Jace’s Secret

Meet Jace aka “Bubbie”.  He is our first grandson and the first boy in this family to come along  in quite awhile.  We aren’t ashamed to admit that he is a bit spoiled.  One thing for sure though, he WILL follow a long line of girls who advocate for chemical free bath products. Since day #1, our “Bubbie” has used a special goat milk soap formulated specifically for him.

I remember testing day very clearly.   In other words,  mommy approval day in our household.   My  youngest daughter, Emma aka mommy, was present to do the ingredient & scent approval.  Keep in mind, only the finest essential oils are used in the making.  And, WOW – Fabulous Final Product stamped with a BIG mommy & grandma approval.    With just months to go before Jace would make  his arrival,  his very own delicate, yet powerful soap, sat on the curing rack like a fine wine waiting to be perfected.


quality control unit

January 14, 2016 Jace makes his arrival and life is grand!

Grandma holds Jace

Going Home

The Gaurdians

Love this little boy

Up until now, we have kept this little secret to ourselves, but as the saying goes, “it’s too good not to share”.  Jace’s skin is so delicate that the thought of using bath products with chemicals makes us cringe.  Jace’s bath time was always followed with a blend of chamomile, lavender and  ylang ylang essential oils, in our signature product, Natasha’s Premium Whipped Body Souffle.

Natasha’s Premium Whipped Body Souffle

Find out more about Natasha’s Premium Whipped Body Souffle here
Jace was born with eczema on his back.  We found it out shortly after he was born that his father and uncles have the same skin condition on their backs.  After several attempts to perfect a product that would have all the healthy skin advantages as our Body Souffle, we found a great combination of Shea butter and other quality, chemical free butters and oils that protect and nourish his skin the way it needs.  In short, we intend on on pamering our “Bubbie’s” skin.  This isn’t to say that his Auntie’s Body Souffle wasn’t helping or doing it’s job, but after playing around with a few combinations and amounts, we found something that seemed to help his skin long after bath and bedtime applications were applied.  His other grandma says “Jace always smells so good” and we know why 😀.   Between Jace’s Bath-time Soap and his Good Night Whipped Shea Blend, he is one happy baby!!

Perfected just for Baby

Whipped Shea Blend in the Making

Want to see what a happy baby looks like during Bath-time?

Baby Jace 6 1/2 months old

I think about the Huggies commercial – Hugs are the secret to keeping a baby happy and healthy. Huggies® believes in the power of hugs as well. Hugs strengthen the baby’s immune system, hugs improves brain development……Watch commercial here
SoapSense also believes in happy, healthy babies. Did you know Most children are exposed to a scary number of chemicals on a daily basis, and even babies are born with chemicals in their umbilical blood. Too many to count products and shampoos contain chemicals that are not safe for baby. Did you know that many baby shampoos (including J&J) have some of the worst chemical ratings and baby oil is  liquid petroleum oil with some added (artificial) fragrances. How scary is that?

Whatever you put on your baby’s skin is being absorbed into the bloodstream – actually, 60% of whatever you put on is being absorbed.  Parents and grandparents beware!!!

Quote from Dr. Edward Group, “Most people actively try to minimize the amount of toxins that enter their body. They eat good food, they drink purified water, they breathe purified air, and some even take added measures to detoxify their body. However, what many people don’t realize is that toxins can be absorbed through their skin. No time is this more important than when deciding what kind of soap to use. Given the industrious process used to produce many of the commonly known soaps, it’s not a surprise that most contain questionable chemicals, dyes, and fragrances… questionable substances that many of us would be better off avoiding. If you want to minimize the “casual toxins” you and your family are exposed to, consider using Natural or Organic bath products.”

You can read more of Dr. Edward Group’s article here Learn more about protecting your skin here (click link)

Now that you know why we are sharing Jace’s Secret, we hope you will share his secret with your family and friends too.  It is just too good and beneficial to our skin and health to keep it to ourselves.  starting with good,  clean,  early skin care, might just be one of the biggest preventative measures you take in your child’s life.  Although, we may be sharing Jace’s secret with you,  his two grandma’s aren’t quite willing to share him yet 😃😉😊. But you can certainly enjoy the Happy Healthy Baby Pictures with us!

