Monday, September 27, 2010

Another Sneak Peak..Yeah, Yeah, Again...

Almost all of my favorite soapers-Future Primitive, Product Body, Burnt Mill, Great Cakes Soapworks, ... have their own websites in addition to selling on a venue like Etsy or Art Fire. Why haven't I done this already? It's the best way to establish and fortify your brand, and to be the center of attention-and I like that!

So here I am bringing up the rear with mine-again. I'm so indecisive so I totally had the site re-designed with warmer colors-but I still had to have the pink of course. It's still in the rough stages (a little late for that huh?) My goal is to have this website go live on October 1st-um, that's this Friday-YIKES! So, I'll be M-I-A til then. Hopefully I can get it launched by then...fingers crossed...

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I'm very fond of sequels even if they're not as good as the original. 
For example, everybody (I'm speaking very broadly here) loves Grease, but not me. I love Grease II. I think the music was better, and I loved the storyline much better than the first one. And I just think Michael Carrington is way cuter than Danny Zuko. Sue me...

Anyway, I'm saying all that to say that Bite Me has a sequel, and it's called Bitten. It's the same delicious blackberry sage scent, but it looks noticeably different. I decided to put some fancy piping on the top this time, and I LOVE how it turned out. Once again, I botched up the color. I added too much brick red oxide, so it looks dark orange instead of that pretty berry color I had with Bite Me. See, my problem is, I am either singing or talking on my phone while I'm making soap instead of concentrating on the task at hand...

So here is Bitten-all dressed up and no shower to play in. I'm saving this one for my website launch. Til the next post...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dirty Soap

It's kinda obvious how I came up with the name for this one. It's yet another half-successful attempt at creating the chocolate line. I'm getting closer, but life's littlest accidents can turn into something unique and fascinating to behold...sometimes.

The scent is actually a very crisp and light olive blossom. I actually love the pale green color-another perfect accident (hopefully I can duplicate it). The scent seized like crazy on me, so some of the bars look extra dirty, lol. Ahhh, this one is truly full of accidents, but the soap is perfectly perfect to use. This one's made with olive, avocado, and organic palm oil and will make its auspicious debut in a few weeks!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meet Lothario!

I've been dying to name a soap Lothario. I don't know why. I just love saying "Lothario." So here they are. Okay, I need to start planning properly before i actually execute. The intent was to have one of those cutesy chocolate lines that I see on all these soaps, but, my dumb self did not get a clue-in time. I'm thinking, "Oh, I'll have a chocolate line to separate the uncolored layer from the dark layer..." But duh, you cant see the line because it's the same friggin color practically as the dark layer! I should have layered the uncolored part....dummy! Another faux pas was I wanted to make the dark layer a black cherry color because that's the main scent, but I used way to much black oxide, and I was left with this purplish thing.

With all that being said, the soap smells great! Like I said, it's black cherry with a little smooch of cassis (because I wanted to get rid of that literal drop left in the bottle). Yeah, this soap is very lotharious (yes, I made that up) indeed. Oh, and it's made with olive oil, organic palm oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and castor oil.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Like I said in my previous post, the key to a successful salt bar (in my opinionated opinion) is using a silicone mold with individual cavities. That way you don't have to line the mold or worry about the damn thing crumbling up when you slice it. I also changed the scent completely. I was not feeling the floral thing-I'm just not a floral lover at all. So....without further ado, meet the new and much improved Buffy The Dead Skin Slayer! She's gorgeous, aint she? I love her beautiful peachy exterior and her dead skin-slaying weapon of choice is dendritic salt covered in sharp, crisp bergamot with a couple of splatters of what else but blood orange-the perfect weapon for sloughing and annihilating flaky, peel-y skin!

I'm really loving this one! And it's a very limited edition. I'll only have 6 bars in stock. These are pretty hefty weighing in at almost 6 oz each. These bars are rough and rugged-like I like my men, hee hee. I will not be prettying these up. So, whattaya think?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Cupcake Soap Design

Raspberry Cream Cupcake Soap
 If you're one of my Facebook fans, then this one shouldn't be a surprise to you. I've decided to reformulate and redesign my cupcake soaps. One, I only have 1 mold for the current design, and I cannot remember where I bought it, nor can I find another one remotely close to it. And B, I wanted a cupcake that looked authentic. So here we are! Every part of this soap is made from a glycerin base, and doing the swirly frosting has been a challenge-but a rewarding one.

The new and improved (I think) are offered in 3 flavors:

  1. Butter cream Cupcake with a cherry on top
  2. Carrot Cupcake with a cherry on top
  3. Raspberry Cream cupcake with chocolate and confetti sprinkles
Now I can make more cupcakes at once, and offer them for a lower price. Shweeeeeeet!

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Fruits of My Labor...All Shot To Sh....

Happy Labor Day!

Since I had a 3-day weekend away from working for the man, I decided to take the plunge and make my first cold process salt bar. It looked fantastic in the mold (why didn't I take a picture??). It was a lovely shade of pale pink and it smelled divine-very floral and feminine. Then I cut it, and this is what I got:

Chopped and screwed soap! In my research, I read that the soap sets up fast-okay, I get that. What I didn't realize is that I should have sliced the soap immediately after it did set. After about 2.5 hours in the mold, it was rock-hard. As I cut the first slice, it literally crumbled-f#%$%! As I cut the second slice, it crumbled worst than the first-sh#%$! And so on, and so on, and so on....

Thank goodness this was merely a test batch. Lesson learned? Don't make salt bars in loaf molds. I'm sticking with my individual cavity silicone molds thank-you-very-much. One of my FB fans told me I had instant soap samples, and you know what? She's right! I'll be giving these away with every order til they're all gone, and that's about 20 orders' worth! Now back to the salt mines....

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Autumn Is For Lovers

Autumn or Fall is my favorite time of the year. The leaves change all these rich, beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow, and I just love that in-between weather-not too cold for a coat, but not exactly a time for shorts either (unless you pair them with some funky, patterned tights!) Anyway, here's my newest soap, tentatively called Autumn Is For Lovers. I'm loving experimenting with swirling melt and pour soap. There's no rhyme or reason to it-just a lot of layers..

Transform your shower into a tropical woodland forest as you inhale this deep and earthy scent with the refreshing aroma of pine cones resting on freshly-fallen leaves. Perfect for women and men alike, this soap will surely become a household favorite.