It’s a good thing I like making soap because that is all I’ve done in the past two months. I’ve had maybe 4 or 5 days in the past two months where I HAVE NOT made soap and those days were typically because I was either at a ll day market (though even then I’d usually come home and make a batch) or had family or teaching responsibilities that kept me away from home the entire day.
I have a dry rack at my parents (for over flow) and it’s currently full! Here are my two dry racks!
(The one row on the bottom that is empty is actually full :D I just have to cut the soap first then it’ll go in that spot.)
In the past two months I’ve made 1,641 bar soaps/cupcake soaps. This doesn’t include any of the other product I’ve made (bath and body products, popsicles, dryer balls…and I’ve made a ton of those too!) Yes, I’ve been busy. It’s crazy how much things have grown. I’m super excited about it, but it’s also got me thinking about production and how to meet the demand I currently have in the most efficient way possible.
And now I’m off to start on the winter soaps ha! Oh it never ends. :D
I normally do my birthday cupcakes in these bright bold colors and decided it was time to do some “non-birthday” ones in the fun bright colors. They’re scented with Summer Melon Spritzer…a fragrance I love. I used it last year and it didn’t discolor my soap, but it turned my blue a really funky muted blue (it was a BRIGHT blue). Not sure why it did that, but they’re still fun and smell great.
Summer Melon Spritzer: Cantaloupes, Watermelons and Canary Melons come together in this fragrance for a sweet, summery delight. Supporting top notes of Japanese Grapefruit, Crisp Apple and Pomelo bring a bright and cheery melding to the bottom note of Tonka Bean. The secret ingredient to this fragrance is Tonic Water (thus the ‘spritzer’).
Look for them in my store the first week of March!
I’ve been asked many times if I had “chocolate” cupcakes. And for some reason (I’m not sure why…other than possibly I don’t really like the chocolate scent) I’ve never made chocolate cupcakes. I’ve made just about every other one imaginable, but not chocolate.
With Valentine’s Day coming up I figured now would be as good as time as any to make some. So, I did :)! Chocolate base with vanilla frosting and chocolate sauce drizzle and a little pink and red decoration to top it off. They actually look good enough to eat! Will be ready for purchase on February 1st at http://www.jennifersoap.com
Then I also made so chocolate strawberries. I found this mold discounted 75% off last summer at Pier 1. I’ve never used it. Couldn’t figure out what to do with it and finally an occasion presented itself.
Then I had a little left over soap from these two so I poured the extra into some mini heart molds I had and decorated them. I’d picked up these half size skewer sticks a while back and I thought it’d be cute to put the hearts on a stick. They did crack a bit as I put them on. I know they’ll shrink a bit as they cure so hopefully they’ll still stay intact.