Monday, 26 October 2015

Happy Hallowe'en

I haven't made Hallowe'en soaps in a few years, but I needed a thank you gift for some co-workers, so I made these Jack-o-lantern soaps. The scent is chai spice, which is perfect for fall.

Do you celebrate Hallowe'en?

Monday, 19 October 2015

There's never a bad time for popsicles

Because I had an excess, both of the bath salts and soap bits, I had to find ways to use them up. Soapy love is known for its popsicle soaps and they always look so fantastic, so of course I had to try my hand at making my own popsicle.

The embeds worked out rather well in the popsicle, giving it an almost Mondrian effect (I think), but the bath salts didn't fare as well. I thought I could just pour them in as a layer, but of course that doesn't make sense. The salts have nothing to adhere to, and when removed from the mould, just fell apart.

I put some of the salts into a soap base to see if it would work better. I ended up with this Frankenstinian popsicle instead. For now I've stopped trying, mostly because I ran out of popsicle sticks, but I am determined to try new patterns in the popsicle mould because 1) it's fun and 2) popsicle moulds make for very interesting designs.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

To help you relax

A co-worker recently had to take a leave of absence, so our social committee asked people to contribute to a care package for her. In addition to chips (because we always give to others what we want, right?) I made some relaxing bath salts. I scoured Pinterest for a relatively easy recipe that would use whatever ingredients I had on hand.

This is a simple recipe of Epsom salts, Himalayan pink salt, baking soda and rose petals. I enhanced the scent by adding some baby rose FO to it. Although most people would say that lavender is the soothing scent, I thought I'd push the rose theme and to me, it's comforting without making you crave chocolate.

Bath salts

What's your favourite way to relax? Is there a scent that helps you mellow?

Monday, 5 October 2015

Moulds, moulds everywhere

Like most soapers, I like to try and see mould possibilities in everything. This time, it was the husband who brought this to my attention and thought it'd make for a good soap mould. I couldn't agree more.

The first one I made was done with some leftover soaps which I'd heated too high, so that wasn't worth including here. These ones turned out much better. Both are scented with peppermint cocoa FO from Crafter's Choice. I figured that's a good gender neutral scent.

Do you see soap in pretty much everything in your daily life?

Have a great week!