Monday, July 21, 2008

Productive Weekend!

After having spent all day Saturday at a renaissance fair that Dylan's kung-fu demo team performs in, I was feeling the need to make LOTS of soap. So, Sunday I made 5 batches of CP, rebatched some shampoo soap that was soft, and made a batch of cream soap. It was a lot of fun! For the cold process soap I made them all with a blend of shea butter, olive oil, castor oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. For scents I made a vanilla, lavender vanilla, black raspberry vanilla, lemon poppyseed, and chocolate espresso. They all smell marvelous. The cream soap contained coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, stearic acid, palm oil, and glycerin. For additives I included hydrolyzed silk protein, hydrovance, panthenol, kaolin clay, and calendula petals. The calendula petals provide a light yellow color which should look very nice once the glistening sheen develops in the soap. I will post picture of all the new soap soon!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Recent creations

It seems that I have not posted pictures of all the new soaps I have made. So here are some soaps that I have made during the past month or so.

Frankincense and Myrrh Salt bars. The light green color comes from French green clay.
This one is my unscented Goat's milk soaps.

This soap was specifically designed for sensitive dry skin. It was made with neem oil, avocado oil, castor oil, evening primrose oil, sweet almond oil, flax seed oil, hemp oil, olive oil, palm oil, and mango butter. I also included Tea tree EO and Lavender EO. It smells a bit like neem oil, which I am hoping will go away with a bit more time, but it is still a very nice bar of soap.

A new shaving soap in a slightly larger size. The soap contains bentonite clay and a blend of Bay rum and patchouli.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another treasury...I am on a roll! :)

I have been included in another treasury made up of items from members of the Mad Scientists of Etsy. Check it out here and comment!

Monday, July 14, 2008


My Kahlua Vanilla Coffee soap has been included in a treasury made by a member of the CT Etsy Team. You can check it out here and please comment so we might have a chance to be on the Etsy home page!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Grumpy Girl Soaps

Some of my Yahoo groups have been talking recently about the amazing swirled soaps at Grumpy Girl on Etsy. Check out this soap called Acid trip.

You can find a tutorial she gave on how to make these amazing 9 color swirls at Craftserver. The tutorial is here.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Yay Finally!!

After many months of finishing experiments and tweaking my paper, I was finally given the approval by my Professor to submit my manuscript to the Journal of Biological Chemistry on Monday. Now I have to wait about 6 weeks for it to get peer reviewed before I hear anything. Hopefully, I will not have to do any more experiments. So, with that project behind me I now have to finish up my two other projects. With lots of luck I will graduate this May...or that is what I keep telling myself.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Salt Bar Tutorial

I was recently asked by Joanna at Product body and The Soap Bar to write up a salt bar tutorial. For the pictures I made a Frankincense and Myrrh scented soap with French green clay. I am really loving how it came out. If you want to check out the tutorial it is now on The Soap Bar blog.

I also came across a blog about my Jasmine salt bars on E-tailer's Mall...thanks for checking out my store! :)