Category: Frog Soap and Beyond

Soap Making Workshops!

Soap Making Workshops We finally have space to hold soap making workshops again. We will be able to set up for 10, yes 10 wanna be soap makers. I’ve been waiting to do this for 4 years! Yippee! We secured vintage tables from the Admiral Theatre’s rummage sale. Wicked-cool tables for formica… fairly indestructible, which […]

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Holly Berries & Mr. and Mrs. Robin

I was just sitting on the porch with the girls, Molly and young Miss Nellie, our cocker spaniels and watching the world wake up. It was quiet so even the quietest of sounds were making themselves known. Next I knew, all three of us were watching the holy tree’s branches moving by the hopping around […]

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Enterprise Mfg. No. 0 Coffee Grinder!

Meet our new/old Enterprise Mfg. No. 0 coffee grinder. Not quite steamy and hot off the shelf technology, because it was made in the late 1800’s, but it works beautifully. No electricity necessary, just arm power. Pick your grind from very coarse to very fine espresso by a twist of a thumbscrew and you are […]

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Wash your hands… it’s cold and flu season!

Wash your hands often and keep your hands away from your face; two of the most important things you can do to help keep you and your family safe, and to keep from spreading germs! Cover a sneeze with a tissue – not your hands, and stay at home from work or school if you are […]

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I am the Village Soapsmith…

… or, The Village Idiot, depending on which day you show up here at our smithy. Thankfully, most often, I am the Soapsmith (and not the Village Idiot) making soap from scratch using oils, water and an alkali ( lye). I make beautiful and natural soap in what is known as a ‘Smithy,’ the workplace […]

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Detergent (SLS) is great for killing bugs, but I sure wouldn’t use it on my body!

I do not use SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), chemicals, alcohol, parabens, titanium dioxide or any other such additives to any of our products. Strangely enough, I do, keep a dribble of dish detergent in a little container under the sink in the soap kitchen for a particular reason… it kills aphids. Yep, it kills bugs. It […]

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Dirty-Fingered Flower Rustlers

Last evening,  ‘dirty-fingered’ flower rustlers made off with several petunias, lobelia along with dirt, from the huge pot that graces the front of our little shop! Last year I replaced the flowers 3 times after flower rustlers purloined the helpless little dears. I finally stopped replacing the flowers and dirt due to cost and absolute […]

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Bring us your tired, your wrinkled your used…

… packing paper. At F.R.O.G. Soap, the ‘R’ stands for ‘Reclaimed!’ Packing paper is material that we reclaim with reckless abandon to the tune of hundreds of pounds every year. We use it to wrap and protect our soap for shipment, using material that already exists rather than buying it new. It’s clean and useable, […]

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Easy as a ‘Kayak’ in the Park or a Walk Around the Fence

This morning I pulled the kayak off the dock and took a little paddle down towards Marine NAD Park at the end of our street. It is the same park where the gate was closed by the US Navy about a month ago and that has been in the local newspapers. The closing of the […]

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New Look to our Website

Good morning! As you can see, we are rebuilding our website… lots of good photos so you are able to see our beautiful handmade soap and earth-friendly products at their best! We are taking all new photos of our products. We are even working on new labeling. Take a gander at our Calendula Cream… very […]

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