Juniper Breeze

March 24, 2015

I was feeling like making a green soap the day I made this one.  Mixed up the greens and swirled the middle layer.  Very fun and cool looking soap.

Fun Tidbit: My friend and I were exiting the food store talking about my soaps and what to use a props and we were talking about the Juniper Breeze soap and not knowing what to use when my friend stops and looks down at the median and goes: “I think that’s Juniper.”  The entire parking lot was covered with juniper plants ha!  We stole a few sprigs.

Juniper Breeze

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Juniper Breeze: Lots of pine, ozone, green notes with hints of berry and fruits. A very clean, fresh scent.


Autumn Wreath

September 26, 2014

I did two small batches of Autumn Wreath and Harvest Moon.  These two soaps are having “trial runs” this year.  I want to see how well they sell and how popular they are when people smell them at markets.

Autumn Wreath: A cheerful, fall, and welcoming fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and clove.

Design wise this soap didn’t quite come out as I pictured, but I do really like it.  I should have swirled contrasting colors (instead of the yellow/orange), but otherwise I really like this one. It’s now available.  I have a limited number available.

autumnwreathHarvest Moon: Starts with top notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; and well rounded with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar, and white musk. No picture of these.

 


Pumpkin!

September 23, 2014

I have two pumpkin soaps: Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Cheesecake.  I had a small bottle of pumpkin spice and decided to make a small batch.  I LOVE this one. I wanted to do an orange and black soap. I love the colors together.  This one didn’t disappoint.

The Pumpkin Cheesecake on the other hand…SIGH!  I knew the vanilla content was high in this soap and would darken all the colors.  I just didn’t expect it to be as extreme as it was.  There’s very little definition between the elements in this soap.  Just looks like a dark bar.  I was going for a pumpkin embedded in the soap.  It definitely SMELLS amazing.  It was an extremely popular soap last year.  Hopefully people will still love it because it’s scent and forgive it’s rather unappealing look.

Pumpkin Spice

Love how the top came out.  Half is glitter and the other half is a mica swirl.  Such fun!

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pumpkinspicePumpkin Cheesecake

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Both are available!


Essential Oil Blends: Suggestions?

April 28, 2014

I admit it!  I’m not good at blending essential oils.  Partly because I’m too picky, partly because so many essential oils give me headaches I just avoid them.  What I’m looking for are some suggestions on different essential oil blends.  I’ll create a list of some I use (and love) and then I’d love to hear some of your favorites and I’ll create a list of those here too.  It can be a kind of reference place for everyone.

Side Note: I cannot go near geranium.  I’m extremely allergic to that EO.  It’s not pretty when I’m around it!  Also, I can’t do lemongrass.  Not sure why, but lemongrass and I just don’t get along!

Jennifer’s Blends:

  • Clove Bud & Orange (1/2 ratio)
  • Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Lemon (1/1/3/2 ratio)
  • Anise & Peppermint (2/1 ratio)
  • Spearmint & Eucalyptus (2/1.5 ration)
  • Orange, Lemon & Pink Grapefruit (1/1/1 ratio)
  • Rosemary, Lavender, & Peppermint (2/1/1 ratio)
  • Tea Tree & Lavender (2/1 ratio)

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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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 :(


Items for Sale

September 17, 2013

OKay…I went through my fragrances and finally sorted through all the ones I want and the ones that I no longer need/want/like the fragrance (ha).  Anyway, listing the items here.  If you’re interested comment on what you want or email me at JenniferSoap@gmail.com (with zip) and I’ll quote you on shipping.

9 Bar Birch Slab Mold  $20 (moderate use, a few inserts are a little warped but still gives pretty even bars) It’s this mold from BB: http://www.brambleberry.com/9-Bar-Unfinished-Birchwood-Mold-P5169.aspx

Mini Grape Molds (2) – $1.00 each

Mini Banana Mold (1) – $1.00

Silicon Strawberry Mold (1) - $5.00 (each strawberry is approx. 1 oz)

Bramble Berry Fragrances

  • White Ginger & Amber 4oz (new 6 months old) – $4
  • Jasmine Dreams 4oz (new 6 months old) – $4
  • Baby Rose 4oz (under a year old) – $2

Natures Garden Fragrances

  • Bamboo & White Grapefruit approx. 4oz (1 month old) – $3
  • Blackberry Fizz approx. 7oz (6 months old) – $5
  • Tahitian Waterfall approx. 7oz (6+ months old) – $5
  • Kringleberry 8oz (NEW) – $7

Sweetcakes Fragrances

  • Cranberry Spice 8oz (approx. 1 year old) – $7

Rustic Escentuals Fragrances

  • Lilac 16oz (brand new- got this cause someone said it moves slow, but I didn’t like its scent compared to my other lilac so just not going to use it.) – $10

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