Orange & Cranberry

April 1, 2014

Fragrance: Freshly squeezed oranges kissed with tart cranberry.

Technique: Embeds

I was less than pleased with this soap.  It just didn’t quite work the way I wanted.  I was playing around with a new way to do embeds.  I made a bunch of round embeds to start.

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Then I cut them in half or left them whole and placed them throughout the loaf.

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Pictures:

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Pink Sangria

March 28, 2014

Fragrance: A refreshing combination of zesty mandarin, raspberry , fresh blueberry and layered sweet sugar crystals..

Technique: Layering Embeds

This technique was really easy and I was surprised at how much I liked the final soap.  I just made a small batch of black and white soap and cut it up in thin slices. Then I made a new batch and embedded the slices into it.

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Pictures:

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Yuzu & Grapefruit

March 24, 2014

Fragrance: A bright blend with strong notes of Yuzu, subtle florals and a touch of citron makes this fragrance an all year favorite.

Technique: Embeds

Pictures:

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Margarita Lime

March 20, 2014

Fragrance: This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery. This fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil of lime for a true-to-name aroma.

Technique: Dusted Embeds, MP embeds, Salt Decorative Top

Pictures:

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Berry Mimosa

March 17, 2014

Fragrance: Sweet Strawberries, Pink Raspberries, Pomegranate, Sparkling Cider, Citrus Fizz, Effervescent Mimosa

Technique: Dusted Embeds

Pictures:

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Passionfruit & Nectarine

March 11, 2014

Fragrance: Passionfruit Nectarine – Passionfruit Nectar, Lemon Zest, Ripe Mango, Rome Apple, Plumeria, Juicy Nectarine Slices

Technique: Embeds and Micro Mica Lines

Pictures:

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Beer Soap: Green Irish Tweed

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)

Pictures:

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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 :P …guess that’s how it works sometimes.

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And despite trying to get the bottle to photograph I couldn’t get my camera to focus :(


Strawberry Daiquiri

March 3, 2014

This soap was a part of the few batches I made when I was experimenting with Dusted Mica Embeds. I was attempting a blend of multiple techniques here:

  • dusted embeds
  • embeds
  • and drop swirl

What I wasn’t planning on was the fragrance thickening up the soap.  It was awful, but I just didn’t have enough time to do everything so as I got to the drops it was getting too thick so it’s not as wispy as I’d like, but it’s still a cool looking soap.

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Strawberries & Champagne

February 27, 2014

Sometimes I get the prettiest soaps when I’m not trying (and when I do try things turn out less than pleasing…go figure).  I has some left over heart embeds from a previous batch so I decided to use them up.  I had some Champagne fragrance oil on hand and the embeds were scented with strawberry.  I know the fragrance wouldn’t discolor so I decided to just do a white batch and embed the hearts…nothing to fancy.  The day before I had stumbled over dusting mica on soap (not in the traditional method everyone uses to create mica lines) and I thought let’s try and do this between layers and see what I get.

I LOVE this soap.  I’m going to play around some more with this technique.  It’s not really a dusting of layers between soap like you typically see when creating mica (colored) layers/veins.  It’s more like veins.  I am calling it: MICRO MICA VEINS. (Since they’re a take on the traditional mica vein technique.)

Enjoy the pictures! (I had to work really hard to get these haha…I REALLY needed a tripod when I was taking these…of the 100 plus I took I managed to get a few good ones.)

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Hand Balms

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!!

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