No, not what you’re thinking. In April, I attended the 2014 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild conference in Tuscon, AZ. Four fabulous days of whirlwind learning, meeting soapmakers from around the world, and enjoying an incredible resort, Loews Ventana Canyon. One of my goals was to pass the exams for my advanced cold process/hot process soapmaker certification. I am thrilled to announce I did indeed get certified! This involved not only a written exam, but creating and making a recipe, all the associated recordkeeping, and submitting the soap for judging. I received a 100% on my soap. So, when you use one of my soaps, you can be assured I know the how and why of making an awesome bar of soap.
Here are a few pics of the area I stayed. When this resort was built, they didn’t move any Saguaros. They built around them.