Saturday, 30 June 2012

Soap Samples

I have started to make little bundles of soap samples, each bundle contains 6 soaps and are tied with white/red bakers twine

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Pink Salt Soap

I have tonnes of pink himalayan salt in stock and thought i would make a floral soap topped with it.

This is a cocoa butter based recipe, pink clay has been swirled through the soap to give it a feminine appearance.  Essential oils of ylang ylang, bergamot and grapefruit were added.  The essential oil combination made the mixture seize slightly so i had to quickly pour the mixture into the mould. Lastly the soap was sprinkles with a genourous amount of pink hymalyan salt.

Goats Milk, Oat & Lavender Soap

One of my favourites 'Goats Milk, Oat & Lavender'
Goats milk is super nourishing for skin and creamy.....i just cant seem to get enough of it :)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Cinnamon & Vanilla Soap

On one of those days where i was fantasising about cinnamon pretzels from Brent Cross shopping centre, I decided to make Cinnamon & Vanilla Soap. 
I am addicted to anything sweet with cinnamon.....cinnamon pretzels, cinnamon whirls, cinnamon caramelised this soap was going to have that sweet sugary touch to it.

Cinnamon & Vanilla Soap is made using a cocoa butter recipe,  fine ground cinnamon is added which gives a nice warm brown colour, cinnamon and vanilla essential oils are added to give that warm cinnamon pretzel scent i love so much. I sprinkled raw brown sugar on top....a bit too much i think, some of it caramelised but most of it is still nice and whole.

Cinnamon & vanilla soap is fully cured and is listed in my Folksy shop.

Spice Soap

During Christmas i made my first batch of soap with bay leaf essential oil and it smelt divine, really spicy, aromatic and festive.

Since it was such a good seller i decided to make a similar soap, i was also trying to go for the 'old spice' scent and try to cater for the male market.

This is a cocoa butter based recipe and the red wine colour is from water infused with madder room. The essential oils added were bay leaf, cinnamon, clove and orange.

Spice soap is fully cured and is listed in my Folksy shop

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lemon Soap

I LOVE LEMON's scented with lemon, may chang and citronella essential oils.  I have added lemon peel as a natural exfoliant and it gives a lovely golden speckled look....rather homely :)

Lemon Soap has finished curing and is listed for sale in my Folksy shop.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Lavender Soap

Lavender Soap has been coloured using olive oil infused with alkanet root.

This soap has finshed curing and is listed for sale in my Folksy shop

Gardener's Soap with Poppy Seeds

My Gardener's Soap has been a big hit at fairs but i felt  it needed a change.  The original soap was scented with lavender, rosemary, tea tree and lemongrass essential oils and i added calendula leaves for its soothing properties and yellow strandy appearance.  I had also added pumice to my last few batches but the gritty sandy texture i wasn't keen on.

My new 'Gardener's Soap' is scented with lavender & rosemary essential oils, its a real refreshing scent which I'm loving.  I was unsure on the colour...light brown or green, so i went with green since its more of a garden colour, and it was achieved using green clay.  Poppy seeds were added for a nice gentle scrub, its one of my favourite natural exfoliators that i love using in soaps, and i have had lots of positive feedback on the poppy exfoliating soaps.

During curing the tops were slightly white with soda ash so i immersed the tops into a bowl of boiling water to dissolve any whiteness and this also gave them their shiny appearance.

Gardeners soap has fully cured and is listed in my Folksy shop