February 21, 2015
I always have have an idea in mind for my finished soap when I start a batch. Most of the time it doesn’t quite come out as I pictured it, but it’s close enough and it looks good. This time I had this idea in my head and I was really, really skeptical that it would work, but I gave it a shot.
It worked. I was so surprised that the soap came out just like I envisioned!
Field of Flowers
Step 1: Pipe the grass.
Step 2: Pipe the flowers.
Step 3: Add the white center, because the flowers just needed a little something more.
February 19, 2015
Trying to decide what tag to go with the the new cupcake soap tags. What’s your pick?
PS: I don’t know if this is my computer or WordPress or what but the colors are showing up more bold and slightly morphed. Hopefully they look normal for you all. WordPress is definitely showing them slightly “off” but you can get the idea of the design at least.
October 3, 2014
Two years ago I made this soap. The fragrance was devine. I LOVED it. Last year I bought more, but the formula had changed. It was mediocre at best. I wasn’t happy. I didn’t even bother making a soap with it. I did have to try and find a new supplier for the applejack though since I had a customer that loved the scent. I ended up finding one that was close to the original. It wasn’t perfect, but still pretty darn close to the original.
This year I ordered more applejack to make the custom order and maybe a year passing since smelling it or maybe not having the original anymore to compare it to changed how I thought. The fragrance just spoke to me again. So, it’s back!
Applejack Peel: Wonderful fresh apples with spicy notes of cinnamon and clove.
I love wet soap pictures and this swirl was too pretty to not share!
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.
September 8, 2014
I can’t say I’m a fan of Chai Tea (the real stuff). So I don’t particularly like the smell of this soap. However I know there have been many who’ve asked for something along the lines of a scent like this.
Chai Tea: Traditional Earl Grey Tea scent with delicious citrus notes of Bergamot and Sicily Lemon along with a base and heart notes of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla and a little bit of Allspice. This is a sweet, buttery fragrance oil with a touch of spice.
I knew this soap would become one dark bar, so I didn’t even bother to try a design. Instead I decided to make this soap an exfoiliating soap as I hadn’t done any recently and again it’s something people were asking about. I used coffee grounds for this soap. It’s going to be a very very very scrubby soap. Not for me and my sensitive skin, but there are those out there who’ll love it.
September 6, 2014
For this soap I played around with a new embed technique. I had some left over green soap from a project. Didn’t know what to do with it. At the time I was working on laundry soap and had my food processor out and I though why don’t I shred it. Once I’d done that it made me think of grass. Then as I was going through my fragrances I came across Raspberry Bellini. I decided that I’d make a soap “Field of Raspberries.” I made some purple embeds, chopped them up and then embedded everything in a base base. It wasn’t exactly what I was going for, but still kind of cool and a soap that’s different from everything else I’ve made recently.
Raspberry Bellini is now available!