Friday, June 25, 2010

New project!

Wow I had a very long morning running a friend of my around from one side to the city to the other but it was worth it!

Anyways I told myself since the weather is over casted and ugly I must do something with my soaps. So I grated a few old bars of soap and got them in the double boiler and add some water and EVOO. I decided to try and make sugared scrub cubes.WEll to my dismay it is harder than I though and how people explain how to make them. Now found my recipe about 1-2 years ago and only wrote down a short version of it so I had ot emprovise and Im not sure it was all that good. So this is what I got. A big glop of pink soap that smelled very nice> I use a purfume based fragrance called Pretty by Elizabeth Arden. Oh man does it smell so good. So I had a cupple of small molds that I use and had to actully glop it in and press it down cuse it was not soupy as the directions had stated. Well needless to say it got done and I guess you can say they turned out okay! Hopefully!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Schools out!!

OMG school has been out for over a week! I just can't seem to get things done. My house is a mess and I have not made any new soaps. I know I said I would made at least 2 soaps aday but I just can't seem to get motivated to do anything! I think im burned out and need a recharge.

Anyways I working on my website and trying to finsh that and keep my kids out of my hair. They don't like to go outside; they are not nature kids. I been waiting for the weather to get warm enough to take the kids to the swim park and I think today it is at that point 97 degrees with no winds. Its hot!!

Looks like they are going to the parent for some free swimming!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What I have been doing!!
Man I have not posted anything in months!! This is my one I made on Tuesday! Its a sweet sugary scent. Not sure what Im going to call it but I have to say that I really like the way it came out. Its made with coconut, sunflower, palm kernal oil, soybean, shea, and olive oil. I use mica's and natural colorants to color my soaps and frangrace oils.

I'm not really into using essential oils. I find them too earthy for my taste. I preferr fruity, sweet candy scents. I love sweet smelling body products.

Here it is after I sliced it up!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Plain white soap made with lard

I made this one because I had not used any lard in making my soaps so I just want to see how it would come out.

My 3rd soap. Made with lard and no scent.

I hot processed this soap> I though I would be hot processing all my soap but I been viewing alot of cold processed soap with lovely swirrls. Anyways Im still searching to find a great receipe!

My second attempt!

Ok this is not that bad! Man I can kick myself! I used to make soaps years ago and I had compiled alot of recipes however when I moved about 3years ago I gave all my soap making stuff away. I mean I had a heck of a lot of stuff! But becuause I was going thur a seperation I wanted to get out and start over. If I only known that I was going to do the soaping thing; I would have not goten ride of my stuff! "Hind site is a Mother!"

So It it is my 2nd attempt! This is also hot processed, its my kitchen helper with coffee grounds!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sharing some soaps I have made

I just wanted to share some of the soaps I have been working on for the past month. I was meaning to post as I made each soap but as you know time is not always your friend. So now I have a little time to share so lets do some "Show in tell"!

My first soap I have made in 6 years. Not the pretties but it did get me started back making soap for me and my family. Its is hot processed with oils I found at the local grocery store.