March 5, 2014
Fragrance: Spicy-sweet blend of French verbena and lemon, a green Florentine iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris.
Technique: Beer soap, soap stamp (dusting in mica)
Every time I’ve made beer soap the soap has gotten really dark, so this time I decided to work with it and do a white stamp on top. And of course this time it didn’t get any darker than what you see in the picture …guess that’s how it works sometimes.
And despite trying to get the bottle to photograph I couldn’t get my camera to focus
February 22, 2014
I’ve seen soaps that have dusted their tops with a thin layer of mica. I’ve tried multiple times to mimic the look and I’ve never quite been able to and in the process I make a massive mess (because it always involved me blowing…and blowing on mica…not the smartest idea!)
The other day I wanted to try and dust layers of mica on a batch I was making and couldn’t find the sifter tool I typically used. So in a pinch I grabbed a bottle I had sitting around and filled it with some mica hoping it might work in a pinch.
It didn’t quite do what I wanted for the layers in the soap, but oh my word it gave me that shimmery mica top finished I’d tried and failed to do soooooo many times before!!
Find a bottle like this: (sorry picture is awful!)
I get my bottles at US Plastic (if you’re interested).
Fill it with some mica. Gently squeeze puffs out of it over your wet soap and you will get a nice coating like this! So simple! So pretty! I love it when I randomly stumble upon ways to do things!
TIP: Do this outside (if you can). I’m still cleaning up pink mica! It gets in the air and it settles all over the place!
February 15, 2014
I love my foot balms! I use them on my hands and feet (yes, despite calling it a foot balm!). It’s basically a lotion bar. I wanted to make a hand balm and put it in a small travel size/purse size container. I found some twist top tubes (that hold .5oz of product, about 4x the size of a lip balm tube). Played around and what resulted was a new product!
Hand balms are now available HERE!!