Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Abalone and Sea


This was my daughter's color vision.   Her vision was of galaxy and it's a combination of blue, purple and white.


Blue and purple mica and titanium dioxide for white.  Scented with Abalone and Sea described as a fresh ocean scent with notes of days lily, sea spray, watery florals and musk.


Same favorite recipe which include the following ingredients: Coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil.


Poured the white base.


Poured a middle line of purple.


Alternate blue and purple soap batter.


Covered the swirls with white.


Drizzled purple on top of white.


Blue leftover soap batter.


Made a swirl with chopstick.


We were a little worried since the blue seems to overpower the purple.


Off the mold.  The purple is not as prominent but still visible.


Off the mold.


They turned out pretty good.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Peppermint


Peppermint essential oil was used to scent this red and white delightful soap batch.


Tilted the mold for the striped tiger swirl I was planning to do.


Only red mica and titanium dioxide for white to color this batch.  Used the same ingredients, Coconut  oil, Olive oil, Rice Bran oil, Palm oil, Mango butter and Castor oil saponified with lye.


Started with red soap batter poured on the edge of the mold where it is tilted.


Then goes in the white.  I was able to do this swirl and had it photographed since my kid is home.  


Poured the red and white alternately until I was satisfied with the stripe look I got.


Placed the mold flat on the table.  


Covered the stripe with red.


Piped the top with the rest of white and red soap batter.


Off the mold.


Finally cut.  My son did most of the cutting with this batch.

I am very happy with the result.  My daughter said, I should not stop making soap again since my design technique is getting better.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Holiday Berry


Scented with "Holiday Berry" described to be a blend of ripe raspberry with orange zest and warm musk.


I decided on red, green and white for holiday.


Poured the white as the base.  I used the same recipe I have been using recently which include, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Mango Butter and Castor Oil.


Dropped most of the green for some green swirls.


Layered the red on top and drizzled it with some white.


Drizzled the leftover green.


Swirled the top using chopstick.


Off the mold.


Finally cut.  Each bar is different in a way.  I love how these turned out.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

White Christmas


Scented with "White Christmas" a fragrance oil described to be a blend of pine, fir needles, cedar bark and eucalyptus.


Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Palm Oil, Mango Butter and Castor Oil.


Adding lye to the oils and butter.


Blend until batter is thick enough to pour. 


Poured batter into mold.  Main soap batter is not colored in any way.


Dropped swirled with white melt and pour.


Dropped swirled with soap batter colored white with titanium dioxide.


Textured the top using spoon.


Added white melt and pour snowflakes.


Out of the mold.


Cut by hand using knife since the snowflakes made the soap taller than my cutters.  I tried to slice it as straight as I could but I have a crooked hand.

Enjoy!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pumpkin Pie All Natural Lip Balm



These are now labelled, packaged and sealed ready for shipment to their new temporary home where they will be packaged again to be part of a baby shower giveaways.


Ingredients includes Castor oil, Olive oil, Beeswax, Carnauba wax, Soybean oil, Candelilla oil, orange mica, and sweetened pumpkin pie flavor.


Pouring into the tiny tubes, holds 0.15 oz. each.


What a production.  My challenge is always in the labelling and it took me hours to finished sticking labels and sealing off the tiny tubes.  But they are worth all the work.

I hope the host of the party and recipients of the giveaways will love them.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Autumn Spiced


The vision for this was pumpkin pie with autumn leaves.


Leaves were made from melt and pour soap,  Colors used for the cold process were activated charcoal for black and red, brown mica mix for the pumpkin.


Mixing lye with the Coconut oil, Olive oil, Rice Bran oil, Palm oil, Mango butter, Shea butter and Castor oil.  Scented with Spiced pumpkin fragrance oil.


Poured the pumpkin batter as my main soap color.


I had hoped to have the black go into the soap deeper but it started hardening faster than I thought.


So I swirled in the color using a spoon.


Gave the loaf some texture using spoon as well.


Added the leaves on top.


Tried to space the leaves equally.


Out of the mold.  


Finally cut.  

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