Over the next month I want to work on some new soaps. I have to restock on standards, but I want to do some new scents for February and March. I’m going to try making a beer soap again this year. I’m going to use Irish Tween Fragrance Oil for it.
Spicy-sweet blend of French verbena and lemon, a green Florentine iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris.
Yeah…that description just made me go yes! I want to kind of do a tweed pattern design for the soap, but as of yet I’ve now quite figured out how to do it…I’ve still got some time to play around. It will be interesting to see what I ultimately end up with.
I’ll be making some Valentine’s Day soaps too. I’ve got a variety of fragrances to choose from. I can’t seem to narrow it down. I have some design ideas though. One of course involves a heart (just not my typical design). I’m hoping inspiration comes back once I start working on soaps again! I’m feeling a little alone without my creative side. It’s normally on overdrive, but lately has been quiet. :(
Possible Valentine’s Day Fragrances I might use:
- Amazon Lily & Rain Fragrance Oil
- Amber& Orange
- Relaxing (A relaxing blend of French Lavender and Fir Pine, enhanced with Egyptian Jasmine and sweetened with pure Vanilla, softened with delicate Musks.)
- Champagne Pomegranate
- Twilight in the Woods
I also want to come up with some new all natural (essential oils and natural colorant) soaps. I always have a hard time with these soaps. I don’t know why, but they never seem to be anything special. I mean they’re awesome soaps, but visually I always feel like they’re lacking. I want to add a couple new goat’s milk soaps to my line too. Any suggestions on essential oil blends? Natural colorants you really like?
Techniques I’m going to attempt this year:
- funnel pour (yes, I know, not hard to do, but I’ve avoided it mostly to date)
- Stain glass (a variation from Anne-Marie’s tutorial in her new book)
- Squirty Swirls (I’ll do this on a day when I have patience :D As it’s not a “quick” design)
- Fondue Mat Embeds
- Petrified Rock (for my sister)
- Dust Painting tops
Yup! That’s quite a list of things to do. Now it’s time to get started! Just wanted to give you guys an idea of what’s to come in the next few months. Stay tuned! You can be sure pictures will be coming!