Monday, August 11, 2014

Perfume oils

Perfume oils are a great alternative to a regular perfume. They are usually made up of very few ingredients and can be made all natural too. I recently added perfume/cologne oils to my line of products because like most of the other products I carry, I wanted a more natural perfume or one with less chemicals then store bought. These oils are meant to smell good to the wearer not everyone around them.

My perfume oils are made with usually 2 ingredients, sometimes I'll add a combination of different essential oils to the carrier oil or maybe just be fragrance oil and a carrier oil. I make mens and womens scents. I've actually sold more of these great roll ons to men then women! I think it's wonderful

Never tried a roll on perfume oil? Take a peek here

Have a good day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hey folks!

Today I'm going t share with you my soap project I did last month. I entered the Great Cakes soap challenge for May. This time around the challenge was a mica & oil swirl technique. This was my first time trying this and I think it came out pretty dang cool! The technique is mixing mica colorants with a carrier oil, I used sweet almond oil for this.

These are the mica colors I chose Maroon, aqua & gold. The scent is Beau Brummel from Bramble Berry. This is probably one of my most favorite scents.period.ever. It smells of tobacco and maybe hints of cherry but not a stinky tobacco... it's good. So so good. Bramble Berry describes it as a scent reminiscent of a 18th century gentlemen's club. So I thought these 3 colors would be perfect for that.. they remind me of something royal & rich.

Ok back to the soap! Here is the top, a blank slate right now. I started off by using a dropper and making a maroon paisley pattern on top and then adding the swirl.I really just kind of winged it. I also used my dropper to make small gold dots randomly everywhere on top. Be careful to use small drops as the mica oil does spread.

Here is the soap after it has set up in log form. I let the soap sit in the mold for a few days, covered with a piece of wax paper. The mica needs time to absorb into the soap and I didn't want to risk messing up the top cutting it. Cool so far huh?

Here is the soap after I cut it into bars. Love it! I would definitely try this technique again. It's fun and I like how customizable this is and it turned out beautiful!

Thanks to Great Cakes Soapworks for another great challenge.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Soapy wedding favors

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I thought I'd share a project I had worked on a while back. One of my best friends asked me if I would make wedding soap favors for her December 2013 wedding. Yes I know it's now March and I'm writing about it.. better late then never! I love how they turned out. The whole wedding was just beautiful! The wedding took place on December 20th 2013. A fantastic time of year to have a wedding! The bride's colors were royal blue & white with a touch of silver & light blue, and lots of snowflakes! We decided on a icy peppermint scented soap colored in blue and white was fitting. To get the soap into a log.. I made my soap batter and then poured it into 2 inch pvc pipe. After it hardened I then cut them down into 1 ounce rounds to fit inside the tins. Here is the soap in log form and after I cut them.

She provided me with the metal tins and I designed how to decorate them. This is what I came up with.

The band around the tins is made from card stock. It's a cute little blue paper with snowflakes. I then made tons of tiny silver bows to glue on the top of the tins. Oh! I forgot to mention there are about 70 I think it was of these little tins! Whew! I also made the labels myself with their names, date, the saying "Mint to be" and of course more snowflakes.

Here are some pictures of the soap on the tables. Lookin' good!

Last but not least! I just had to include the fantastic new couple!

Thanks Jen for letting me be apart of this!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Embed soap challenge!


I entered this months soap challenge from Great Cakes Soapworks. This months challenge is embeds. I chose to make soap balls for my embeds. I have never made these before... in Amy's tutorials she had hot processed her soap ball embeds in the microwave. I made my balls hot processed but I used my regular method and used my crock pot. I made a small 1lb batch for this and colored them 3 different colors, pink, orange and yellow. I never have good luck coloring hot process. For the scent I used a fragrance called Energizing. It's a blend of orange & ginger. After I made all the balls, I then made another small batch of soap the cold process way and added titanium dioxide to brighten it up. Here is the end result. I'm pretty excited about this!

Here is my process

And here are the cut picks!

Final entry picture

Good luck to those who entered and thanks for visting!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rosewood soap

I am going to assume you all love to look at soap pictures as much as I do...I can sit for hours going through Facebook pages, Pinterest pages and even Google images. It's really fascinating how creative soapers can get. I love the different techniques, styles, colors, shapes and the different molds people use.

Here is a soap I made a couple days ago. It's scented with Rosewood, Cedarwood & Orange essential oils and it's great! To make that gorgeous pinkish-red color I used madder root powder. I just blended it with some sweet almond oil and let it sit in a jar for the better part of a day before I used it. It made a really nice color, I love it!

I love that everything in this soap is natural. Essential oil for fragrance, herbs for colorants and yummy stuff like coconut milk, Mango butter and kaolin clay.

Toodles for now! Next post will hopefully be on the wonderful Lemongrass soap I made last week.

Friday, January 31, 2014

I'm sorry it's been forever!

Well it's been months since I've made a post. I'm so so terrible at keeping up. Hopefully now that Christmas is over I can make more time. Life had me pretty busy through the holiday months. I have a freshman & a senior in high school and they have competition dance, cheer leading for the school, my senior has a part time job ect. It gets busy with their activities and then I have an Etsy shop that was pretty steady through the Christmas season. (I'm not complaining!) I do cute things in the shop like these clothespins...

And some stuff like this adorable trinket box

If you feel like visiting my shop, you can do so here: There's some neat stuff there
My shop

In the next couple of days I hope to have some posts with pics of some soap I've made recently!

Friday, September 27, 2013

New wax melts!

Hi Folks! Just a quick post to show you all what I've been working on lately. Wax melts! I run warming pots almost daily and I finally got around to doing my own. So here are a few I've been working on.

First up- Butternut Pumpkin
A delicious scent of pumpkins & spice and a touch of vanilla.

Hot chocolate
Smells just like your favorite
cool weather treat!

This one has got to be a favorite scent of mine now its Sugar Corn Pudding! Fresh corn, sweet butter, creamy milk & sugar

These are used in your favorite wax melter pots like the Scentsy pots or some discount stores have versions of the same kind of melter. The wax melts are available in my either one of my shops over on Etsy or Bigcartel