Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hunters Soap

We made this soap during our Soap Video.  This soap was made specifically for Hunters who do not want a soap scent after shower before hunting.  It is completely fragrance and color FREE.  Hurry though because there is only 12 left!(sold out).  These will be sold at $6.00 a bar.  The 3 for $15 special will not be available on this bar.  But please check out our other soaps that are on Special 3 for $15.00.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Facebook and Social Media Etiquette Rules

With the speed of all social media communications, the messages, replies and TMI (too much information)... this really needs to addressed for the utmost professionalism.  If you are a professional or propose to be one then you need to read this.  If you are already abiding the rules then fantastic!  But what I have found is that many people do not know or understand Facebook or social media Etiquette.

  • On your professional page please post a professional looking picture of yourself.  Many of the people who know you would love to see your face.  We don't want to see some weird object that didn't  crop correctly and we are viewing only half of it.
  • Keep it professional.  Do not add  that you "like" enjoying having sex in unusual places and you don't care what your boss thinks button!  I don't think we need to elaborate more?? Do we?
  • Should you really friend everyone? The reason I address this one is because I really do look at who you are friends with.  I can imagine many of your potential customers will too.  Do just click "ok" every time?  Check them out.
  • We don't need to know that that your boyfriend cheated on you with so and so,  this is professional remember? Besides you'll probably get back together with him anyway and who wants to explain to him what you wrote?
  • Be polite...  Don't be condescending or crass while commenting on some else's page.. Save that for a direct message if you don't agree with them! And after you posted it if it does sound condescending you can "delete it".  On the other hand if someone posts on your page a crass comment that has nothing to do with what you are talking about... You can "DELETE" the comment. This is your page and YOU do have the right to have it look they way you want it.  
  • On safety concerns:  Please don't tell everyone that you are on vacation, send photos via  iphone while you are on vacation.  You don't want thieves robbing you while your gone. Because all though you were smart enough to not put your address on your Facebook page.  They can probably find it somewhere else on the net.  
  • If you have sent out a friend request to someone and they have not confirmed you as a friend don't be offended.  They may have missed or accidentally cancelled the request (yes, it does happen!). But by all means don't stalk them either.  Send 2 requests...  ONLY 2.  Otherwise you may come off as a stalker.
  • Don't write in all "caps" or use the "!" to many times, it comes off to the reader as you are yelling at them.  
  • Don't create a "Facebook" page for your baby or your pet.  There is an age's "13".  Besides they cannot write anyway.
  • Don't ask for comments on your new item or photo, it's just tacky.  You can however post them and hope for people to comment.
  • You can delete "friends" (I use that term lightly) without them knowing,  If you have not talked to them is years or if they've moved and you know longer keep in touch.  It's ok to "delete" them.
  •  And lastly..   If you plan on having a party, do un-check the box that states anyone can view the event and RSVP. Otherwise you may have to explain to the 21,000 or so other Facebook people that you live in an 900 sq ft apartment and your parents only allowed you 13 friends over for your "15"th birthday party!

Please do utilize the social networks just be mindful of what you do on it!  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Painting With Mica's

I stumbled on this when I was asked to do a party for Daisy Girl Scouts last April.  The girls were around 6 years old and we were expecting about 8-10 little ones.  Instead of trying to teach this age group how to make soap I thought they would love to learn how to paint their soap instead.  Well with great success and some very fond memories, I began painting on soap.  Now mind you..I am not an painter I just love the effect it gives it.  You can use this soap as well as any other soap but be mindful that if you have used a lot of black in may leave a black tinge in your sink. (comes off with the next cleaning).

I'll be teaching this technique at my next class on Sept 27!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Escape to the Caribbean Sea

Introducing our newest Soap... Caribbean Seas...
A follow up to our last Sunday Post

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mossy Creek Soap History~ Our Story

Mossy Creek Soap Story~ About Us

We are located in area in Houston County Georgia (pronounced Howston not Houston for all you non-locals).  Houston County was formed May 15, 1821 through a treaty with the Creek Indians.  Most of settlers here were originally winners from the Land Lottery of 1821.  In 1889 we became known as one of the largest counties of Peach Growers in the Country.
Hence, our next door county name is “Peach County”. Located just south of Macon, Georgia, we are home to Robins Air Force Base. Our local cities include Warner Robins, Centerville, Kathleen and Perry Georgia.
Mossy Creek is a actual Creek than runs through the middle of the county to Houston Lake and the then on to Mossy Lake.  To us it signifies coming home, We cross the bridge over Mossy Creek daily and thought it would fitting to adopt the name “Mossy Creek Soap”.  This is our home, we welcome you to enjoy our handcrafted soap from a region with a rich history. 
We make handcrafted, quality soap and bath products with fresh ingredients that you may have in your own kitchen.  Not in a large factory overseas with foreign workers who you do not know or chemicals you don't understand. Locally owned and operated in Kathleen, Georgia, we take pride in providing handcrafted soap that takes well over a month to cure. Our Handmade soaps are made completely from scratch, made with oils such as olive, sunflower, coconut, shea and cocoa butter which are far better for you and the environment with no detergents or phosphates.  Once you have tried homemade you won't go back to store bought again.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Can you guess what this is? Or what it might smell like?

Can you guess what this is? Or what it might smell like?

Leave your responses below... Be Creative...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mediterranean Cooking Videos Today!!!

How to make Tabbouleh!  Goes well with the fresh Pita Bread and Hummus Video.  I really wish we had a good Mediterranean Restaurant in town.  Too far to drive to Atlanta.. Dee Dee makes this look easy! I am excited about making these wonderful recipes!

Video on how to make Hummus

This so cool.  I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE hummus!  Check out this video.

A video on how to make Pita Bread!

I love pita bread but it only tastes good fresh!  This is a great video on how to make it yourself!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

All Natural Goats Milk Soap

Here at Mossy Creek Soap we make all sorts of bar soaps.  Today I had the pleasure of using an "All Natural Goats Milk Soap" from Wholesales Supplies Plus.  I can honestly say that this soap is some of the best Melt and Pour soap I've seen, straight out of the container there was no familiar MP soap scent.  WOW!  Is this soap nice! It melts easily, takes fragrance well and it has a very delicate appearance to it.  
Even reading the ingredient label is stunning:   
 Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil), Sodium Palmate (palm oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Water, Goat Milk, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide.  Looks very similar to our own soap we make!

Here's a few more pictures to enjoy:

Thank you visiting!