Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SOAP, GLORIOUS SOAP

April of 2012 I quit my job at McDonald's.  I worked for McDonald's for 26 and a half years, starting when I was 16!  Craziness, I know.  It's definitely not for everyone but it was always there for me through high school, cheerleading, college and after.  I didn't know what I wanted to do even when I was in college, so I did what I was good at.  McDonald's. 

I was so excited to be a stay at home mom.  For a while.  Then I started getting restless!  No surprise for me considering at McDonald's I was always running and always had things to do.  During my time at home, my husband and I visited his aunt and uncle in Georgia.  It was there I saw what I wanted to do.  They do direct-to-garment printing, machine embroidery and heat press vinyl.  They had a SERIOUS craft room.  So, I got started and planned on doing all of this from home myself.  But then, I saw the cutest retail location in the little town of Festus.  Had to do it.  On November 9, 2012 I opened my store, FrivoliTees.  Get it?  Tees for tee shirts!  :) 

I really enjoyed doing what I did.  It was slow getting started but it was always fun.  I got to design cool shirts for people and make banners for first birthdays and make personalized tumblers and things.  It was so great.  Then my husband had an opportunity to accept a job in Branson and we took it.  I had to close my store on June 28, 2013 so we could come here. 

While I had the store, I asked my father to make soap just for my customers.  Well, now that the store is closed he is still making it and it is great stuff!  I just began selling it on Etsy so we can share it with other handmade soap fanatics.  I am excited and apprehensive as there are many great Etsy stores selling soap but I hope people will give it a try. 

His uses the cold process method.  This means he uses lye (the base) and mixes it with an oil or fat (the acid).  A chemical reaction occurs and you are left with soap. (salt)  Cold process soap is awesome because you control what you put in it.  Our soaps are fantastic because we put all kinds of good-for-your-skin butters and oils in them.  I wanted to share some of them with you today because I am very proud of what my father does! 

 
These are only a few of our FrivoliTees Suds! Aren't they pretty?  Give them a try!  I know once you enjoy the wonderful scents and lather and most importantly how great your skin will feel, you won't want to go back to your old bar or body wash.  If you are interested in purchasing some, please visit our shop, FrivoliTees on Etsy!  Any questions regarding our hand-crafted soaps?  I would be more than happy to answer them! (or submit them to my papa :)  Have a great day!


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