Tuesday, February 22, 2011

On the Curing Rack: Blowing Bubbles

This soap was not only super fun to design but it's even better to smell. The fragrance is a fun, fruity blend of Strawberry, Blackberry, Huckleberries with just a hint of Pineapple, Soft Rose and a bit of Caramel.

Friday, February 18, 2011

On the Curing Rack: Watalappan

Cardamom definitely a new favorite scent of mine.  The scent is warm, sweet and spicy. A little goes a looong way.  This new soap is called Watalappan.  It's named for a a dessert from Sri Lanka that is pretty much a tropical version of Creme Brulee.

The scent is a delicious blend of Coconut Milk, fresh Eggs, Jaggery (a traditional unrefined cane sugar from India), Vanilla, Tonka Bean and of course Cardamom. Mmmm!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On the Curing Rack: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey seems to be a must have in every soap shop. It's sweet, warm and comforting.  I've tried this fragrance oil from several suppliers but the Cylliba oil from Bramble Berry is the one that I keep coming back too.  The fragrance oil in CP soap tends to be on the light side (no matter who I purchase from). This time I gave it a little more of a kick by adding Honey and Brown Sugar fragrance oils to the mix. Yummy! The scent gets stronger and the soap cures.

These bars were made with of course Olive Oil but also enriched with Goat Milk, unrefined Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Lanolin and ground Oatmeal for a mild exfoliation.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chai Tea Cold Process Soap

Another delicious fragrance from Bramble Berry.  I added a bit of a Vanilla FO that I had from Sweetcakes to this to add a bit more buttery notes and to ensure that I got a nice dark brown color on the soap. 

I know that most people don't like browning but for this batch, I wanted the contrast between the soap and the swirl. This is a super yummy soap.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mini Cupcake Bath Bombs

These cute little cupcakes were in my shop during the holiday season.  They're all sold out now, but I thought I'd share anyway.  The basic recipe came from Ann Marie on Soap Queen TV.   It took many, many failed attempts to finally get the "icing" on these right and I really haven't had the patience to take a day and try it all again.  Maybe I'll make some more in time for Easter.

Almond Macaroon

 Apple Toffee Buttercrunch

Polar Express

 Honey B. Harvest
(HIWTK Dupe)


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