Saturday, September 27, 2008

Layered Soaps

Making layers in soaps can be fun, even if a little tricky. The Rainbow soap is my first four layer soap in a while. I was testing some new colours and love how they turned out. Rainbow soap is scented with a fragrance called Happy which seemed very fitting.

Tipping the mould on an angle can be a great way to layer soaps in a more dramatic way. The soap on the left is Carrot and Buttermilk, scented with Orange and Cedarwood essential oils One side is made with carrot juice, the other side with buttermilk, a very thin layer of oxide seperates the halves to give visual lift. The other soap is Lilac, inspired by the different colours these sweet smelling flowers come in.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Love Spell

This one is a bit over the top, LOL! A pink-red base , swirled with purpleand sprinkled with fairy dusted topped with a red heart dusted with red mica. Do you think it is too too much?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Passionfruit Cup Cake

A younger, hipper friend of mine has been suggesting for some time that I start a Blog or a Facebook page to help promote my soap business and I have taken up her suggestion with this Blog. This same friend listened to me lament a failed attempt to reinvent my passionfruit cupcake and she suggested the following colour combination - I love her concept and hope you do too. Thanks "P" for some great ideas, maybe I should put you on commission LOL.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Coffee Cupcake Soap

Here is Saturday's Coffee CupCake soap unmoulded. I found these coffee bean moulds on the web catalogue of my favourite silicone mould maker (in the US) and just had to get them. After they arrived I set about designing and making this gorgeous soap, scented Turkish Mocha - a spicy, complex coffee scent. I can see this appealing to quite a few caffeine addicts I know!
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Cupcake soaps

Sunday was Father's Day, so the kids and I let their Dad sleep in. This gave me the chance to photograph my new-style cup cake soaps.Here are a few shots, some are not as well-focused as I would like, but will give you an idea of how they are looking.
From the Top: Chocolate, Fairy Cake, Blackberry, Pina Colada and Raspberry Violet.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Observatory Hotel

I was delighted to be asked by The Observatory Hotel, Sydney to supply single use versions of our Tub Treats, Bath Oil and new Bubbling Bath Milk for their Romantic Rendeavous package, all in our Romantic Nights scent. Sourcing special packaging was great fun, and I knew I had it right when I found the cutest frosted jars for the bath milk, they pulled the whole look together.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Blog

Hi soap friends, this is my first ever blog post.

Today my usual market was rained out, I will really miss seeing my regulars for another month. So I have been looking for things to do with my suddenly free day. My favourite thing to do with any spare time is making soap! Today I have made a Coffee Cupcake soap, I'll post a photo later, it will take a day or two for the coffee colour to come through properly.

Yesterday, I made everyone's favourite cupcake soap - Strawberry Shortcake. The little strawberries are made of M&P soap and the rest is CP soap of Olive, Palm, Coconut, Castor Oils and Cocoa Butter, scented with Brambleberry Strawberry FO. A few weeks ago, I worked out how to pipe the soap icing and have been busy perfecting my technique so that it looks just like whipped cream or butter icing, yum!