Friday, July 15, 2011

More rebatched or handmilled soap

I think I don't mind rebatching at all...
yes, it is sort of more work, you make a batch and it doesn't come out the way you want it and you know you have to cut it up, throw it in the crockpot etc....but you don't have to deal with measuring oils, additives,gloves, ...it is more relaxing  and the bars don't look bad at all, I can't even tell the difference.


The same rebatch, but two different molds



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

" girly "soap and" manly soap"

rosepetals and lavender buds



oatmeal soap
anise, peppermint EO,firneedle and sleepy time

Failed goatsmilk batch

I was very excited to try out my new mold.I never made 5 # of soap before.
When I added the milk to the batch, BUMM...the batter turned almost  solid immediately, I had just a little moment to get it in to my new mold .
It's always a little disappointing, I wanted to make this pretty, yummy looking, 2 colored soap and ended up with something else.
I through everything in the crockpot the same day,and at the end, I made a nice soap.
It's smells great, I used Lavender,lemongrass,rosemary,chamomile EO and the oil was infused in chamomile tea for a while.Great soap for babies and sensitive skin.




Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My garbage finds

Love to find stuff on the curb and bring it home.Sometimes I have to fix it up a little.
love the retro look

A trunk, I color washed

Antique mirror

chabby chick wicker chair

My, I call French desk
My dream one day would be, to own a gift shop. I could sell my soap and beauty products,the things I find and fix and lots more....
shelf

Monday, June 13, 2011

Withdrawl

I did not have time to soap lately, well I was making M&P soap,but I want to make the OTHER soap.
I just got Olive oil from Sam's club,and will order some more castor,palm,palm kernel and coconut oil from Columbus and pick  it up tomorrow.
I will have my first bazaar at my friend's work , see how it goes. I tested every soap I made and only sell the ones I really love.....
I still have to lable and wrap most of my soaps,yikes.
All my kids are home from school for the next 3 month, that makes soaping a little harder, since my 6 year old needs constant attention.
The teenagers are fine on their own, I just need to drive them around.
Wednesday, they will start driving school, that is very scary :(.
I also have to continue painting the house, tend to the garden,shopping, cleaning it never ends.When DO I have time to soap????



Monday, June 6, 2011

Cold process versus melt and pour method



There is no, one is better than the other.
Both methods come with their pros and cons.
If you need a gift in a short time notice, you can make a beautiful soap in a few minutes with M&P soap.You can make wonderful designs,they feel and smell great.
So, yes I do like to make M&P soaps once in a while.I just made some yesterday and I have many more to go......

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My first few soaps.......

Very light Almond
I believe everybody can remember their first soaps.The moment you cut them and they turn out nice...you feel so proud, that YOU actually made them :)


Hazelnut/Vanilla

My very favored
Oakmoss/Amber...
This soap is made with lard and very creamy, love it....