Pepperberry

August 19, 2014

I love the small of this soap.  I wish I’d picked a different color pink (maybe a much lighter one.  The green ended up darkening more than I though (because in part of the fragrance oil).  I feel like the neon pink just competes with the green.  I was trying to do a drop technique.  Not really what I was going for…but the soap really does smell amazing.  It’s got this spicy kick to it I love.

Pepperberry: This complex warm blend starts out with traditional Black Pepper notes mixed with Black Orchid. This spicy, sensual mixture is accentuated with All Spice, Wildberries and Bulgarian Rose, finished up with heavier notes of Pine Needle, Oak and just a small hint of Vanilla.

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Pomegranate & Black Currant

August 17, 2014

Loved how this soap turned out. I had left over black soap from something I was making and just poured it into my heart molds because they were sitting there.  When I was wondering what to do with the soap I though something red/maroon might go well with the black.  Went through my fragrances and saw the Pomegranate and Black Currant and knew I’d try and swirl and embed the hearts.  LOVE!

Pomegranate & Black Currant: This blend has tart Pomegranate notes, enlivened by citrus zest and intertwined with juicy Black Currant notes with just some light hints of soft florals and leafy greens to give the fragrance depth. It is a surprisingly sweet blend, almost as if the Pomegranates and Black Currants were sugared prior to blending.

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Nectarine & White Ginger

August 15, 2014

I was working with a new fragrance and had NO IDEA how it would react in the pot.  This should have been my first clue to TAKE IT SLOW.  Nope not me.  I had this really cool three layered idea with mica veins between layers.  That didn’t happened.  The fragrance caused the soap to seize pretty quickly and I was left mashing the yellow into the mold.  I unmolded it and wasn’t too happy.  It had a very rustic feel.  I liked the two colors I’d managed to do.  And the scent was phenomenal, but I wasn’t happy.

The soap has since grown on me.  It really is a simple soap, but I think maybe it’s simplicity amongst all the other more decorative soaps is what has made it stand out to me!  Nectarine & White Ginger is now available!

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Turkish Mocha

August 13, 2014

I made a small 5lb back of Turkish Mocha last year and it was gone within a month.  So, I brought it back this year!  The fragrance discolors the soap something fierce so there’s little I can do design wise, but this swirl still looks pretty and I’m happy with the soap!

Turkish Mocha: has a creamy top notes of milk, cardamom, cocoa and a touch of nutmeg. The alluring, complex blend winds down to heady scents of vanilla and honey run, and of course, Turkish Coffee.

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Soap is listed at Jennifer’s store.


Fondant Mats = Creative Soaps

August 1, 2014

I’d been wanting to try using a fondant mat to make an imprinted soap for a while.  I bought the mat to do so about six months ago.  I only just recently used the mat to make soap.  It’s really quite easy to make.  I bought the mat.  There are many places you can find them online. I got mine through Wilton.

matI then cut the mat up into two pieces to fit my mold.  I did a piece for the bottom and one for the top.  You could probably make pieces for the sides too if you wanted too.  I made my soap, poured it in.  And then after 24 hours just peeled the mat off and cut my bars.

Very simple to do, and gives you a pretty soap.

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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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