Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Completely Changing The English Language.

Really, what is language anyhow? I think, in my case, it's another way for me to employ complicated avoidance behavior. In this example... a blog. I have managed to not blog now, for almost two whole months. So instead of saying, "I've got the blahs," I say. "I've got the blogs."

Of course, this doesn't mean that I haven't been busy... or working on soap. Of course I have. But here we are and nothing is left of the loaves in my last post.

This week, I am working on soap cupcakes.

I've also got some passion fruit and papaya around here somewhere:

Although, much of it is being felted.

The big news is that I've finally developed my website!

You can find it here:

And as always, if you aren't a fan yet... get your fingers over to!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Peppermint and Poppyseed.

I have a new schedule so.... I am more productive! Yay! This peppermint and poppy seed loaf is so yummy and sweet smelling.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Name Game

The big reveal. This loaf was formulated with Oils of Coconut, Palm, Olive, Cocoa Butter, Coffee Butter, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Dutch Douwe Egberts Coffee, Droste Cocoa and Chocolate Espresso Fragrance Oil.

I've had a couple of friends suggest names for this soap. So I thought it would be fun to get people's ideas. I have two names thus far:

  1. "Wash My Mouth Out With Soap, Please!"
  2. "I'm Cukoo for Cocoa Suds!"
They both cracked me up.

If you'd like to join in the Name Game... just add your comments here or at

- H

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Variations on a theme...

Some of you may remember my Dutch Treat post. This soap is a variation of that soap. I'm using coffee butter in this formula, which is new to me. I also have Droste Cocoa colored layers. I am very excited to cut into this loaf. I loved making Dutch Treat in the past, and I'm curious how this one will stand up to it. As I made this, it smelled more like a lighter, sweeter chocolate experience. No doubt because I did add Chocolate Espresso Fragrance Oil this time around. In the past, I've restricted Dutch Treat to individual bar molds, so doing it in a loaf will give it a new life. - H

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Have a Heart...

The ever elusive soap cupcake.

This sweetie is made with an organic soap base. The foamy top is a combination of the organic soap base and an all natural liquid soap. Scented with Pearberry. Divine. - H

Monday, January 11, 2010

My new felted soap habit

Hearts a la Valentine's Day, with a chai/honey fragrance oil blend.

I LOVE this bee. I used a stencil that I thought was super cute.
The bar is scented with Oatmeal Milk and Honey fragrance oil.

This bar is scented with a Citrus Essential Oil blend of Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Litsea, Mandarin, and Sweet Orange. It smells like Botan Rice Candy!

I have been having way too much fun with these felted soaps. First of all, I'm all out of my made from scratch soaps so I used a glycerin soap base for these. It's not "all natural" but it gives me more flexibility to figure out what kind of shape and scent I use for the bar. I think I am going to continue to use the base for these. I think I'm going to switch to an all natural soap base in the future though.

Don't think I'm getting lazy on my other soap making though... I'm expecting a shipment of raw materials this week which includes a 35 pound bucket of coconut oil. Wheee! - H