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Soap making is a labor-intensive craft, and Camling mixes everything herself using the longer and more exacting cold-process method. She and Olson often save the production work until after store hours, working until midnight, 1 or even 2 a.m., mixing and curing their latest concoctions. On average, says Camling, a batch takes about five weeks from start to finish, requiring careful curing and lots of attention. It requires detailed planning, especially as orders pick up for custom Christmas gifts, not to mention from the store’s Web site. It’s a lot of work for just two people, but Camling says it’s her faith in God and her passion for helping others that keep her going. She points to a sign on the wall, near a row of soap. “It says to never, never, ever give up. That’s my motto. I just count my blessings every day that I’m here.”