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.  

Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mini Cupcake Giveaways

These are giveaways for a little girl's birthday party.  Thank you "K" for the order.

Coconut oil, Olive oil, Rice Bran oil, Palm oil, Mango butter and Castor oil.  Scented with Aromatherapy Energizing a combination of fragrance oils and essential oils described as uplifting blend of lemon, garden peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen; balanced with floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, and rose.  

Pink mica and titanium dioxide for white.

Divided the batter into white and pink.

Poured pink as the main mini cupcake.

White for frosting.

Sprinkled with pink jojoba beads.

Hope visitors to this princess party will enjoy these soaps.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Spiced Pumpkin

Although the weather is still undecided.  We are officially in the Autumn season.  This batch is scented with "Spiced Pumpkin", described as fall spices blended with amber.  My daughter said "it smell sooooo yummy".

Coconut oil, Olive oil, Rice Bran oil, Palm oil, Mango butter and Castor oil.  

Colors used were titanium dioxide for the white and I mixed brown, red and yellow for the pumpkin color.  The fragrance oil contains vanillin so the soap will eventually morph to more brown in color.  The white batter was not scented so it will stay white.

Divided the soap batter into two, white for piping and red brown for the main soap.  

Poured a layer of pumpkin.

Sifted a layer of Hershey's cocoa powder.

Covered the cocoa powder with another layer of pumpkin then sifted a layer of activated charcoal.

Black activated charcoal layer.

Covered the black with another layer of pumpkin.

Piped middle line of white.  

Second line of piped white.

Third line.

Piped the rest of the white batter.

Out of the mold.  Showing the activated charcoal and cocoa powder line.

I love how the piped white soap batter behaved and stayed where they should be.

Hope you enjoy these spiced pumpkin soap.

Thank you for dropping by.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gingered Bergamot

Attempted another butterfly swirl.  This batch needed a little more imagination to visually see the butterflies.

By placing the ends of the soap side by side, you get to see some sort of butterfly silhouette.

As pictured above my butterfly was a no show at first.  After watching other soapers' pictures I noticed that most of them took pictures after placing the bottoms of the soap together.

 Scented with "Gingered Bergamot" described to be citrusy notes of bergamot and freshly ground ginger, sandalwood, cedar, Indian patchouli, and sweet basil.

Oils used were Coconut oil, Olive oil, Rice Bran oil, Palm oil and Castor oil.  Butters were Mango butter and Shea butter.
This batch was swirled by a tool I made from drain pipes with a straw as seen in the picture above on top of the white mold.

Colors used were white (titanium dioxide), yellow and green mica.

Poured most of the white.

Made a green line.

Yellow above the green.

Green batter on top of the yellow.

With the straw on a drain cleaner tool, I tried to make a butterfly swirl.   As seen in the finished picture above, I ended up pushing the colors down instead of swirling them

Above picture was taken after the swirling.

Covered the swirl with another layer of white and drizzled leftover yellow and green on top.  The batter was hardening so I was in a  hurry, I forgot to take picture of the drizzled yellow and green.

Swirled the top in a figure of 8 pattern.

Off the mold.  

And it's cut!  Happy Soaping!