February 9, 2014
I have such dry dry skin. In the summer it’s not bad. In the winter my skin gets so flaky and so dry. I’ve been using a sugar scrub for my body for the past couple years and I’ve seen a big difference. So, I thought, why not try a facial scrub. I have a facial butter which I like and I think a scrub would really help.
I took one of my favorite recipes and altered it a bit. It’s gentler for the face and includes some skin loving oils that my face loves! What will you find in it? Shea Butter, Coccoa Butter, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, sea clay, and tea tree and lavender essential oil!
I’m in love with it! I’m currently having it tested by others. Most are loving it (especially those who have naturally dry skin) . It definitely helps with flaky skin and is moisturizing. It’s different from typical scrubs. It leaves a thin film of oils/butters on the face after using and it does take 10-20 minutes to fully absorb in.
Packaging: Facial Sugar Scrubs
February 4, 2014
As you saw yesterday I have some great products I’m offering especially for Valentine’s Day! I thought to go with the new products I’d offer a series of deals with week. Starting tomorrow there will be a different deal each day! Here’s what’s coming!
February 5th: Buy 2 of more lip balms and save $0.50. They’ll be just $2.50!
February 6th: 20% of Solid Sugar Scrubs (check out the reviews! These are loved by all who try them).
February 7th: Buy 2 Bath Salts, Get a 3rd Free.
February 8th: 20% off All Bar Soaps
February 9th: 20% off Foot Balms and Hand Balms
February 10th: Free Soap w/ $15 Purchase (or more)
February 11th: Free Lip Balm with All Orders over $10
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!
January 20, 2014
Over the next month I want to work on some new soaps. I have to restock on standards, but I want to do some new scents for February and March. I’m going to try making a beer soap again this year. I’m going to use Irish Tween Fragrance Oil for it.
Spicy-sweet blend of French verbena and lemon, a green Florentine iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris.
Yeah…that description just made me go yes! I want to kind of do a tweed pattern design for the soap, but as of yet I’ve now quite figured out how to do it…I’ve still got some time to play around. It will be interesting to see what I ultimately end up with.
I’ll be making some Valentine’s Day soaps too. I’ve got a variety of fragrances to choose from. I can’t seem to narrow it down. I have some design ideas though. One of course involves a heart (just not my typical design). I’m hoping inspiration comes back once I start working on soaps again! I’m feeling a little alone without my creative side. It’s normally on overdrive, but lately has been quiet.
Possible Valentine’s Day Fragrances I might use:
- Amazon Lily & Rain Fragrance Oil
- Amber& Orange
- Relaxing (A relaxing blend of French Lavender and Fir Pine, enhanced with Egyptian Jasmine and sweetened with pure Vanilla, softened with delicate Musks.)
- Champagne Pomegranate
- Twilight in the Woods
I also want to come up with some new all natural (essential oils and natural colorant) soaps. I always have a hard time with these soaps. I don’t know why, but they never seem to be anything special. I mean they’re awesome soaps, but visually I always feel like they’re lacking. I want to add a couple new goat’s milk soaps to my line too. Any suggestions on essential oil blends? Natural colorants you really like?
Techniques I’m going to attempt this year:
- funnel pour (yes, I know, not hard to do, but I’ve avoided it mostly to date)
- Stain glass (a variation from Anne-Marie’s tutorial in her new book)
- Squirty Swirls (I’ll do this on a day when I have patience :D As it’s not a “quick” design)
- Fondue Mat Embeds
- Petrified Rock (for my sister)
- Dust Painting tops
Yup! That’s quite a list of things to do. Now it’s time to get started! Just wanted to give you guys an idea of what’s to come in the next few months. Stay tuned! You can be sure pictures will be coming!