We had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch on Saturday. It was great to be with our long-time clients, who have become our friends over the years. We enjoyed listening to everyone's motherhood stories, filled with many happy memories as well as challenges and struggles. It was amazing to see there are so many things to learn from each other. As our party gifts, we made shea butter soap with homegrown lavender seeds. Below you can find the recipe for our soaps. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our lives! Soap Recipe: The absolute easiest way to make soap is by using a pre-made soap base. Melt-and-pour soap comes in either cubes or blocks and you can choose from clear (glycerin), goat milk, and standard bases. To use it, all you do is cut it into small pieces and melt it either in the microwave or over low heat. When it’s melted you can add scents, flowers, and exfoliants (like pumice, oatmeal, or ground coffee). You can also add very small amounts of extra oil, like melted shea butter or sweet almond oil to melt-and-pour soap bases for added conditioning. Color can also be added to melt and pour soap at this point before you pour the batter into molds. Spray the tops with alcohol to reduce air bubbles and create a smooth finish. As soon as it’s hard, pop the bars out of the molds and use them immediately.