Sort of a Failure

June 24, 2011

I wanted RED, white, and blue soaps…instead I got ORANGE, cream, and blue.  It’s so hard to get white and the red didn’t come anywhere near to what I wanted.  Also, I tried to separate one layer with white color powder and another with blue.  Should not have tried to use the blue.  I think it might run the water blue a bit but it should wash off without any problems…but still just all around not a successful batch.

I’m bummed though cause I used my Ginger “Sparkle” Fish on it (I know the name still makes me go eww too so I thought adding “sparkle” might help a bit :)).  The fragrance is heavenly in the soap and every time I smell it I swear my nose tingles like I were smelling a fresh opened bottle of ginger ale.  Love this scent.

There’s not thing wrong with these soaps so I’ll probably just end up selling them in the reject pile for $2 after they’ve cured.


Let’s Play a Guessing Game!

June 23, 2011

What do you think I’m going to use these for?

Come on leave me your guesses.  Go ahead and respond to the facebook post.  I’ll answer all your guesses when I get back!

What am I using these dots for?

Had fun?  Cool!  Cause I’ve got another guessing game coming a little bit later in the day! Stay Tuned.


Cupcake Soaps!

June 23, 2011

Pictures!  I’ve been busy working away at these and thought I’d give you a sneak peak at what’s to come!


Sugar Scrub: Pictures!

June 22, 2011

I had a lot of great pictures of my sugar scrub!  Had to share them!

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Sugar Scrubs!

June 22, 2011

I’m excited to try these out!  They take more effort to make but they’re filled with skin loving oils and are sure to pamper the body!

Ingredients
Shea Butter
Vitamin E Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier
White Sugar
Color
Fragrance Oil

Directions for use: After washing with soap take approx. 1/3 of one sugar scrub cube and massage over arms, legs, body. The sugar will softly exfoliate and the oils will leave your skin feeling baby soft and sinfully pampered!

(Amount will vary per person.  I find that 1/3 is more than I need.  I’ve been using just a 1/4 of a cube with each shower and it allows me to scrub arms, legs and mid-section.  With 12 cubes per batch that means they’ll last me 48 baths, so I get over a month out of one batch.) For those interested in trying them I’m probably going to make a batch and package one cube sample packs.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these sugar scrubs.  I don’t think I’ll ever take a shower again and not use them! The oils leave my skin sooooo soft…softer than any lotion I’ve ever used.

The sugar scrubs will (excludes samples) be made on demand.  You can choose your fragrance and color (green, blue, pink or yellow).  I require 1 week to make them (they need time to harden before shipping).

Pricing:
$1.20 for 1 cube sample pack (plus $2.00 shipping)
$14 for 12 cube pack (plus $6.00 shipping)

Step 1: I'd measured out all the oils and melted them together.

Step 2: I added the color and then the sugar. Then it was mix mix mix!

Step 3: Everything is finally all nicely mixed together!

Step 4: Time to pour into the molds!

Step 5: Into the fridge it goes to cool/harden.

Finished Sugar Scrubs. 12 per batch!

I used Georgia Peach in these and I love the fresh fruity fragrance!

Stay tune for more pictures to come later today!


Decisions on My Display Set Up

June 21, 2011

I’ve got decisions to make and I don’t know what to do!  Normally I’m pretty good with coordinating colors and patterns but I’m a bit stuck at the moment and would love your feedback! (Click to enlarge image.)

Now that you’ve seen my sketch above and the fabrics I have here’s my dilemma.  I am building a little 12″ High x 12″ Wide x 68″ Long shelf to set on my table out of 2x4s and plywood.  It’s not going to be “pretty looking” so I need to make a cover to go over it.

The question is:

  1. Should it be beige to match the tablecloth?
  2. Or should I use either the striped or flower fabric to make the cover? And if so which one the flowers or the stripes?

I plan to make basket covers for these baskets, which I’ll be putting on top of the shelf and using to display my soap in. (Imagine no bread in it :D)

I was going to do a beige cover and alternate the basket covers with flowers, stripes.  But now I’m wondering if I should do something more bold for the raised cover.  If I did do the flowers for the cover then I’d just do the stripes for the basket covers (and vice versa) Of course I don’t to take away from the soap which is the focus…but I’m afraid of the beige being too bland…decisions, decisions.

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Fizzing Foot Soak

June 20, 2011

I’ve been meaning to try this foot soak recipe for over a month now and have just been too busy.  While I was waiting for my oils to cool (too finish making a batch of cupcakes) I just decided to go ahead and make it!

Ingredients

Baking Soda
Citric Acid
Powdered Milk
Sweet Almond Oil
Fragrance Oil
Container

It was fairly simple to make! Now I’ve just got to get it in the mail to my friend. I promised her my trial batch.  To use, scoop the mixture into warm water, watch it fizz and soak feet for 10 minutes or so.  My friend will test that out and give me the best results (of course I “stole” a couple tablespoons to keep for myself hehe)!

Directions:  Fill a foot tub with 1 to two gallons of warm to hot (depending on how you like it) water.  Then add approx. 1 tablespoon  of fizz.  The ratio is about 1 tablespoon per gallon of water.

Cost: $5.50 per 4oz. of Foot Fizz.  Custom made.  You choose your fragrance oil.

Step 1: Mixing the dry ingredients.

Step 2: Mixing liquids.

Step 3: Liquid and dry ingredients get mixed together.

Step 4: Pour into jar! And it's ready to use!

Finished Product. I used Cool Citrus Basil fragrance oil in this blend (that's what my friend wanted.)


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