Thursday, February 28, 2013

No Gel Soap

Wanted to try something a little different so I decided not to gel this batch of soap and placed it in the freeze overnite instead.    I used my silicone mold from Crafter's Choice and Juniper Breeze fragrance oil.

I love the look of this ungelled soap!  It turned out so creamy and NO ASH!  The smell is amazing and strong.  The only draw back is I could not unmold as stayed in the mold for 2 days.  It took one day to completely thaw out and then another day to harden enough to remove.

I will be soaping this way again!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wedding Favors.....Love is in the air!

June is just around the corner  so I decided to work on my Wedding Favor samples.  What's cuter than mini cupcake soaps!  These are nice little gifts and a great way to get your product sampled.

The cupcake wrappers are silver, they are wrapped in cellophane and decorated with ribbons and custom tags with the Bride and Grooms names and the very special date!

Have a Blessed Weekend!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cookie Candle Melts

Had to make up a couple orders of my cookie melts and thought I'd share them with you.  They are made with 100% soy wax and bakery scented fragrance oils.

They come 5 cookies to a bag......lemon kiss, blueberry, caramel pecan, chocolate fudge and peppermint patty.  Makes your house smell like you've been baking all day!

When I first gave these to my daughter Tami, she put the blueberry one in the warmer....a few minutes later my granddaughter Maddy yelled from the bedroom, Mom are you making blueberry pancakes?   Best compliment I've had on my candle melts yet!! 


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Srawberry Kiwi......Yum!!

 This fragrance from Nature's Garden smells so yummy!  Wasn't really going to decorate the tops of these bars....had nice little peaked tops on them but they developed ash on top which isn't pretty at all!  So I cut off the tops and added a little bit of strawberry fields LOL!

Did a little bit of a spoon swirl on the bottom and added some poppy seeds just in the green part.  Not what I had in mind but turned out kinda pretty!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Finished Salt Bars

 The bars were so easy to remove from this mold.....literally fell out!  I would recommend this mold  to anyone who makes alot of salt bars.

The Finished Product!
Can't wait to try these bars.......will post a lather picture after they cure.  Off to make Pink Himalayan bars next!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Mold & Salt Bars

Just got my new 9 bar slab mold from Brambleberry and couldn't wait to use it!  Watched an amazing video on salt bars by Jenny over at I'd Lather Be Soaping, you can see it here.  She made it so simple and it is the best instructions that I have seen .....Thanks Jenny! 

I used Nature's Garden Juniper Breeze fragrance oil which smells amazing.  Will unmold in the morning......wish me luck!!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Be Creative!

 Some of my best selling soaps are the ones I have taken the time to decorate.  I love to make my bars first, cut them the next day then decorate.  I pipe them add soap leaves then either soap or silk flowers.

You can decorate slices, bars, cupcakes almost any shape can be made just alittle more interesting!

 I love these round molds I bought on ebay, they already look like petals so just a little bit of green leaves and piped flowers transforms them into something special for someone special!

Makes a wonderful Valentine gift!

This bar is fragranced with Love Spell then piped a day after molding.

Hope you have enjoyed my soaps and have a Very Blessed Day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More Cupcakes!

Guess I'm on a cupcake kick LOL!  Joined weight watchers 5 weeks ago (lost about 7 lbs so far YEH!)
and have stopped baking real cupcakes, only the one's with no calories!
I fragranced these with "Be Delicious Blossom" one of my favorites.

Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

"Pink Lemonade"

This smells just like fresh squeezed lemons....yum!  Freshly Zested Lemon FO comes  from Wholesale Plus and they describe it as luscious accords of juicy lemon, a zing of grapefruit and a hint of white musk!  One of the things I spent the most money on when I first started soaping was my fragrance oils.   I have a shelf full of fragrances that I don't I hope posting fragrances that I do like will maybe help out someone else who is just starting out.

I watched Celine from do this swirl can see it here.  It was very easy and I think it turned out wonderful !  Think I'll use this with my beach baby scent, looks a little like waves don't ya think!

Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Looks good enough to eat!

These turned out so pretty and creamy looking........ just add a cup of coffee LOL!

Each cupcake weighs between 5.5 & 6 ounce and smell amazing!!  Anjou Pear Blossom is becoming one of my favorite fragrance oils.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cupcakes Anyone?

Made these last nite....still a little early to remove them.  Used the Anjou Pear Blossom fragrance oil and my favorite shea butter recipe.  Will post the finished pics tomorrow