Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tiggy's "Pirates" Handmade Cold Process Soap

Through the wonderful world of blogging, I was fortunate enough to come across an extremely talented soapmaker named Tiggy who is the owner and creator of Future Primitive Soaps.  I'm sure that many of you are already familiar with Tiggy and her beautiful rustic creations inspired by the English countryside.  I am so in love with her original essential oil/fragrance oil blends. 

One of the very first soaps that I received from Tiggy was an aquatic/ozonic type bar called "Pirates". 

I chose this soap because I was so intrigued by story behind it's creation, the scent description and how perfectly her design captured the essence of the ship that inspired it.

Unfortunately, Tiggy discontinued this soap.  BUT, she was kind enough to pass along the fragrance blend to me to recreate the soap.  I suppose, I could have done a different design, but part of the soaps appeal is the design so I decide to carry on the design as best I could.

It's funny, because although she gave me the exact fragrance formula, it still only smells like a very good dupe!  I still have a piece of my original bar and it's sooooo close...but just not quite a perfect match.
Regardless, this was so fun to play with and Tiggy was super sweet to let me try♥

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Blowing Bubbles" Handmade Soap

So I've decided to give Blowing Bubbles yet another makeover.  This design was mostly Brandon's idea.  He wanted me to try something different with the soap ball embeds.  

Still using his overall color scheme and design, I decided to make the embeds a ball within a ball.  Though I'm sure that someone somewhere in the world has done this before, I've never personally seen the type of ball before, so it was very fun to create.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Posh Petals Handmade Cold Process Soap

I'm not sure if I've stated this before, but I'm am not a fan of floral scents.  For me they are too overpowering and perfumey.  However, due to customer demand, I've been venturing into the world of florals and have found several that I honestly really like.  One of which is called Posh Petals.  It is a lovely fragrance that is mostly rose water but also has some light citrus notes along with pomegranates and aloe.   

I've tried some new soap colors for this batch as well. The pink portion is mostly Pink Kaolin Clay.  I was afraid that it looked more red than pink so I did add some pink mica to it.  The black portion a Activated Charcoal and the bars are topped with dried Rose Petals.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's been too long...but I'm back :0)

My poor blog has been sadly neglected for several months now.  Business has slowed down a bit, so this is good time to get back into the swing of things.  There are many batches on the curing rack right now, but I'll start with sharing a batch that I call "Pishsalver Potion".  The name is inspired by the Drink Me elixir in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.  The fragrance is actually a scent called Purple Hooters which is a super fruity blend of grapes and berries. 

Pishsalver Potion


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