Inspirational Friday

July 14, 2017

Yup. Totally. This.

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Fruitopia

July 12, 2017

I apparently was on a color kick this go around when it came to my spring soaps!

FRUITOPIA: a fruit medley of strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and tree ripe peaches squeezed with fresh lemons and essential oil of tangerine warmed by soft woods.

Look at those embeds!  Don’t they make you smile!??!?!

Available HERE!


Mandarin Tiki

July 5, 2017

I was going to attempt the butterfly swirl here, but I didn’t get my proportions right and the soap would NOT thicken up…which to effectively do a butterfly swirl I really needed it to be “not runny”.  I just did a modified swirl with it and I actually do like it, but it’s nothing at all like what I had planned to do!

MANDARIN Tiki: Is a complex aroma of mandarin rind, red currants, strawberries, and blueberries; with middle notes of watercress and palm leaves;  balanced with musky bottom notes.

Available HERE!


June 12 in 12

June 30, 2017

It’s time for June’s 12 in 12!  By this point I’m sure you all know what it’s about, so without further ado here’s my June! Or at least part of it.

June 1st: Baking Soda Restocking

I typically just go to BJs to restock on baking soda.  And every time I usually get looks.  Today I got: “That’s gonna bake a lot of cakes!” hehe

June 2nd: Summer Soaps

Been working on summer soaps.  These embeds will be part of my Raspberry Lemonade soap!  I was a bit behind on my summer soaps, but I did get them all finished and on the cure rack the first week of June so they’ll be ready mid-July.

June 6th: Partial Failures

I always put my soap through a gel phase, but when I work with an MP embed I have to be careful it doesn’t get too hot.  I wasn’t careful enough this time!

June 8th: Farmer Markets

Farmer Markets are in full swing. Luckily after a week and a half of rain the weather cleared up for a nice day for the opening of the Framingham Market.  And I got to get my first cup of lemonade for the season!

June 10th: Happy Birthday!

The best day of the year ;).  I had a market in the morning then celebrated my birthday in the evening with family.  This card was from my two adorable nieces.  I love it!

June 11th: Restocking Gift Sets

Busy day making more gift sets and restocking on other items I’m running low on.  Pretty much all I do these days is restock lol.  I don’t seem to ever get caught up. Just when I think I’m good…I suddenly need to restock again! 😉

June 12th: I’m Moving!

Finally! After a very long search I found a home to call mine.  Moving is going to be fun in between my show schedule!

June 15th: Bath Bombs

This is just a small fraction here. I made 90 (large and 4 packs) sets of bath bombs.  It was a marathon of a day. I’m hoping that keeps me restocked now through moving as I won’t be able to make any more until I get my new work space up and running!

June 19th: Labeling

The one thing about labeling lib balms is I can do it just about anywhere!  Make the product, print the labels and then bring it with me to work on!

At this point life became so hectic that I wasn’t doing any soap…I was just trying to move and get set up in the new place (so this is more 9 in 12 ha).  Sorry for the abridged month!


Peach Pie (aka Peach Nectar)

June 26, 2017

It’s been a number of years since I made pie soap and when I got the peach nectar scent I  knew I wanted to make it with my pie design again.

Peach Nectar:  fresh peach blended perfectly with a hint of the tropics create this rich, sweet, sultry scent.

Top: Peach, apple, plum, raspberry, coconut, citrus
Middle: Jasmine, violet, lily, cinnamon, clove
Base: Vanilla, caramel, tonka, musk

Available HERE!


Amber Noir

June 23, 2017

I love the Black/Gray/Orange theme of it.  Simple and elegant. And I love the scent!

Amber Noir: is a sweet and sultry fusion of creamy vanilla and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk.

Top: Vanilla, Cream
Middle: Amber, Jasmine
Base: Sandalwood, Musk

Available HERE!


Hyacinth

June 19, 2017

I’ve done more flower scents this spring that I have in a long long time! Even a lot of the fruity ones have undertones of floral to them.  This one didn’t quite go as plan when it came to piping the flowers, but you’d probably not guess that unless I pointed it out to you, huh?

HYACINTH:  the fresh floral aroma of real hyacinth flowers.

Look at how the green morphed and then turned back to it’s original dark green!

Available HERE!