Friday, April 13, 2012

Make a list and check it twice!

Check out Nature's Garden's fragrance oils and make a list of oils you might be
interested in. Bring your list with you and sniff them at the gathering to find
out if you like them or not.
Here is a list of fos.\

Click on the link to the oil to get the info.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Link to Van Yulay

Save on shipping. Order your molds now so Monica can deliver them to the gathering.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Link to Soapmaker's Equipment

Monday, April 09, 2012

What is your favorite tips or tricks?

Are you coming to the Gathering? If you haven't registered yet, do it by
tomorrow so that you can play along!

Got a favorite shortcut for soaping?
A unique new tool?
A great technique for incorporating additives, colorants, scents?

SEND THEM TO ME OFF LIST AT Saponibus@ live .com (remove the spaces)    The person who submits the best
tip will win 6 liters of Kirkland Olive Oil
(can be viewed in the Photo section here on the list:
and will be decided by private ballot at the Gathering.

No tip is too small, no trick too ordinary-- we want to see them all, SO ENTER

Special offer from Essential Depot

Derek from Essential Depot would like to extend this special offer especially for you!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Update on hotel reservations

Please everyone, if you are attending and have not booked a room yet, we have rooms blocked until April 7th. at the Days Inn.  You need to mention you are there for the Ohio Soap Gathering so you can receive your discount.  If you already booked and didn't mention it, you can call them back and tell them, they will give you the discount.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Good news everyone!  Deborah Ward from Nature's Garden has agreed to let us pick up her sample bottles of fragrance oils for us to sniff!  She will have order sheets for us with places to mark our favorite oils so we know which ones to order.  She had to decline attending because of her boys being heavily into baseball so she is running everyday.

Also we have Brooke Gatten, licensed massotherapist attending the gathering giving massages for $1 per minute.  She will be at the gathering from 9-1 so bring your dollar bills!  Should feel really good!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Attendee List

Here are the attendees registered so far.  Thank you! Reminder, you can register with or without lunch.  Deduct $11 per person.  No need to send lunch choices, this will be a served buffet style.

Karin Wishner-paid

Kelly Kroasmun-paid
Ashley Norman-paid

Jeff Nourse-paid
JoAnn Nourse-paid

William Streeter-paid
Patrick Waugh-paid

Nancy Whisler-paid

Ruth Blackwell-paid
Ann McFarland-paid

Lori Chandler-paid
Stu Chandler-paid
Abigail Chandler-paid

Roland Harris-paid
Jacqueline Harris-paid

Carole O'Callaghan-paid
Christine Davidson-paid

Susan North-paid

Andrea Stoops-paid

Cynthia Smith-paid

Margaret Neff-paid

Kay Bright-paid
Jackie Clifford-paid
Mary Mullet-paid

Michelle Smith-paid
Mark Parker-paid 

Kristy Schemrich-paid

Kay Tibbs-paid 

Robin Eastman-paid

Rhonda Frye-paid

Sandy Oravec-paid

Sally Botson-paid

Helen Schemrich-paid lunch

Sharon Phillips-paid
Donna Young-paid

Michelle Grant-paid
unknown guest-paid

Juanita Reed-paid

Jody Bartokl-paid


Joanne Wittenbrook-paid

Candi Groh-paid

Mary Jean Hammann-paid

Marie Ricci- 2 paid

Morgan Ryder-paid

Kim Craigs-paid

Marsha Kruze-paid

Robin Hasty-paid

Christy Rose-paid

Judi Gardner-paid

John Small-paid
Janice Small-paid

Theresa Cook-paid

Katherine Irvin-paid

Friday, March 02, 2012

Vendor List for Gathering

Willow way aka Soap
Helen's Handbags
Essential Depot
Makes Scents
Van Yulay Silicone Soap molds, lotions, emu oil, etc.
Planktown Hardware & More
Nature's Garden sample bottles for sniffing and huffing.
Brooke Gatten, licensed massotherapist.

More to come, waiting for replies.

Demos Itininary

Ahem. May I have your attention please?
Kristy and I would like to tell you about some of the activities we have organized for your Gathering pleasure~

Our keynote speaker will be Debbie May, the owner and creative force of Wholesale Supplies Plus!
We will also have these demos:
Color Mixing in CP including micas, FDC colorants, clays
Column Swirl in CP as seen in this and other You Tube videos
Kristy's Flower Swirl soap as seen here:

Polymer Clay soap dishes by Kelly
Quick and Easy Wax Melts and Tarts

Tips and Tricks

And more!

As you know, we will have the traditional garage sale, our excellent swap, the awarding of the wonderful door prizes, and a lovely lunch.

