Thursday, September 27, 2012

Love & Bubbles - In The Mold

This soap was so fun to make and the kind that I get so excited about. I love color and I tend to soap with multiple colors in each soap. I'm experimenting with some new colors that are replacing my POP colors and I'm so happy with them.

I'm calling this soap Love & Bubbles which is probably a totally tacky name but I like it so whatevs. ;-) It is scented in a bubbly, effervescent, ginger ale, champagne type scent. It is very nice and my kids thought it smelled like 7-UP. It was definitely a favorite for them!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fun & Festive!

Yesterday I whipped up the last two holiday soaps. I made Sprinkles & Twinkles - Holiday Edition and a remake of Holly Jolly. I had great fun and it's nice to know that they will soon all be sitting pretty on the shelf getting all lovely and luxurious for the holiday season. I do love my soaps to have a nice long cure.

Sprinkles & Twinkles - Holiday Edition - unscented as always but jazzed up with more festive holiday sprinkles -

Holly Jolly 2012 - a remake from last year - this scent is like walking into the floral shop during the holidays - the scent is described as 'notes of clean, fresh winter air, earthy, leafy greens, ylang, and black tea with a solid base of musk, sandalwood and fir.' This scent is a fave!

I did video the making of both of these soaps. I'll include the Holly Jolly video here once it is uploaded.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Two Holiday Soaps Cut

Here we go!

Montana Memories:

Merry & Bright 2012:

I hope to make two more this weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's That Time Again!

It's time to make the soaps for the holiday season! It seems early for the rest of the world, but for soap makers, this is the time to get our jingle bells on and get to work! And again, by the time the rest of the world is thinking about the holidays, we're thinking of pink, red, hearts, and love. :-)

Merry & Bright 2012 - The perfect holiday scent in my opinion! A festive blend of fir notes balanced by nuances of orange peel, garlands of cranberry, dried lemon slices, golden spun sugar, and a touch of vanilla. A natural colored base with swirls of deep violet, bright blue, and rich gold.

Montana Memories - a scent blend of fir, orange, and pine and colored with green and white swirls. This scent always reminds me of my childhood in Montana and waking up to the beauty of the sparkling snow resting on the pine trees.

I didn't make any videos for these soaps. It has been very difficult processing and uploading my videos recently. My husband convinced me to enjoy some relaxing soap making; jamming out to my favorite music. It was refreshing and fun! I will do a video of my next soap coming up which will be Holly Jolly 2012!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rio Rumberry

The Rio Rumberry soap turned out quite nice! I have little air pockets since the soap thickened up so quickly but it turned out great anyway! I'm loving the new colors too. I'd say this is very much a girly camo to match my men's camo soap. :-)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back At It!

Yesterday I made a new soap scented in a dupe of BBW's Rio Rumberry. It smells amazing! I'm calling it Rio Rumberry and I colored it in hot pink, bright blue (well, ended up more teal-ish), purple, and white. It accelerated on me so I wasn't able to do the swirl I wanted but I think it turned out great!

I sprinkled the top with four different colors of glitter though it's hard to see the difference in the picture. :-)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Last Four

Let's talk about the last four soaps I made. They are also the last four soaps for a while. I am totally out of supplies and haven't had the gumption to place a new order yet. I'll be doing that soon but then I'll have to wait on them to get here. This is a forced hiatus as I call it. :-)

This first soap is a remake of Camocado soap. This is a masculine/cologne-scented soap and contains fresh avocado and is in a camouflage design. I am still trying to achieve the design from my very first Camocado but I didn't quite get it. I'll have to make it again is all!

This soap is also a remake. It is my Autumn Berry soap and I first made it last year. I absolutely loved the design so I tried my best to make it exactly the same. I think I did a pretty good job at copying my own soap! LOL! This is scented in a cranberry and spice scent. I pick up on some pine or fir in the fragrance as well. It's lovely!

This soap is the next in my Crumble series. This one is Apple Crumble and it smells oh so good! Apples, spices, cream, sugar, and oatmeal. Mmmm...mmmm...I must make the real thing! I'm not sure how much more this soap will darken if any. It has already turned the color that was at the edges. We shall see!

I was thinking about all the wonderful Autumn soaps coming out right now and was thinking about the fact that most are scented. So I decided to jazz up my unscented Sprinkles & Twinkles for Autumn! I've added pureed pumpkin to this soap along with the cream and seasonal sprinkles and twinkles!

As always you can find the videos of the making and cutting at my YouTube channel.

Thank you for stopping by!