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.


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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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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