Get your registrations in and be prepared for a fun and informative day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Soap Gathering Menu

Mixed greens with fruit, feta cheese, craisins and poppy seed dressing
Mixed greens with bacon, cheese, onions, tomatoes and easy salad dressing

Chicken Salad on Croissant
Sliced Turkey Breast with Cranberry spread and lettuce and onions

Chicken Chowder
Tomato Tortellini

Side Salad with sprouts and no cheese or meat
Croissants with Cranberry Spread and vegetables
Vegetarian Chili Soup

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hotel information

Hi everyone. Demo information is coming this afternoon. Lunch chooses coming
Here is the local hotel information as follows. Unfortunately there are soccer,
basketball and some other tournaments going on that weekend plus a wedding. Go
figure! Get your hotel reserved asap because they will be gone.

If anyone would like any information on bed and breakfasts or hotels in the
amish tourist area, please let me know. I can get names and phone numbers but
not rates.

Ok we have:

Days Inn
789 E. Milltown Rd.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Friday night I have rooms blocked.
1 king, 4 queens, which are $75 plus tax. 2 suites are $99 plus tax or 1 double
is $69 plus tax.
Sat. night I have rooms blocked with 1 less queen.
This is a continental breakfast.
1.5 miles from the church

Hampton Inn
4253 Burbank Rd.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
This is the closet to the church. 0.3 miles from church
No group rates available.
Either King beds with pull out sofas or single queens for $109 plus tax or
$98.10 with AARP or AAA discount.
They have a full breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn
959 Dover Rd.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
$109 plus tax.
Closet to tourist towns of Berlin and Millersburg. 18 miles from Berlin.
Limited amount of rooms with continental breakfast.
7.2 miles from church

I will list 3 others but don't know their rates
2137. E. Lincoln Way
Wooster, Ohio 44691
5.5 miles from church

Rodeway Inn
2055 E. Lincoln Way
Wooster, Ohio 44691
5.5 miles from church

Super 8 Motel
969 Timken Rd.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Not far from the Hilton Garden Inn.
6.3 miles from church

Here is a list of Amish country hotels and B & B's.
Comfort Inn-Millersburg

Comfort Suites-Millersburg

Hotel Millersburg

Inn and Spa at Honey Run-Millersburg
330-674- 0011

Lamplight Inn-Millersburg

Oak Ridge Inn-Walnut Creek

Zinck's Carriage House-Berlin

B & B's-This is only a partial listing.  Google Berlin, Ohio Bed and Breakfasts for more.
A day in the country-Berlin

The Carriage House Inn-Berlin

Coblentz Country Cabin-Berlin

Water's Edge Cabins of Berlin

Tranquil Acres Cabins-Millersburg

Hidden Oasis Cabin-Millersburg

2012 OH Soapmakers Gathering!!

The 2012 OH Soapmakers Gathering is being Planned!!!!

Are you sick of winter yet?!

Spring here we come!

Who? You! All soapmakers or candle makers in the OH, KY, IN, MI, PA area or
anyone wanting to travel!! Bring a friend, the more the merrier!

When? Sat April 21st.  9-4:30

Where? Wooster, Ohio (first time here, yay!)

Specifically Where? Grace Brethren Church, 4599-A Burbank Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44676
COST:$35.00 per person~ a bargain and it includes snacks, lunch, and lots of extras!
Registration at the door will be $40

WHAT?? A day filled with meeting new friends, sharing ideas, yummy food, goodie
bag filled with wonderful things from MANY companies around the US, a notebook
of information and keepsakes. a swap, a `garage sale' with a HUGE variety of
things, WONDERFUL vendors, demonstrations and door prizes!!! It's gonna be a
great fun filled day!!

The lunch menu, vendor list, and demo list will be listed later.

You can register by via paypal at Schem1983@.... Can you send this as a gift please to avoid Paypal fees? Please email me at
OhioSoapers@... with your paypal username, real name, address and contact
information so I can keep names straight. There will be no refunds after April 7th.

This is a great opportunity to go shopping in Amish country on Friday before the
gathering. There is so much to see and do.
If anyone would like more information about visiting Amish country, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I can get you information on places to stay and shopping.

We will keep you posted with more information. Thank you and hope you will

Registration for the 2012 Ohio Soapmaker's Gathering

Registration will NOW be accepted for the 2012 Soapmakers Gathering to be held April 21, 9 AM-4:30 PM at Grace Brethren Church, 4599-A Burbank Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44676 (12.5 miles from the square of Wooster and 24 miles from the center of Amish country(Berlin)

The cost for the day is $35. You may mail your registration to Kristy Schemrich, 6939 Columbus Rd. Shreve, Ohio 44676 (Please make checks out to OH Soapers) or use PayPal to Please also send the following registration information: your name, your address, how long you have been soaping, you business name (if any), and how many Ohio Soapmakers gatherings you have attended. All registrations MUST be received by April 7th.

The day of the gathering - registration will begin at 8:30. Registration will be $40 at the door. The conference begins at 9. We will have information about the swap, contests, and demonstrations to be posted at a later date. If you have any particular requests please email me at