Sunday, April 8, 2012

4/8/2012 soaps!

Here are my latest soaps:

Day at the Spa
Cherry Blossom

New blog

So my last blog host suddenly stopped offering blog services.  I don't know if I'll be able to get all my old content back.  That's so disappointing because I used the blog as an online journal of my journey of soap making.  Hopefully I can get back my content so that I at least have it somewhere, even if it's just in a word doc.  If I can get the content maybe I'll be able to repost it but if not then I start anew here, today.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Latest soap tally

I'm looking over my soap notes.  I made my first cold process soap Nov 2009!  Since then I have used 117 pounds of oils/butters to make approximately 140 pounds of soap!!  WOW!
I have used over 45 different recipes.  I've used a variety of different kinds of molds.  Milk cartons, Pringles cans, plastic boxes, plastic cookie trays, silicone muffin and cupcake pans, silicone cake pans, rubber ice cube trays, wood molds, silicone lined wood molds.  I've used cow's milk, goat's milk, vegetable purees, honey, salt, beer, colloidal oatmeal as additives.  I've used a variety of colorants and fragrances.  I still have a nice collection of fragrance and essential oils and I want to get more! 
I've had a lot of fun making soap these 2 years and I plan on continuing to have more fun!

Monday, March 12, 2012

3/13/2012 soaps

Apricot Freesia, Fresh Bamboo, Vanilla Pear, Raspberry Truffle

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Videoing my soap curing cart

So I've decided to try my hand at videoing my soaps.  I'm hoping it will be easier and quicker than trying to take photos of everything.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Making soap

Finally getting some soap made again!  It's so much fun!! 

Recently I've made several batches of soap.

Lily of the Valley
Clean Type
Passionfruit Papaya
Dream Type
Acai Berries and Satin
Kazi Kazi
Acai and Mangosteen

I used different molds and colorants.  I'll have to take some photos and post them. Maybe I'll try making another video.  Hmmm...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm in the mood to soap!

Well, what shall I do for my next batch of soaping?  I have a bunch of fragrance oils and essential oils, colorants and glitters...

I love the smell of lemongrass, so refreshing. 
Lavender is always good.  Soothing.
Lily of the Valley...
or maybe a fruity scent...  Passionfruit Papaya
or Turkish Mocha

too many choices. 

It also doesn't help that I haven't picked a go to soap recipe either.  They all feel about the same to me, so I just need to pick one and stick with it.