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New Logo! Same Sienna.

New Logo! Same Sienna.

Hi all! Time to reveal a long-time-coming idea that finally came to fruition this past week - a brand new logo! This new All The Way Handmade logo incorporates some elements of my most loved oils into the design - sweet almond, olive, rice bran, and avocado - all in their botanical form. It's beautiful, gentle, and simple, and get this, it's also handmade by a real person! Not me this time. My fellow creative spirited artist friend who goes by Foxtail Brush did an amazing job teasing out and translating my half brained thoughts into a true visual piece...

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How To Help Small Businesses Without Buying Anything

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How To Help Small Businesses Without Buying Anything

How to Help Small Businesses Without Buying Anything: A Small Business Owner's Plea The past 12+ months have been completely ridiculous, unavoidable, strenuous, and many other fitting adjectives that shouldn't be able to describe such a short period of time, yet 2020 proved it possible. Millions of jobs lost, put on furlough, or precariously teetering somewhere between essential and non essential, and in thousands and thousands of worst cases, businesses closing. Small businesses included (FYI: my lovely state of CA defines any business under 100 employees+affiliates as a small business along with some other critical qualifiers that are interesting but essentially...

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Sienna's Signature Artisan Soap Collection Introduced!

Hi all, I have some very personally exciting news to share! After a few years of being in business successfully, it's time for me to announce my permanent collection! These are the staples and favorites proven year after year. The aim is to always have these beloved goodies available year round. So, the final All The Way Handmade Signatures scent list is: Luscious LemonLuxurious Lavender & Lavish LavenderInto the WoodsCalm Before the StormFresh N Green These will be available as Artisan Soaps and Whipped Body Butters :)   Some fan favorites that I plan on keeping in rotation, but not...

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True Soap vs Cosmetic Soap (WHAT?!). Why ingredient claims matter.

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True Soap vs Cosmetic Soap (WHAT?!). Why ingredient claims matter.

While revamping my handmade soap labels, I realized that the ones I was making were different in more ways I expected than the ones I'm used to seeing in the grocery store so I looked up more about my all time favorite bathroom item. Here's the scrub down! There's a legal definition of soap (honestly, what isn't there a legal definition for) that recognizes the historical roots of soapmaking, starting as far back as the Sumerians (a quick Google check says that means as early as 5000 BCE - 1750 BCE ). There are several ways a soap can be categorized: true,...

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Colloidal Oatmeal: What it Is; What it Isn't. New Product Alert!

Colloidal Oatmeal: What it Is; What it Isn't. New Product Alert!

Introducing True Colloidal Oatmeal Soakers! I've been asked to try out some colloidal oatmeal soakers and boy do I have some exciting news! We're adding some exciting new bath treats to our (digital) shelves! What can I do other than make sure I offer the best to everyone? This means our Artisan Bathing Milk Teas will be officially phased out in favor for something this long time favorite of many suffering from skin ailments. As much as I love these goat milk soaking treats, I learn and grow so you can glow!   What is colloidal oatmeal? (Also, more importantly, what...

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