Saturday, 21 June 2008

Soapy stamp

My new soap stamp arrived , and its great. I have tried it out on a few of my plain bars and it looks quite smart although I need a bit of practice. It is beautifully made by a company in the States called Soap Impressions. It arrived so quickly too, they were more than helpful.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Etsy site

I am setting up an Etsy shop, and must say it is quite a nice pastime, although quite addictive as I keep seeing lovely things made by other people and then I am off at a tangent looking at things to buy. Ages later I realise I have done very little to the shop, that I set out to do! Have had my first sale also through Etsy and so I am very pleased! I hope the recipient likes the soaps as much as I loved making them.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Spanish holiday

We are going to Spain for a few days, so any soap making is now on hold for a short while. And the more I look at the salt bar the more it remembles a breeze-block so I am impatient to try another, maybe in pink this time to counter the breeze block memories. But it will all have to wait now till our return. I hate flying to the point of hysterics so have that to contend with, valium at the ready.......

Monday, 16 June 2008

Salt bar

Here are the results of yesterdays soap making session, I wasn't sure I liked it last night, but I woke up this morning and changed my mind. I used an organic oils sls free base for the soap and added shea butter in the white layer, then rough sea salt in the top layer.The fragrance is a blend of four essential oils and smells great, its geranium , clary sage, litsea and a touch of cedarwood, it is a suitable scent for a man or a woman . I am not sure whether the colour works but I do like trying things that are different.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

A day spent soaping

Today I have the first day off that I have had for what seems like a long while. My business is rather a seasonal one, with June and July generally being rather hectic, so today is a lovely luxury day and I am going to enjoy it!
I plan to take my labrador for a good long walk along the canal to see my ponies, before it gets too hot, as the sky is beautifully blue at the moment and maybe the weather is going to be gorgeous today.
After that there are a few jobs to do around the house and garden......but then I shall make soap, and that is what I am really looking forward to, as I plan to make a salt bar today. That is all I know at the moment, and we shall see how I get on.