Monday, February 28, 2011
A new soap is setting up in my dining room. It is a spa soap with Himalayan Pink bath salts in the soap. This is the first time that I have used bath salts in soap. It should look interesting from the added salts, but I also added cranberry seeds to exfoliate and of course shea butter and glitter and color swirling. I love the anticipation before the soap is cut. It is like Christmas. lol
Himalayan Pink Bath Salts are found in the Himalayan mountains and hand mined. They are speckled in color and contain 84 trace elements and iron. The salt is known for it's healing powers which include the folk remedies of stimulating circulation, lowering blood pressure and removing toxins from your body. (Information from Snowdrift Farms)
Have you seen the new straws that make your milk flavored? I saw chocolate and strawberry at a convenience store this week. There are little pieces of a strawberry candy-like flavor that is inside of straws. The straws are semi-sealed at the top and bottom and allow the candy flavor to come out with the milk each time you drink through the straw. Weren't they thinking outside of the box?
Saturday, February 26, 2011
This week I was packing boxes of my products and getting other products ready for display in 2 local stores. Until this time, I hadn’t realized how pretty my products, wrap, labels, etc. were when they are placed together and spread out on the table. I have a round oak table in the area a normal person would have a coffee table. It is in front of the couch in the living room. I find that it is easier for me to use it for placing my coffee/tea cup, to photograph my products, or when I need a table to place my knitting chart as I curl up on the couch. I must confess that I eat at this table quite often too. I had a silly moment a couple months ago and I got cable TV. One of those bundle things so my son can play 360 live. I am addicted to HGTV and murder mysteries. When I can get the remote! You understand that when a male is in the home, he seems to feel that the remote is his property and he is in charge of TV entertainment. If two men are in the house, it goes to the older man. lol My table even looks a little romantic with all these items spread out on the table. On the table, my tags have pink lace ties, fragrant pink rose bath fizzies , pink bubble wrap, pink packing shred, pink tissue paper, pink calico fabric bags… Look at all of this pink! Did I ever tell you that I like pink? I know that I wear a lot of blue so I can accent my eyes, (He He), but I prefer to decorate in pink. Don’t tell me that I am the only one with a passion for pink.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I also need help with another thing or two. I found an old range that was pink. It has been outside for a while and I am sure that it does not work. Do you have any ideas on how to convert or recycle this range into something else? When I was growing up, we had a turquoise refrigerator and a pink range, or vice versa. I love those colors!
The last thing I need help with at this time pertains to bath bombs, or bath seltzers, or bath fizzies. After I made two batches yesterday, one of the batches continued to raise. It is probably a simple thing and I think I can tweak my recipe, but have you ever made them and they raised to double in size?
|glitter on top|
|see how pretty the water is|
|the pitcher running over|
I made some new bath fizzies. Some are strawberry fragrance with red glitter and some are cherry almond with pink glitter. These are such fun when you put them in water and let them fizz away.
This morning I cleaned some glitter off my shoes. I wore these shoes yesterday while I was smoothing some soap edges and I apparently dropped some glitter on them. I think I live in the right state for wearing glittered shoes. From the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy had ruby slippers. She clicked her heals together three times and said there is no place like home. Most of the time you see the slippers decorated with red glitter.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
My new soap named Leprechaun Fields is setting up in the kitchen. (about 22 pounds) One of the things I like about making soap is the unveiling of the soap several hours later. You never know for sure what it will look like. You pour the semi-liquid into the mold, you swirl colors, add other good ingredients for interest, add ingredients for your skin, and then you sprinkle the top with glitter or other goodies and it all sets up. You cut the soap and allow it to cure for about a month. Stamping an imprint on the soap allows for a little more interest and beauty. The color may change a little during the cure. I placed some sea kelp into the main color. Sea kelp sometimes adds a little green speckling as the bar sets up. There is some minor lavender swirling in the soap along with more dark green swirling and under the green glitter, you see some purple glitter peeking out.