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)
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.
And despite trying to get the bottle to photograph I couldn’t get my camera to focus :(
February 22, 2014
I’ve seen soaps that have dusted their tops with a thin layer of mica. I’ve tried multiple times to mimic the look and I’ve never quite been able to and in the process I make a massive mess (because it always involved me blowing…and blowing on mica…not the smartest idea!)
The other day I wanted to try and dust layers of mica on a batch I was making and couldn’t find the sifter tool I typically used. So in a pinch I grabbed a bottle I had sitting around and filled it with some mica hoping it might work in a pinch.
It didn’t quite do what I wanted for the layers in the soap, but oh my word it gave me that shimmery mica top finished I’d tried and failed to do soooooo many times before!!
Find a bottle like this: (sorry picture is awful!)
I get my bottles at US Plastic (if you’re interested).
Fill it with some mica. Gently squeeze puffs out of it over your wet soap and you will get a nice coating like this! So simple! So pretty! I love it when I randomly stumble upon ways to do things!
TIP: Do this outside (if you can). I’m still cleaning up pink mica! It gets in the air and it settles all over the place!
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!!