Thursday, February 25, 2010

making batches the same

Made a new batch of Summer Medley soap this week. I work really hard to try and make each batch as close to the last one as I can. The one on the left is the new batch and the one on the right is the previous batch. Pretty close right?!?!

I think consistency is important but I also don't like having to take new pictures for every batch of soap if I don't have to :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

the day that changed my soap business

There is always some turning point in every business where things really start to take off right?

Well for me I can pin it down to one point in time and that was when my Forbidden Fruit soap won the Yummiest Soap bar contest on The Soap Bars blog. Crazy how time has flown by since that contest. Thanks Joanna for having that contest all those years ago :)

So what was the turning point in your business?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

made my own mold design

below is the design I made

So been playing around after getting some great tips from the Soapylove book. I tried my hand and making my own design for making soap using clay and stamps. Wanted to continue with a modern design style that I had used last week with squares so I tried circles this time. I was playing around with how much of the darker color to leave on it and have some better ideas for the next round. This one is a Lemon Pound Cake/Lemon Drop blend.

Finally finished my tax paperwork today so now I can get back to making more soap and I will be updating my long neglected main website very soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

new 7-up soap!

Made a new batch of 7-up type soap and I changed the design from the last round but I did keep the bubbles on top still!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

dug up some old stuff to make new stuff

So if you have been following my blog for a long time you know I test lots of things to make and many I never end up selling for one reason or another.

So remember back to these Air Fresheners(see pic) testing days I had a large collection of cookie cutters in different shapes. Well I got a new silicone soap mold that is going to allow me to put some of those to use again. I almost sold those cookie cutters all off awhile back because I wasn't using them I am sure glad I didn't.

Today I made a batch of Turkish Hazelnut Coffee soap that I then used my coffee mug cookie cutter on. They game out pretty nice and weigh almost 5 oz each! Can't wait to dig around the cookie cutter bag and see what I decide to use next.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chocolate Bath Bombs

Made a few bath bombs for an order tonight one set in Chocolate and the other set is Summer Medley(very light green color). I have found that using a box with shipping peanuts works best not to get a flat side while the bombs are drying. :)

Also posting the Wildberry Zinger Tea ball soap that I made over the weekend. Need to get the photo area up and get some good pictures of those still.

I have 2 new soap molds coming in the next day or so then I will be working on some new designs and scents. I am trying to keep working on using up all the fragrance oils I have on hand.
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