February 3, 2014
This year I decided to do some fun Valentine’s Day themed soaps and bath products.
Bath Salts - Salts in a champagne bottle with some cute packaging! Available in: Lavender, Strawberries & Champagne, and Pomegranate Champagne
Massage Oil – (Body Oil) A luxurious blend of oils and a touch of essential oil to lightly scent them.
Lip Balms – I made two special limited edition flavors for February: Chocolate and Strawberries & Champagne
Check out all the different items under the Valentine’s Day tab on my webpage!
And here’s a look at what didn’t make the cut! I’ve been wanting to experiment with petit fours/truffles for a while. I thought Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to finally do that. Umm…yeah I experimented…and that’s about the end of that. Oh my word! Time consuming and tedious…NOT FUN!
January 23, 2014
And I’m officially playing around with new scents and new designs again! First one up: Amazon Lily & Rain.
Amazon Lily & Rain Fragrance Oil: A light scent that smells just like line dried linen. The aroma is pleasantly comforting with notes of fresh cut grass and pine enveloped by sweet florals.
I got this fragrance to have for March/April (part of my spring line). I am not a floral person, but I have to say if you like florals this is really nice in the soap. Bramble Berry’s image on their webpage with this fragrance totally inspired this design!
I love the purple! Turned out much more bold than I thought it would. And then the top layer is an in the pot swirl of white and yellow. It all worked out perfectly. Just love the design of this one!
This soap will be available on my webpage the first week of March!
August 22, 2013
Sometimes I feel that soap making can be like watching the clouds. I used to always try and find shapes and animals and other objects in the swirl of the clouds. This latest batch of Fresh Snow soap I felt like a kid again finding animals in every slice of soap!
Bat/Bird (depending on how I look at this one I see multiple animals):
Pumba (Remember Pumba from the Lion King? I swear I see him in this soap!):
Dragon (This one is my favorite!):
There you have it animals in soap! Do you see them too?
August 15, 2013
So this month’s attempt turned out much better than last months…but it still had it’s problems. Mainly me not thinking :-P. I wanted to swirl blue and yellow…the problem with that was when you mix blue and yellow you get green! So the color theme didn’t quite end up how I wanted. That said I still think it’s a pretty neat looking soap.
I also tried a modified version of the challenge. I embedded a heart on the bottom and then poured a swirled soap into that (and didn’t do a top layer). I really liked that soap.
Two new soaps! It was fun and I’ll use this technique again for sure!
August 14, 2013
Okay! I’ve decided on the Winter Soap Line! The following fragrances will be used:
- Holiday Berry
- Fresh Snow
- Cedar & Balsam
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Spiced Cranberry
- Santa’s Spruce
- Frankincense & Myrrh (a small batch, but I will bring them back)
- Apple Peach & Cinnamon (I think…still on the fence about this one, but I will probably offer it).
I think this is a good selection and I’ve brought back all the popular ones from last year! Now it’s time to start making them!!!!
August 2, 2013
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 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.