Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fenugreek Soap

These soap were made exclusively for a friend Jacque.  She was told about "Fenugreek" and its benefits and she decided to come to me to make her vision into a reality.   

These were made using ingredients provided by Jacque which include the following Coconut oil, Palm oil, Olive oil, Castor oil and Sweet Almond oil and Fenugreek herb.  The batch is unscented since we wanted to see  how it smells naturally for now.

This was my first time to hear about the herb and so I did my own research and found that it is very good for the skin and hair as well as other health benefits.  Here is an article from webmd.   The only drawback is that it is not recommended for pregnant women since it may induce contraction.  But is good for breastfeeding mothers who want to increase milk production.

Some countries use it as medicinal herb to help with ailments, others use it for cooking, drink it as tea and so many others.

If you would like to try  these soap, just contact Jacque.  She have all the soap with her.
Thank you.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Baby Boy Shower Giveaways

These are for a baby boy shower giveaways.  It started out great.   Everything went perfectly as always.

The color combination were just as planned, blue stars on white mini cupcakes and I drizzled some tiny stars to make it more decorative.

Then I noticed the white part changing into tan while it was curing and remembered that the fragrance oil "Bubblegum" and "chocolate"  used have a lot of vanillin.  

The white turned tan and the blue stars went darker.

I tried painting white over the tan ones but it does not turn out as it was originally, so I left the others tan.

After the shower, I got a call from the friend "B" that a kid tried eating these.

Failed 2018 Soap

This batch cracked.  Since I can now feel the air getting cooler again.  Hopefully, this batch would be the only failed batch for the year.  I may have measured something wrong or the change in the weather made my soap behaved differently.  The swirl design is just as I wanted it, but the texture of the soap was not how it is supposed to be.

It started out just as envisioned.

Used the same recipe but tried to make this batch more colorful with purple and green.

Baby Boy Shower Giveaways

Giveaways for a baby shower.  I love making mini cupcake soap,  so fun to make and these batch turned out just as I planned them to be.

Lemongrass Verbena

Lemongrass Verbena fragrance oil described as an enticing blend of citrusy refreshing lemongrass and leafy green verbena blended with a hint soft vanilla.

I added yellow and white to give a little contrast to the fragrance oil which contains a bit of vanillin and thus cured into a shade of tan.

Notice the tan.  It is now even more prominent but with the contrast it is ok and the whole batch still smells enticing.

Thank you.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Green Camouflage

Scented with Shave and a Haircut fragrance oil.  This batch was made for a realtor.  These green camouflage soap will be her giveaways for her male clients.  Hopefully they will come back for more.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Body Butters

Modified my body butter ingredients a little since it is getting warmer and my first body butter recipe melted when left a container in the car one warm April day.

Although I highly recommend not leaving the body butters in warm space, this new recipe contains beeswax which is known to be very beneficial to the skin and will keep the body butters a little firmer.

I love the process of making up a recipe, adding and weighing the ingredients and trying to make the final products look and feel pretty.  That is why most of my products have more ingredients than what is necessary.   They are all natural not synthetic and will give additional benefits to the skin.

The body butters below contains,  Shea butter, Mango butter, Avocado butter, Coconut oil, Avocado oil and beeswax.

Cocoa body butter has an added cocoa butter, Unicorn poop is added with Unicorn poop fragrance oil and Lavender is added with Lavender essential oil.

Cocoa Body Butter
Unicorn Poop fragrance oil Body Butter
Lavender Essential Oil Body Butter