Saturday, October 25, 2008

Little Munchkins

I made some pumpkin soap and oatmeal, milk, and honey soap a couple weekends ago. When I was finished filling up my wooden loaf mold, I still had a bunch of soap left. SO I decided to try out some new molds. I think they are adorable. I have not decided if I should sell these or include then in orders as a free gift.

Oooh I have a good idea! How about a give away for one pumpkin and one OMH soap. Make a comment on this post and I will randomly select a name on Friday.

The top two photos are of the pumpkin soap and the bottom one is of the OMH soap.

New creations

Well, these are actually a month or so old and I just never got around to posting the pictures. So here we go with some soap porn for you all. The first one is gingerbread smells delicious! It turned a nice creamy brown color from the fragrance oil. This next soap is a new batch of one of my regulars, Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey soap. I decided to leave out the titanium dioxide so that the soap would be a bit more "natural". It turned out well, it is darker than previously as expected, but I am still debating if I should put the titanium dioxide back into the recipe.
This pretty little soap is scented with geranium rose and colored with pink clay. I think this will make a great soap for Valentine's Day gifts.
This last soap is scented with bayberry and colored with ultramarine blue. This is a nice holiday/winter scent.

New soap pictures!

This first soap is scented with coconut lime verbena. It smells amazing, this is probably my new favorite scent. The green swirl was made with a green oxide.

This next soap is scented mulberry. This is part of my winter seasonal soap selection. Again this one smells really great as well, I have always had a thing for mulberry. The color is from a mix of oxide, ultramarine, and clay.I re-designed my succulent pear soap from the half-circle shape to the regular bar shape.
The long awated pumpkin soap. I mixed in 3 oz of pumpkin. I love the color this turned out and the fragrance oil is to die for!
This last soap is my apple pie soap. I colored it with a mix of red and pink clay and sprinkled a little cinnamon and glitter on top of the soap.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New products in the works

I tested out another batch of hair conditioner today. I made some scented with tango mango and the other scented with ginger. Both smell really great! I added panthenol, silk protein, honeyquat, and dimethicone to boost the benefits for your hair.

I also made a small batch of oil-free body butter. I am still trying to figure out the benefit of this type of body butter: oil-free verses made from oils. Any one know why people would want one or the other? I have to say I am really impressed with the body butter. It is very light and absorbs very quickly.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Updates on website

My website has gotten a makeover! It still needs some work, but at least it now looks like a Ladybug Soapworks store. It is up and running for those who would like to purchase some of my soap. Check it out here:

Please feel free to give me any suggestions on the site.

I have also added a few new soaps to my etsy store. :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Soap and scrub

Just whipped up a batch of pumpkin soap, using real pumpkin, and a batch of jasmine salt bars. I changed up the salts in the salt bars to a fine grain from the medium grain and I think they look better. I am also working on a double batch of oatmeal, milk, and honey soap to replenish my stock and for a custom order that wants an entire loaf.

I have also been playing around with my pumpkin cream soap that I made a while ago. I finally got it to the thickness that I like. I want to make some of the cream soap into a scrub, so I have been testing out different ingredients. I tried raw sugar, sea salt, luffa, and jojoba beads. The sugar turned out fantastic. I scented it with brown sugar FO and it is really to die for. The salt seemed to "melt" into the soap and turned it very thick--too difficult to use. The luffa and jojoba beads would probably be good for a facial scrub, but they just didn't do too much for me. I may try out some exfoliating waxes, apricot kernal, aluminum oxide, or synscrub spheres. I think I will stick with the sugar for the body and test out some of the other options for the facial scrub.

I will try to get some photos of the new soap up tomorrow.
Hope you all were able to enjoy the beautiful day!