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.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wax Melts and Warmers

I've been wanting to try my hand at making candles for some time now. I thought I would start with wax melts. They are so much  fun to make - but I'm not too fond of the clean up. Oh well - I don't think it will stop me. Here are some of my current wax melts made with a soy paraffin blend. 

Zucchini Bread

 Blue Skies

White Nectarine

Cucumber Mint

Here are some unique wax warmers I found too! See the links to where you can find them in the captions.

Wax Warmer from Dawn Davare Designs on Etsy

Wax Warmer from Beads by Mavis on Etsy
Wax Warmer from McCormack Pottery on Etsy

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Soapy Weekend

It's been so long! Here are some soaps I've been working on this weekend. 

Raspberry Lilac

Vanilla Pear

Pink Lilac & Willow