Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This picture was taken just after adding sodium lactate, panthenol, and silk amino acids.
This next picture is at the end of the cook. Over the next day the soap will turn a creamy golden orange-brown.
Here is what the soap looks like now. It needs a bit more liquid and fragrance still, but I am very happy with how it looks.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am looking to see how much interest there is in a Shealoe prebuy. I get this stuff directly from the manufacturer and it is sold in 35lb increments. I think it will be around $6 per pound plus shipping to you. I use the Shealoe to make wonderful sugar scrubs. I love the way it leaves my skin feeling so moisturized. The ingredients are Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, Imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, potassium sorbate, BHT, sorbic acid. This is the same Shealoe sold at all the other suppliers only much cheaper. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in. If I can get enough people interested I will get an exact price. To give you an idea of the shipping costs, the last time I did this I was able to fit 10lb in a small flat rate priority box.
Monday, August 3, 2009
More soapy pictures to come soon!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
We have been doing a lot of yard work and I painted the kitchen and hallway. We just got some cool antique furniture for our formal living room so now we just need to furnish the sun porch.
This weekend was really fun we had a 2 day open house for family and friends to come over see the house and hang out. It was really nice to see so many people that I don't get to see that often. A lot of my family travel almost 2 hours or more to get here so I really appreciated them taking the time to come over.
On the soaping front, I have a basic set up for my soaping room, but I still want to paint the floor and walls (some areas still need walls though). I have only made a couple batches of soap since I have been in the new house, but I will have to ramp that up this weekend. My inventory is getting low. I have made a bunch of laundry soap and started selling it the CT Farm Fresh Express. They are a wonderful local food delivery service in Connecticut. I will be listing it soon on my website and etsy. I am selling 16oz and 32oz bags which is enough for 25-50 and 50-100 batches, respectively, depending on the type of washing machine you have.
I have missed you all. I will attempt to update the blog more frequently now that things at home have settled down a bit.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Shipping is from 06451 and I require Paypal.
Simple Soothings: Youth Dew Amber Nude Type 8oz glass $10
Tennesse Candle Supplies: Cinnamon Cider ~16oz plastic $10 Candle Safe ONLY
Lemon Peel powder 8oz $0.70/oz
Mint Leaf cut 6oz $0.70/oz
Raspberry Leaf 8oz $0.30/oz
Yellow Sandalwood Powder 5oz $0.70/oz
Spirulina Powder 0.8oz $3.00
Turmeric Powder 8oz $0.30/oz
Wheatgerm oil 32oz $25
Flax Seed Oil 29oz $13
Hazelnut Oil 24oz $10
Smelly Jelly Crystals 1.3lb $4.50
11” unscented incense sticks 6 bundles of 100 sticks $1.50/bundle
DryFlo (2) 1lb bags available $6.50/lb
Thanks for looking!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Finally, since it has been sooo long since I last posted pictures I will tease you with some new items that will be listed in my store soon. The first is some Pumpkin Pie Cream Soap. This is the real stuff...real soap not the foaming bath stuff.
This is Lavender Shea soap made with lavender essential oil. I brushed the top with mica so that is has a nice sparkle.
This red hot soap is cinnamon scented.
Lavender bath oil. Made with turkey red castor oil so that your tub does not get slippery. Turkey red castor is a water soluble oil.
Patchouli roll-on perfume.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I will soon be releasing shealoe scrubs and whipped shealoe butter, so keep your eye out at ladybugsoapworks.etsy.com and ladybugsoapworks.net for the new products! I will post some picture very soon...I promise. I know the blog has been lacking lately on pretty picture. Must find a way to get my awesome boyfriend to take some pictures for me! I have had some cinnamon and eucalyptus mint soap waiting for pictures for over 1.5 months!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I finally got around to replacing my OLD laptop. This new computer is running vista, so I am trying to figure out all the new things it can do. I just spotted the Windows live writer for blogs and thought I would test it out. Any one else use this program to update their logs. Do you like it? Okay lets see if this posts!
Monday, January 12, 2009
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