Sunday, September 21, 2008


The dragon is scented with English Rose, the body of the bar is Dragon's Blood (what else)?

I want to do at least one more batch of these, but I'm torn on combo. I'll be going with either green dragons (in Moroccan Mint) on dark chocolate backgrounds (scented to match) or white dragons (in Jasmine Dreams) on bronze background (in Nag Champa.)

Of course, since I have more base on the way, I might do both... but I want to make sure I have homes for them first.

I need to go through my molds sometime soon and start figuring colors and scents.


Yep, got some more martians done too. This time, colored with green ultramarine/super pearly white mica and scented with Grass Stain (yes, it smells just like a freshly mowed lawn. YUM!)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Martians are coming!


Scented with Lychee Red Tea FO, each ship has a mini martian who just wants to come out and play.

Biggest problem is that you can barely see the martians peaking out from the porthole on the rocket ships. I have a feeling that the two you see in the background are the only two who are going to be blasting off with crew. The saucer armada will be growing...indeed it will.

I just discovered that Organic Creations no longer carries my translucent base. Looks like I'll be moving to Bramble Berry's clear base and/or shaving soap base for that once I run through the last eight pounds of my translucent. And yes, I checked... as long as I don't get the bulk base, my glycerin soaps will still be SLS free.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Shells, take two

No, really, don't take two...That won't leave me with many. :-P

Second attempt. Still have areas of improvement.Just so you have an idea of scale... and I do not have small hands. So, Krystalle, they are just a tad bigger than the Godiva chocolates. *grin*
Same scents as the first batch (which I really should have posted the first time):
Predominantly Sea Moss on the surface layer and main body.(Orchid, Jasmine and Violet with supporting notes of Ozone (air), Sandalwood, Musk and Moss.)

The brown layer is Spiced Mahogany (Italian Bergamot, Apple Wood and Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Cedarwood, and Oakmoss, Cardamom, Vanilla Bourbon and allspice.) Ann-Marie's instructions (Actually I think they are PJ's, but they were on Soap Queen) called for the Sensuous Sandalwood, which I don't have. This was a recommended substitution. (I really really really hope the amount of Cedarwood is minimal enough not to cause Carl problems. Otherwise, he's going to have to stay hands off. Allergic reactions are NOT welcome. Have to cut a sliver of the left over soap in this scent and have him do a skin test.)

The white streaks (and layer) are Gardenia.

I still have enough scented base for the first three layers (which is one of each scent) to do at least another batch. Trying to figure out what will blend with them for the main bulk of the bars. Maybe Vanilla?

This will teach me not to try a new technique in the wee hours of the morning when I'm struggling with sleep dep.

They came out nice, but they coulda been better.

I miss my regular camera. Still "stuck" with pictures on the cell phone.