Tuesday, August 21, 2012

.When you have a lemon, make lemonade!


I was trying some advanced layering techniques with new colors and the results were icky. The soap was ashy looking and brittle and an all around mess...yuck! It just kept getting uglier and uglier! Every time I saw it curing, it made me sad and since I always want a new soap project, I decided to rebatch. This required me to shred the loser soap with a cheese grater, melt it down and re-pore it is a mold. I added milk, powder milk and a bag of spiced cinnamon tea for smell and texture. The scent sure has stuck, much to my husbands dismay. It is called Energy and is one of Bramble Berry's most popular scents, but he thinks it smells too much like Tang. I am happy with the results and think this will now be a usable batch of soap!!! Yeah for 2nd tries.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Recent Soap Bars

 Christmas Soap, scented with spicy, citrus notes.
 Christmas Soap, scented with spicy, citrus notes.
 Oatmeal, Milk and Honey
Tea Tree shampoo bar

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Here we go!

 The Lion, Leo

The Rose, Somerset

The soap

It's official! I have a soap blog! I have been thinking about it for months and now that the kids, who have inspired the name of my soon to be soap company, are napping, I have time to make this happen!

My son's name is Leo, which means lion in Latin. Leo is almost four and a half and an amazing little boy. He is smart, funny, handsome and mischievous. He came out of the womb feisty and is a challenge, but what an extraordinary person he is.

My sweet Somerset is nearly 2. She is sweet and nurturing, but she knows what she wants and will make her needs known. She is cuddly, silly, smart, funny and beautiful. She will break many hearts some day. Her middle name is Rose, so she represents the rose in my company's name.

My family is my everything, so it only makes sense that I would honor them in the naming of my business. I promise to only make the best soap, with the finest of care because it represents my heart and is made with 100% love.