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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New Recipe for Shaving Soap

March 8, 2014

I never really LOVED my previous shaving soap recipe.  It worked, but I just didn’t love it.  I finally got around to reformulated it.  It’s a blend of coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, Shea butter, castor oil, and apricot oil.  I also tried something a little different.  Instead of making them bars, I put them in twist tubes.  I’ve seen shaving soaps made both ways and I know I always drop mine in the shower.  I think the tube will make it easier to apply the soap.  I also think it work well for men.

Because it’s a new recipe and a new “container” I would like a few testers.  I have three scent options: Bay Rum, Old Spice, and Arabian Spice.  (All geared towards men.)  If there are any men out there who would like to test a sample bar let me know (or women if you know of a man who’d like to try it out) let me know.  I’ll send you a free bar.  All I ask is that you pay for the shipping cost.  I will include a questionnaire with the soap.  The questions will just be a guideline for you and it will give me feedback so I can see if I need to make changes or if it’s liked as is.

Email me at: JenniferSoap [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re interested or comment here with your email address. I have a limited number available.


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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