortunately, my parents & in-laws have a good stash of my soap so I don't have to bring any with me when we visit! :)

Soaps and Bubbles said...

Happy birthday dear,

wishing you good health, wealth, success with your business and for your husbands masters degree; may you always be happy and satisfied with what life brings you.

Big kiss xx

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!! And it is a milestone one. I hope you had a great day.

Ambra said...

Happy birthday Jen! And congratulations to your husband on his Master's degree (been there, done that --and I'm supposed to be writing my second Master's thesis these days).
I completely know what you are talking about with commercial soap. I hate it. I take my soap with me to the gym and I did make these tiny soaps that look like mini meringues out of rebatched soap and those are great for the purse as a use-once soap.

Jennifer Young said...

Thanks to everyone for the sweet birthday wishes and congrats to hubby. We had an awesome & unforgettable weekend. Glad to know I am not the only Soap Geek out there!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Just noticed now that this post appears as if I wrote in Thursday 27th May... when I actually posted it on Friday 28th May - my REAL birthday! Oooops. xo Jen

Anne-Marie said...

Soap Geeks Unite! Who travels without luscious handmade soap these days? The Beer Egg and Honey Shampoo bar sounds over-the-top awesome!

Hope you had a great birthday!