Fall Soaps: Plum Spice

October 6, 2016

This one smells like bubblegum candy to me.  Not the overpowering kid bubblegum, but a mellow and spicy yummy bubblegum.  I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as did.

Sweet Cakes describes it as:

A nice, mellow blend — the sweetness of plum warmed up and mellowed with a spice mixture.

I did a reverse imprint on the bottom of the soap.  Isn’t it pretty?  I was surprised how much I liked it.  I think I like the balance and contrast of the overall bar.

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The loaf before I cut it. The pink one I was trying to fill in the void with color but it didn’t stick. I used a mica in oil and the soap just absorbed the oil. Next time I’d try painting it with dry mica.

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Simple, but one of my favorites from the fall soap design.

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Ink for Sale

August 1, 2016

My printer just died and the one I updated to doesn’t take the same ink and of course I’d just restocked on ink big time gearing up for busy label printing season. So I’m selling my ink! If you have an HP printer that uses 564 I have ink for you! Prices don’t include shipping.

Available:
4 Pack (XL Black/Colors): $55 (normally sold for $67+)
Two Pack Black Ink: $20 each (normally sold for $26+) 3 available
Single Black: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)
Single Yellow: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)
Single Cyan: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)
Single Magenta: $10 (normally sells for $12-16 each)

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If you’re interested in any comment here of email me at JenniferSoap@gmail.com

Thanks!


2015 in review

January 3, 2016

I always find these “year in review” reports interesting! I have lots in store for 2016!  I need to sit and find some time to write my posts, but until then have fun with these stats!

What cracks me up is some of my most viewed posts this year were not posts from this year (or even last year) but previous years!

I had visitors from 176 different countries!! How cool is that.  Thanks Anne-Marie from SoapQueen! You made the most comments on my blog this year! Totally appreciate your support!

Happy New Year!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Friends and their comments…that inspire new products!

March 7, 2015

A couple times I’ve had customers or friends come up and tell me they used one of my products for something other than it was intended and it worked great!  It’s really fun to hear them so happy about finding a new use for said product.  A lot of times I share this with other customers asking about products.  My body butter has multiple uses as does my foot balm.

The other day my best friend’s sister who has two children still in diaper told me how she took one of my lip balms and labeled it “Butt Stick” and has been using it to help soothe diaper rash.  A while back I’d actually done some research on making a diaper rash cream for another friend.  I never did anything with it, but when she started talking about my lip balm I realized that the recipe I created way back when for the diaper rash cream was almost similar to my lip balm recipe with a few exceptions the biggest being there was no beeswax in it.

I decided to pull out the old recipe I’d created and alter it from a butter to a balm.  I call it Baby “Butt” Balm (affectionately referred to by family and friends now as the “Butt Stick”).  I’ve had friends and family testing it to see what they think.  We’ll see what the result is over the next few months…but potentially a new product might come to my bath product line!

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2014 in Review

January 5, 2015

It’s always interesting to see my year in review. 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


2013 in review

December 31, 2013

Found this interesting and thought I’d share the 2013 Year in Review that wordpress gave me :D  Thanks to everyone who’s visited this year!  I’ll start up again with the blog come the new year!

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Facial Cream

August 30, 2013

A while back I started playing around with some new items I wanted to add to my line.  I’m not a fan of lotions. I don’t like making them and not really a huge fan of using them.  I think it’s more the dealing with preservatives in them (which I don’t have issues with preservatives, I know that most are perfectly safe, but I just wanted something that I could make and use for myself that didn’t have preservatives in them).

I started with a whipped body butter about a year ago.  I started with a recipe the Bramble Berry shared and slowly started altering it a bit to change up some of the ingredients and just reformulating it to have more of the ingredients I loved in it.

Recently I wanted a facial cream.  So I went back to the drawing board and created a couple of recipes.  I’ve been testing them out and the Avocado Facial Cream I created has been a complete success. Everyone who’s tried it has loved it.

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I have dry skin and this has made all the difference in the world.  I put it on in the morning and evening.  And I find my skin stays moisturized throughout the day (where normally I dry out by noon when I just used a lotion).  It is a “butter.”  It’s just oils and butters so it is a bit greasy, but it absorbs in fairly quickly and little bit goes a long way.

These are some of the feedback I got:

My skin type is dry.  The first time I used the facial cream I noticed my face felt greasy.  The second time I used it I used less and my face did not feel greasy.  All I had to use was a very small amount.  It made my face feel soft and smooth.  I used it at night after washing my face and in the morning after washing my face.  I have not experienced any breakouts since using the cream.  And I will continue to use it, because it makes my face feel good and helps with my dry skin. – Jessica

I liked both facial creams.  I used the avocado one during the day and the night time one at night🙂.   I liked the feel of both of them.  The night one I would use as soon as I got out of the shower in the evening and sometimes even with the face still a bit wet.    I used both every day and still am.  I have dry skin and have had no break outs from using it.  – Jan

I excited to add this to my line of Bath and Body products!  It doesn’t like the heat of the summer (no beeswax in it) so look for it to come sometime in Fall (probably late September).