Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sweet smelling soapies.

Way too much fun. Two totally different soaps for custom orders.

These cute little bones are for a dog loving family. Gingersnap scented with oatmeal and a smidge of cinnamon. It's a really nice bar that gets a real boost from some really great oils including cocoa butter, apricot kernel and shea butter.

Cute little jelly beans. They smell just like them too. - H

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Extreme Makeover - Soap Edition

I have been working hard on an order for a local customer. Part of the fun of this soap is that I am using an all natural colorant called Alkanet Root.

My first loaf was supposed to turn a dark purple.

I'm sure you are familiar with the color purple. But just in case... this bar of soap is not purple. Not in the least. This loaf isn't going to be delivered to my customer. Which is a shame.

Now, soapmakers everywhere have the mixed blessing of having soap ends, scraps etc. **coming out of their ears.** On the bright side, I always use my own soap. But, you know, sometimes you want to use the really good stuff... and not just the ends. And not the unpurple ones either.

So we gave this baby a makeover:

The Reveal

Ummmm... how cute is that?
Super cute.

I got a bunch of autumn colors and I'm sure I'll be sharing more! :) - H