My cousin almost lost her beautiful daughter, Gianna, this week to a suicide attempt resulting from bullying she experienced at school and on social media. Gianna has asked that her story be shared in the hopes that it may help someone else in a similar situation. Having experienced bullying myself I know firsthand how hard it is and how the torment seems to last for an eternity, but it does get better. It really does. To all those going through this, know that you are not alone. In fact, you are in great company. Many of the most creative, intelligent and successful people on this planet were bullied as children and went on to do extraordinary things – Lady Gaga, Elon Musk, and Kate Middleton just to name a few. Please be brave and choose life. It WILL get better. Most of all, be kind to everyone you meet. Please help us share Gianna’s story and comment with your own stories of perseverance as well so Gianna and others going through this can see that there is life after bullying.
We are in the process of moving at the moment and have taken down all of the products from our website (except for our perfume) temporarily until our move is complete and we have our new space up and running. We can’t wait to see you all again in the new year and show you all of the amazing new things we have planned!
Happy Holidays to all of you and we wish you all the best in 2017!
If you are of Irish decent and are interested in finding your roots, the National Library of Ireland has published all parish records dating back to the 1700s on the website below. You no longer have to travel to Dublin to look at the records! Enjoy!
Making your own foaming hand soap for use by the bathroom sink is actually quite easy… ridiculously easy actually. All you need is liquid castile soap, water and a foaming pump. You can make your own liquid castile by soaking a small amount of grated castile soap in hot water (this is our preferred method since the ingredients for this soap would be just soap and water plus any essential oils you add for fragrance. It is also considerably less expensive than using premade liquid castile, just remember to use within a week or so depending on the temperature in the house since there are no preservatives in this mix). Continue to dilute the soap until you get a very thin, almost watery liquid. Tip: You can freeze the leftover castile to keep it fresh until you need it – just put into freezer bags portioned for each refill. You can do this with the coconut soap or olive coconut soap as well. This will also work as a body wash!
If you are short on time, a pre-made liquid soap like Dr. Bronners would be a quick alternative. Just fill the pump half with the liquid Castile and half with water, add any essential oils you wish to add for fragrance and you are good to go!
[We don't make liquid soaps here at Liskabora because we don't make anything that would require a preservative.]