Friday, April 20, 2012

A little bit of Spring Soap Porn



I haven't been posting much lately, but I have a good reason...I have been making soap!  Wedding season is in full swing, and I have been making mini cupcake soaps for quite a few showers.  I love working with customers and customizing soap for their special day.  It is so much fun.  The last couple of weeks has been dedicated to making soap of my own design for the upcoming Berry Fest here in Roseville, CA on Mother's Day weekend.

I have made a couple of salt bars.  This one is White Ginger and Amber made with rice bran oil.  I really love this scent, as it is a departure from the scents I have been using lately.  I also made a pure white salt bar scented with Lemon Verbena.  Each of these bars of soap is around 3.5-4oz. in weight.  I have found that a smaller bar is great with salt bars since they last such a long time.  I have at least one more scent planned for this week.



These are the two cupcakes that I created for the Berry Fest.  the first is a new version of Sweet Strawberry.  The second is Sweet Meyer Lemon.  I made several versions of these: mini cupcakes, large cupcakes, cake slices, and petit fours soap.  I will post some pictures of everything after they have cured.  It was quite a chore to get everything arranged on my curing rack. :)




Today I fit one soap in before I was called to the school to pick up my daughter after she fell and scraped both of her knees.  This one is Plum Tea.  This scent has just the right amount of sweet combined with floral.  It is made with all my typical oils plus rice bran oil and shea butter.  I will try to write another blog post this weekend with pictures of this soap out of the mold.


I have a new favorite floral this season.  Lilac is a very feminine scent with a perfectly powdery finish.  I saw a really cool cake a few weeks ago that inspired the layered look of this soap.  I think it is the perfect soap for Mother's Day.



I also actually made one for the men.  This soap, named "5 O'clock Shadow," has a very rugged scent that combines leather FO with cedar essential oil.  It is masculine to the extreme. Like all my shaving soap, it has kaolin clay with the addition of activated charcoal for color.



I have a couple more non-soap projects up my sleeve that I plan to make in the next couple of weeks.  Hopefully I will have time to keep up here too!  Thanks for stopping by...

2 comments:

  1. They are all so gorgeous, Ann!! Love the "cake" layered soap. And the cupcakes are just darling! Even the men's soap has a fun design!

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  2. Thanks Amy! I have been so swamped with custom orders lately, that it is nice to just "play" a little. :)

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