Monday, November 17, 2014

The Verbena of My Existence

The evolution of a soap...Lemon verbena is one of my most favorite scents. It's soft with a hint of lemon and flowery essence with a buttery-like finish. I never design this soap the same. Come to think of it, I almost never design any of my soap scents the same...This soap is part of a holiday gift set I'm planning. It will be a variety of lemon scents. Pics to come...

I decided to keep the design simple this time.

When I was young and fancy...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'ma Nerd

You know you're a nerd when gel phase excites you!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

I Am Here...

And I'm still making soap. Sorta...I miss my soapmaking friends. Nobody blogs anymore :(

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Another Castile Soap

Another Castile soap…scented in essential oils of lemon, sage, and ginger…Again what is Castile soap? It is soap made with a formula of 100% olive oil-meaning no other oils or butters were used in the making of this soap. This soap is still so friggin soft even after 3 days in the mold! I steeped some grated lemon peel in my lye solution to give it a sunny yellow color which of course you can’t see cause I didn’t angle the soaps right duh…I sprinkled the tops with some dried calendula.

I’ll have to let this soap cure for at least 3 months-just in time for the holidays. I’m hoping it will be rock hard by then…

Monday, July 7, 2014

It's Loofahpalooza 2k14!

New year. New look...I love putting "stuff" in soap lol and loofah is one of my faves. The grocery store near my job was selling footlong loofah's for around $4 and it was divine intervention because I swear I was looking for loofah on Etsy and other suppliers. Score!!!!

Anyway, this one's about as all-natural as it's gonna get-no coloring and scented with litsea cubeba (May Chang). It's very sweet with a heavenly citrus aroma almost like a flowery orange for lack of a better description. I love it! Yup, that's about all I can say...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Big Damn Chocolate Bar...Soap

 This is one of my faves because I'm a lazy soap maker (meaning I have no patience for intricate design and pattern). It's so easy-no frills, no fuss, no pomp and circumstance...This soap mixture really reminded me of whipping up cake batter. I added real cocoa powder to my soap oils, then whipped til thick. I used a proprietary blend of chocolate fragrances, then poured into my mold. To keep the soap from looking too "ordinary", I whipped it to a very thick track so I could create swirlies on top. And that's it...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cherry Blossom Kiss V2

So I made some soap...Cherry Blossom Kiss. I went a little too heavy on the colorant. I wanted a pinkish tint, not a full-blown red. It smells dee-vine though:)