Thursday, August 25, 2011

Missing in Action!

Sorry I have not been around! My birthday was on the 18th of July, and I received a Ipad2 for my birthday! My husband was so thoughtful and he knew how cumbersome it was to carry around my heavy laptop.
I don't have a connector for my camera, so I haven't been able to download any pictures from my ipad. Hopefully this will change soon!

I thought I would show you a few things I have been working on. Above is my body wash. I have tweaked my recipe, so now I can scent a bottle as I go, which means I have a larger variety of body washes to offer! Yea!
This is my coconut lime verbena soap. I have added a new recipe to my line and now I have soap made with lard. Now, before you say "yuck", the lard doesn't add any scent to the soap, but produces a very creamy, full of bubbles soap....they really are beautiful soaps to shower/bathe with!

I am getting ready for Halloween....I know it's early....but not for lots of people! I made a Dragon's Blood soap that I named Vampire's Kiss. It is a heavy, spicy scent that guys just love! The second picture is another cupcake soap I made using the cold process method. The top is piped cold process whipped soap that I used a pastry bag to pipe on the "frosting". The bottom is regular cold process soap.

I have delved into the art of whipped soap! This is whipped soap made from scratch, so it doesn't have any harsh chemicals in it. This is my first batch above and I added in french green clay so I could use it as a shaving soap. Whipped soap if fun to make, but it takes a long time and then you have to wait weeks for it to cure before you can use it! Ugh....I am not a patient person! I put the whipped soap in tubs and they are stacked on a shelf...out of sight...out of mind!

Last, but not least is my new mold for my solid lotion line. They fit perfectly inside this 2 ounce tin, which is what I have been looking for!
Solid lotions are used by placing the bar in your hands and gently rubbing the bar. The heat from your hands slowly melts the oils which you then rub into your skin. I love to use them on my feet and elbows. During the winter, I use them all over!

Thanks for your patience during posts. I promise to not wait so long between posting!

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