Welcome to Lotion Bar Cafe


Welcome to my soapy and fizzy world. ~Holly

42 thoughts on “Welcome to Lotion Bar Cafe

  1. Hi Holly, it was so nice to have you as a teacher in the Austin TX Boot Camp Workshop a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to seeing you again somewhere down the road, as I just love to soap now.

  2. Hi Holly,
    Spring is still a ways off, but you had mentioned your scouts volunteering at Care and Share. Let me know if that is still on the radar.
    Thanks, Sandy

  3. Hi Holly!
    I really enjoyed your bath fizzy session at the HSCG conference in Tucson and I purchased your book. I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes. I have a question about your oatmeal bath fizzy. The wet ingredient lists goat’s milk. Is that fresh goat’s milk and won’t that spoil?

  4. Hi Holly, are you ever going to make “ocean” again. It’s such a fresh clean smell, And if someone wants Laughing Lab they should go to Bristol Brewing not your home, right?

  5. Can you tell me what “flavor” monkey farts lip balm is? Such a great name, silly and great with the little kids. I would like to buy a few for my nieces for stocking stuffers but want to be able to tell them what it is. Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you.

  6. Hi, Holly!

    I just finished your book Make It Fizz — it was so much fun!

    Do you know whether or not using just a few drops of FOOD coloring in bath bombs will wind up staining the bath tub? (I’m aware of the other disadvantages of using food coloring, i.e.: that it may fade or change to a completely different color as time passes, but I can deal with that!)

    And I would just test this in my own bathtub, but I’m considering giving these to friends, or even selling them, so I want to be more confident than how just one test will make me feel.

    Thanks for your thoughts,


  7. Hi Holly

    Just wanted to say how pleased we were with our order of Lip Balms. They were such a hit at our corporate events. I believe that Lesley has reached out to you for our repeat order, so looking forward to the next batch.



    Natalie Gie
    Global Finance Manager
    Corporate Software Services

  8. Hi Holly! Love your work! I’m in Australia and want to try your recipes but I’m not sure what ‘clear alcohol’ is? I have hunted high and low here and now wonder are there other names for it? or substitutes that can be used?

  9. Hi Holly, just received your book. Love it. Made some bath bombs today. Held together very well.
    I see here on you web site that you make lip balm also. Do you have any recipes for those??

  10. Hi Holly,
    It was wonderful to meet you at the OH Gathering. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about the Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering and a donation to the event. I am thrilled about your offer to send 50 bath bombs as a door prize! Is it possible to send a book or two along with the bath bombs? Books are well received and Anne Watson has sent two of her newest volumes. If it is not possible, I understand. The door prizes will be on display all day and accessible to all the attendees to look at until the drawing. I will be very happy to promote the three city tour you are doing. Please send more information about the tour. Could you send 60 flyers to put in the attendee gift bags?

    My contact information is:
    Lori Chandler
    230 Monks Rd
    Valencia, PA 16059

    If you have a chance, please take a look at the FB page: Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering. As soon as we confirm the donation and I receive the tour information, I will post it on the page.

    Thank you!!
    Wishing you joy,
    Lori Chandler
    M O Ed
    HSCG Certified Soapmaker
    HSCG Certified Soapmaking Teacher

  11. I have your book Make it Fizz can I cut recipes in half? I am a beginner and they seem to make so many I am not sure I can use that many. Thank you.

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