Sunday, May 31, 2009

tooo many fragrance oils

I am back!! Just got my computer back and it is virus free now. Just have to get all my programs back on it now and then work on rebuilding all of my websites then I can get back to soap making.

Thought I would show a few things today first up is the batch of Basil Nectarine soap. This was the scent that won the poll, but I didn't feel my colors came out all that great see pictures. So I decided to chunk it and try again and my redo didn't come out any better. Guess I just need to start fresh and try that scent again.

Next up I thought I would show the reason why I have a hard time picking what scents to make next. I seem to have an addiction to fragrance oils! Now mind you some of these came in my bag from the convention and to top it off it doesn't help me that there is a candle supply company 1 mile from me! Not all of these are skin safe but maybe you get the idea of why I go back and forth on what to work with next. I seem to have them stashed every where in my house :)
Got my new digital camera this weekend!! Now I just need to read the book some more then I will be taking all kinds of great pictures of my soaps so stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

still hacked :(

Well I didn't seem to stop the hackers they attacked again and got all 3 websites I run(not my etsy one). I think I have a virus or something on my computer that I just can't get and trust me I have tried about 10+ programs. Or they are hacking the server I am still testing to see how they got in.
Looks like I am either going to have to reformat my computer this weekend or just buy a new one(it is getting old anyway). So I may not be posting until I get everything back up and running. I do have new things to show but just not time to work on getting them ready to show. well I am off to backup all the stuff on my computer......
oh and this is a reminder to everyone else when was the last time you backed up? you never know when a problem will happen right?!!?!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Love spell soap version 2

So this weekend I did manage to make a fresh batch of Love Spell type cp soap. I decided to change the colors up some by adding some green mica and oxide. See the first picture for the before and the 2nd picture for the new version. Both versions include black jojoba spheres for light exfoliation.

On another note I tried to go buy a new digital camera this weekend but the HUGE camera store was sold out as well as another branch they had. Not much else open on Sunday's so there went my plan to work on new pictures all weekend. :(

Going to try another melt and pour batch of soap just trying to pick the scent like normal. Also need to fix my not so great colored batch of basil nectarine, I see chunk soap in the future for those I am thinking!

Friday, May 22, 2009

English Retreads

English Retreads

So since I have no soap to post just yet I wanted to do a shout out to a great business. About 1.5 years ago I got the best purse I have ever had the best part is it is made out of recycled tires. This purse has been great it has held up great and all you have to do to shine it up is use some Armor All on it, you sure can't beat that right?

This store was started out of the need for a purse that wasn't made out of leather yet is still durable. I am so glad I found this purse and the best part is if it ever breaks or has problems they will fix it. They have lots of great products so go check the shop out!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


So I know it looks like I slacked this week and didn't post anything new, but I had a small problem this week that took up my free time. Some hackers got into my main website and had put in malware. I am pretty good at html coding but it took some work to figure out what they had done. I am blacklisted at google until they come back around to review me again to see if the malware is gone. I was able to fix the problem and so far haven't seen any new problems. Just a waste of my time this week!

Hey on a good note I have a 3 day weekend so I hope to make lots of new soaps until I run out of supplies that is :P

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Coconut Lime Swirl

Sorry for no posts this week had a ton of stuff going on in my life this week and just didn't get around to soap making or blogging. Back on track today! I made the Basil Nectarine soap that won the poll, my colors were meh. I will try to post a picture of them on sunday. I had tossed back and forth on what colors to make it and I am not sure I hit on a good combo.

So batch 2 for the day was one I was really looking forward to trying out after watching The Soap Queen how to swirl video . So here is my attempt at the swirl she showed, still needs some tweaking but I was pretty pleased on how it came out. This is scented with Coconut and Lime with green and white mica's.
By the way is my new blog layout ok? or should I go back to the old one? get another new one?

Saturday, May 9, 2009


So much like I did with etsy I signed up for artfire and never bothered to set up my shop until last night. I already got an order so not only do I have my first order on artfire it will also be my first order going to Australia! Guess I shouldn't have waited so long to set it up right!?!?!?

Winner of my which scent to soap next seems to be Basil Necterine so watch for that one soon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sex on the beach

Well trying my hand at figuring out how not to have blending colors using melt and pour soap. I figured it was a better idea to get the hang of it on small bars before going to a full log. Getting the hang of it better but still needs more work. These are scented with Sex on the beach, finally getting some use out of all the random sample scents I have around here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Head on over to there is a review about my new soap sampler pack.
Also keep an eye out on looks like a review will be coming on this blog as well.
I made a few new soaps last night and I will work on getting pictures up later tonight. 1 more day on my what scent to soap next poll!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tangerine Essential oil Glycerin Soap

Well here was what I worked on this weekend. Did my first attempt at log Glycerin soap! I used the Tangerine Essential Oil from Brambleberry and some neon orange gel tone color.

I had planned to try my hand at making swirls but as you can see I am pretty far from having a swirl going on. I don't think I let it cool enough so when I poured the clear and the white together it just made all white. So then I was on to plan B which was going with the layered look.

I will have to attempt the swirls again, just need to decide what scent to make next. So help me out and take the poll to the right so I can figure out what scent is next.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spaceship part 2

Well the longer ship still needs works but the smaller ones aren't looking all that bad. Now to rush to the post office and get them going to the kids cause they can't wait!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Spaceship 1

So I was playing around more with melt and pour soap making. I started the UFO soaps for my niece and 2 nephews, I will be placing the aliens in them tomorrow night and will post more pictures of the final product. They are scented in Strawberry Fields, as close as I could get to Strawberry Milk which is the scent my nephew wanted :)

I also made 3 massage soaps scented in the Tangerine Essential Oil that I got from The Soap Queens give away. I made them orange with a middle layer of white mica. Can't wait to test these out cause they smell great and I have never used a massage type soap.
More soaping planned this weekend after I get some house cleaning done. So check back this weekend to see what I made.....
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