Friday, November 28, 2014

Some Holiday Soaps

Here are some photos of my holiday soaps!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

New Colors

I ordered a whole bunch of sample colors from TKB Trading and was so excited to test them out. I made a batch using one of my favorite fragrances - Anjou Pear Blossoms. The colors I used were Mermaid's Gold, Twilight Green and Lakeside. Check out their website for all their cosmetic and soap colors. I also used all three colors for a mica swirl on top. 

And here's a little Oatmeal Milk & Honey Gnome. Happy little guy. 

I'm looking forward to soaping all weekend - woohoo! I'll be sure to share with you. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Oatmeal Milk and Honey and Bath Truffles

I made 8 pounds of Oatmeal, Milk & Honey soap this weekend. It's one of my all time favorites. 

I also made some bath truffles with a beachy fragrance topped off with melt and pour shells. I think I may have made a mistake though - I used natural cocoa butter and the fragrance of the cocoa butter is overpowering the beach fragrance. I think I will use the deodorized cocoa butter next time. Has anyone ever had this issue?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

More Soap and Bath Bombs

Today I made a cold process soap, Banana Ginger Cookie and some Fresh Cut Rose bath bombs. 
I had some Banana fragrance oil and Hansel & Gretel's House fragrance oil, both from Nature's Garden Candles. I decided to combine them together for this soap. I used poppy seeds in part of the soap and cocoa powder, for color, in the other part. I also topped the soap with some melt and pour curls. 

I also made these delicious bath bombs with dried rose petals and fresh cut rose fragrance. It really does smell exactly like a fresh cut rose.