Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On the curing rack....Eucalyptus & Spearmint

Tried this fragrance oil from Nature's Garden and it smells amazing!  Their description is a invigorating herbal blend of eucalyptus and spearmint with fresh citrus lemon, lavender flowers, and a hint of sage.

I used very muted colors of teal green, mauve and off white.  I did gel this soap but wanted to get that creamy ungelled look.  It worked and I really like the way it turned out.  I did add a little salt to the lye water for hardness and a bit of sugared water to the mix at trace for added bubbles.  Can't wait til it cures to see if it makes a difference!  Of course I added my little touch of silk flowers and ribbon.....just can't resist LOL!

Have a wonderful week everyone!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Shop is Open.....Well Almost!

After many months of thinking do I really want to do this I finally decided to open an online Etsy shop.  I have been selling my soaps for over a year in a local beauty parlor and have repeat customers which I take as a very good sign that my product is good......not just relying on my family's opinion LOL!  Since I live in a resort area I wanted to give my out of town customers a way of ordering my soaps and candles online.  Besides making soap has become so addicting that I need to pay for my expensive hobby.....as quoted by my squeaky clean hubby (he can only use so much soap)!   I still have alot of product to label and take pictures of for the shop but at least I have put my foot in the water as we say here at the beach!