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Follow Your Heart


What do I love? Honestly, tons of things, but I want to talk about soap. I have done a ton of thinking about my business this year and last. Do I change my name because people can’t remember it? Do I focus on products other than soap? Do I really narrow my line and get Organic Certified? Do I, do I, do I…? Here’s what I know. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making soap. It’s the artistic, creative outlet I need […]

Spring Party


On Thursday evening, May 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Buy Local Lincoln County will present an after-hours social to which all are invited. Ozone Fine Art will host the event, which will feature live entertainment from local musicians, along with local foods and local wines. Ozone is located on Newport’s Bayfront, at 669 SW Bay Boulevard (upstairs). The walls of this bay-view art gallery are filled with pieces from local artists, providing the perfect setting to mix and mingle […]

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Thank You Bramble Berry


As a soapmaker, I am only as good as my supplies. One of my favorite suppliers is Bramble Berry. There are many reasons why I look to this company as an example of how I want to grow. I love how they offer opportunities to help you grow as a business. Over the past few months, there have been fun blog contests to enter that run the gamut for soap & cosmetic makers (Nail Polish, Bath Bombs, Naturally Colored Soap, […]

My, You Have Grown!


A little organizational energy burst the other day helped me see how far Calise Soapworks has come.    I came across my first label holder during my clean and I chuckled at its size. It’s basically a wide coupon organizer that I picked up on sale. When purchasing, I thought the ribbon tie was fancy compared to the elastic or velcro closures on most organizers. Anyway, every label for every product I made fit into this space.   This is what I […]

Happy Holidays


Wishing you the merriest of holidays!  Yes, we have a character…  Carrots for the reindeer & cookies for Santa. Marley wondering if he’s being replaced by Baby Butterscotch.   Toy overload.   I’m being serenaded now with our new Paper Jamz Karaoke Set. There’s a rock star in all of us. 🙂  Happy day,JillCalise Soapworks & Such