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SoapSense’s Happy Baby

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MaMa & Jace

PaPa and his happy boy Jace



November 17, 2011

Between the gym and our local Dillon Park walking trail, I have been pretty busy trying to get fit.  I took a 12.8 mile virtual bike ride at Anytime Fitness and then hit the weights and completed the workout with some great stretches.  I have a sweaty picture to prove how hard I worked out too.

Tonight I completed a 4.05mi power walk in 1:00:05 with a pace of 14.49mins/mile.  My goal is walking a 15 or less mins/mile for my half marathon in May.  I just have to add the distance now.  I have to admit, I’m pooped!!!  Came home to nibble on some Weight Watcher cheese and Weight Watcher yogurt and a big bowl of black eyed peas and green beans.  Yummy yum yum! I’m definately going to enjoy my Skinny Cow tonight!

My other half his off to his third Thursday meal and shooting at the Indigo Club.  It is a man thing.  I’m sure he is enjoying himself just as much as me though.  I just know

It’ll all be worth it

I love my gym

October 25, 2011


Weigh In Day SUCCESS!  At least for me that is. Bill gained a whopping .4lbs.  My good self lost 2.4lbs and with the 1lb un-documented loss I discovered last week, my total weight loss is now 22.4lbs.  I am so hyped about this.  Bill and I have lost over 40lbs combined.  I broke the 250 margin and am down to 249.4lbs and loving it.

The pants I always wear on Tuesdays to weigh in are really sagging these days.  I can actually pull them down without unbuttoning and unzipping them.  Bill was showing me yesterday that he can do the same with his original sized jeans.  Shopping time.  Bill was so excited about his weight loss that he had me take a picture of him standing side-ways and send it to his sister and mom.  That’s my man!

I got an IPHONE4S and downloaded this neat application.  It is mapmyrun (walk). I used it last night at the park.  I walked two laps around and it totaled 2.20 miles and I averaged 15.3 minutes a mile.  I was so excited that I emailed the results to my sister Cindy.  This is really going to help me keep track of my workouts better.  I will keep you posted on new apps as the weeks go by.

It will all be worth it

September 14, 2011

Last night was a bust for me!  I was so excited and my expectations of at least a 3lb weight loss came tumbling down when the lady reading the scale said “.4lbs”.  My heart just sank and to be honest, I was disappointed and frustrated and just wanted to crawl in a hole.  All that hard work staying on my points plus plan and even adding a little excercise to my daily routine felt like it was all for nothing.  I leaned against the wall waiting for Bill to come back from his weight loss check in.  What happened next was too depressing!

My wonderfuly loving husband lost 3.6lbs which resulted in his topping the 15lb weight loss mark.  How could that be? One, he doesn’t even try to exercise.  Two, he nearly always goes over his points.  Three, in a bind he grabs a burger in the fast food lane and four, it just isn’t fair!!!!  We skipped the meeting and I sulked the whole ride home.  I was so glad we drove separate vehicles because I wouldn’t have wanted to burst his bubble.  Once we got in the door I asked him, “ready for the gym?”  Of course he didn’t want to go to the gym, he had a long tiring day.  Ugh! Another little pout and he gave in to my request.  I think he felt sorry for me and knew I was feeling the need to try harder.

Met an old friend named Roy at the gym.  It was so good to see him.  He has some health issues and it was good to get caught up and as usual, I left feeling more encouraged.  God places people in our paths at just the right moments.

On another positive note–my clothing is fitting looser and I reached my 10lb weight loss mark!

This evening I went to the park and walked 1/2 mile in 37 minutes.  I have a long long way to go, but

It will all be worth it

August 26, 2011



A friend of mine at work mentioned that Applebee’s has a menu that includes some Weight-Watcher meals.  Bill has felt like he will never be able to eat out again, so we decided to try it out.  I wanted to eat out and it not be such a difficult and time consuming event.  Once at Applebees we grabbed a menu.  Sure enough, there were weight watcher meals included.  I ordered the Steak & Potatoe Salad and Bill chose the talapia with steamed veggies.

We were so excited we could hardly sit still waiting on our meal to arrive.  It didn’t help that Bill kept eyeing the young couple’s fully loaded bacon, cheese hamburger with chili-cheese fries on the side.  I thought our food would never get to us in time.

What a meal!  Being the ever so diligent Weight Watcher members, we opted out of dessert, but we knew we had us some Skinny Cow waiting at home.

Bill is happy

It will all be worth it