Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday Morning

Oh for a quiet morning, kids sleeping, fresh perked coffee and a stroll around Etsy :-) gotta love it!!!!!!!
A few new soaps for an upcoming Market :-)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Melts are such fun!!!!

I have been making candles for about 14yrs now and have never before dabbled with Melts for the oil burner..............until just recently that is and what fun they are :0) I am hooked. Off to make more......

Monday, June 14, 2010

Isn't it great when......

You not only discover a fragrance that soaps really well but also smells amazing. Well This Lemon Verbena is one of those fragrances. Recently I bought a few oils from Sweetcakes and I am delighted with those that I have soaped to date :0). I am not great at describing fragrance but this is certainly no straight lemon scent it is softened somewhat with what I would describe as delicate florals.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Black Tie Affair Revamped

Last week I had a container of Activated Charcoal arrive and I am totally in love with it, it is so deep and totally muted shades of Grey with this stuff and oh those additional benefits to the skin as well :-). I have stock go into the Incube8r store on Saturday and I am really excited, I think this will be a great learning curve for me. I am a total lover of fragrance but of late have felt the growing demand for EO mixes. It gets me to thinking that maybe sales will be better with a mix of both Manufactured fragrance and Essential Oils on offer. To date I have only used Peppermint EO and Lime EO and love them both :-) I always come out of the shower feeling really invigorated after using my Hemp and Lime EO Soap.
This latest soap was supposed to be a swirl but the fragrance sped up on me and I ended up pretty much having to dump my black part on top of white that was quickly setting up. So I got a coathanger and just swirled it arond then sculptured the top a little..................wasn't sure what on earth it would look like but was quite pleased with the outcome................Going to make another batch up next week and hopefully I will be able to replicate this look.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lost two photos :-)

The other day when posting about swirls I had uploaded three photos but only one appeared on the posting so here I am giving it another go :-)
Did it :0) Two men fragrances here first is Green Tweed from Elements very yummy and the second is Southern Gardens Burberry for Men and it sticks forever. I have soap made with this fragrance from Nine months ago and it is as strong and fragrant as the day it was cut :-) . Off now to do a Pop mica swirl with a new fragrance I have which is a dupe of Vera Wangs Pink :-). I soaped a dupe of her princess a few weeks back and it really is beautiful. Oh how I love fragrance..............Staff at work tell me that they always know when I am working as they can smell the soaps as they walk past the office door :-) At least I am smelly in a nice way LOL