Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Soap Makers Guild!!

We're members!!

We have become official members of the the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild.  I have been wanting to do this for some time but we have finally done it!!  What does this mean?  They actually have a soap maker 'certification' program for us!  I am working diligently to get my certifications!  They have a basic and advanced.  I hope to attend the conference or see if I can get 'proctored' to take the test for the basic to start without doing the conference.  It isn't an easy test by any means!  Lots of chemistry involved (yes, I took it in school!).  Chemistry is basically a lot of algebraic equations.  There is also a master's test.  I will do that one later!  I've been doing some practice exams and am doing pretty well so far!!  So, fingers crossed!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Article in State Paper!!

We were featured in an article in the State Newspaper today!!  In a feature article about DER Kitchen, an incubator kitchen for those that don't have the ability to have a full commercial kitchen, we rent time to utilize the facilities.  It is a great place for those that just need the time in the kitchen!!  Check it out!!

"Columbia's Incubator Allows for Some Inspired Kitchen Creations", July 6, 2014; The State Newspaper.  Photos for the article are linked to the large photo by clicking on it "view full gallery"

In the article I do talk about what helped bring me to do what I do and how HAE affects me.  The photos of me, well I look pretty rough.  I had a really bad week and was quite swollen thanks to the HAE!!  I hate having this dreaded disease!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014


We're now on Pintrest!!  Yep, I finally did it and did a Pintrest account!!  Follow us there as well and pin our posts!!

Visit L'Ecuyers Gourmet's profile on Pinterest.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Chocolate Mint Soap

An updated version to our chocolate mint soap that everyone has loved!!  When I first started making soap several years ago, it took a lot of time to learn and I started with a 'mix' that I added things to.  While it was decent, it was not completely my own.  This new bar is completely my own!  It is a base of my Dove 'look-alike' with chocolate almond milk, cocoa powder and organic free trade chocolate in the bottom layer and just our Dove 'look-alike' in the top layer with a cocoa powder 'pencil line' to divide them.  It is finished off with a cocoa powder dusting.  Oh my heavens is it wonderful! I am still working on a 3 butter blend as well as one with Goat's Milk.  See our Body Care Products page for ordering!!  $5 each or 2/$8!

We also have our Dove 'look-alike' in Cherry Sandalwood Vanilla!  It looks like marble!  These are great 'shaped' soaps great for gift giving.  $4 a bar or 2/$7!!

As always, if you have allergies and are looking for a soap without a certain ingredient, just ask!!  We can customize soaps and any product!!