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: Lots of pine, ozone, green notes with hints of berry and fruits. A very clean, fresh scent.
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.
Harvest 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.
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!
- 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)
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 :(
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
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