Tag Archives: moisturizing soap

Jersey Shore, this is how I do it….

24 Apr

I know many of you are dying to know how I make the ever popular,

JERSEY SHORE soap.

So I figured what the heck why not just show you how I make it.

Check this out:

Boy, it really has been a loooooong time!

19 Apr

Today I decided to make a batch of

*JERSEY SHORE*

It’s a soap that smells exactly like:

The Jersey Shore (even looks like the ocean and has shells)

 if you’ve been there you know what I’m talking about -and if you haven’t THINK Hawaiian Tropics.

I have been making soap for 10 years (couldn’t make it for 2 1/2)I figured it would be like riding a bike…HA, the joke was one meeeeeeee…..

Never in a million years

 would I have thought I would have encountered SO many problems. —

(from now on: notes, lots of notes, and I mean lots of very, very, very detailed notes.)

I have written many notes that I thought were great the only problem is they’re on the first maybe second batch and then I never added it to the computer software. Dumb Dumb Dumb. But a lesson learned!



Here’s the flopped soap in the mold.

The next day when I went to go and check and this guy it was not  a happy feeling. It was the complete opposite. It was the feeling of OH MY!

Here is the flopped soap out of the mold.

It may not look that bad in the pic but believe me, It’s AWFUL! Just AWFUL! But that is okay because I remembered how I used to do it!!!!

Wish me luck on my second batch!

Woo-hoo, Valentine’s Day & Updates!!!!

14 Feb

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Oh, don’t you  just LOVE the day of LOVE! I mean really is there anything better? I don’t think so and btw no you don’t have to be in a relationship to celebrate. It’s a day to show everyone you know (even complete strangers) how them being in your presence matters. 

For me getting up Valentines morning  and seeing my soap creations works for me. Because as many of you know I’m  a positive please-er type of gu-rl. I love to make people feel good. And with my soaps as they lay there curing on the racks I know that when customers receive the bars they will be thrilled! AND to tell you the truth that makes my ❤ SMILE!

This is also a day for some updates! So here I go…..

You already know LOVE Scrub, First Snow, FRESH,  Drunken Stupor (special order) are SOLD OUT! There are going to be some happy customers just look at them!

 

 FIRST SNOW

FIRST SNOW

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DRUNKEN STUPOR

DRUNKEN STUPOR

 

 

Black Raspberry Vanilla (1 jar left click on the pic if you’d like to purchase)

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Avocado- Argan Facial Bars w/ Lavender Essential Oil PRE-Order

(Only 8 left click on pic if you’d like to pre-order)

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LOVE MY feet Callus Soap Pre-Order (ONLY 2 left to pre-order click the pic)

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AND the final update is,

I will be making LOVE Butta once again! CUSTOMER FAVORITE for helping them with dry skin. AND I’ll also be making Oatmeal & Honey Facial Soap. Again another CUSTOMER FAVORITE!

Keep an eye on the ETSY SHOP!

AND if you’re dying for me to make something feel free to contact me OR leave a comment down below 🙂

Okay well I think I’ve given a pretty good update! Thanks as always for being here!!!!! ❤

And SO it begins!

29 Jan

YIPPEE YAHOO,

TOday was the day!

For what you ask?

TOday was the day that I made a batch of soap.

*hahahaha,  caution ramble about to happen…..*

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THE first batch of soap since October 2014. YES! that is just what I said October 2014. I can’t believe it’s been that long it seems like just yesterday. But it wasn’t like yesterday. My hubby told me I should make a test batch because it’s been so long.

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Did I listen?  Did I listen?

The answer to that question would be NO! Hahaha, NO  of coarse I didn’t listen to him.  I thought well I’ve made hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of batches of soap. It’ll be like riding a bike.

You know what?

It wasn’t like  riding a bike.  Oh, don’t get me wrong. I know how to make soap but it’s the little things like how a recipe reacts in order to do certain designs.

But I persevered and got the soap done! My fingers, toes, and everything else is crossed waiting for the the unveiling tomorrow………..Here’s a preview of the top. This is FRESH and I’m hoping the inside looks just as good as the outside! What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below…..

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Why using Lanolin in Soap ROCKS! for dry skin…..

22 May

The Boonton Farmers Market  is starting June 7th, 2014. So, you know what I’m doing…I’m getting ready! This will be our third year. Wow, did I just say that? yes I did. I love being at the market. There are lots of great people!

Sometimes those people (our customers) give us reasons why they buy the soap they buy. There is one customer that gave me a lesson…..The first time she (I’ll call her Mary) Mary came to the table she asked if I had any Lanolin soaps.  Mary told me nothing beats Lanolin soap for dry skin and she won’t use any other kind. Thank God, I did have  some lanolin soaps that day because  she’s been buying them ever since.

Even though I had made some Lanolin Soaps I hadn’t really tested them out. To tell you the truth it wasn’t until recently when I had made some Lip Balms with a bit off lanolin in them. I had a test panel and one of the Testers told me that the lip balm was the best she’s Ever used. She went on to say that it stays on All Day and it moisturizes her lips like no other Lip Balm out there. (she’s a true Lip Balmer) That really peeked my interest.

So, what is Lanolin exactly and why does it Rock?

Well, I found out  it’s a waxy substance which can be called Wool Wax, Wool Grease or Wool Fat. It’s extracted from Sheep Wool….(don’t worry the sheep is not harmed in any way)

 

Eid_Sheep-coloredThere are chemical similarities between lanolin and human skin. AND it prevents moisture loss and it re-hydrates! Now, that ROCKS!!!!

No wonder that Mary and the Lip Balm Tester LOVE the products with Lanolin. No wonder Mary will only use Lanolin Soaps!

Because Lanolin is chemically similar to human skin it makes it perfect for Soaps, lotions and skincare products! You can READ more about Lanolin at Lanolin.com

****Please be advised some people are allergic to Lanolin****

Happy Hump Day! Don’t cha think it’s a good day for new Soap Pics?

12 Jun
I’ve been really busy trying to make some new and exciting soaps.
(they’ll ALL be ready in 6 to 8 weeks)
 
How do you think I did?
 
Here is:
 
GoodandPlenty1
 
Made with Aniseed Essential oil !
If you or someone you know  LOVE’s those candy treats wouldn’t this make THE perfect gift?
 
 
This One is one of my Newest Favorite scent combinations..
 
Yum1
 
 It’s made with Geranium, Lemongrass & Aniseed Essential Oils and SMELLS Soooooo Good!
With there was a smell a computer program.
 
AND
 
Lastly,
 
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This scent (fragrance oil) is a Customer Favorite!
 
 

I’m getting ready for the Spring dash Summer!

12 Feb

Before I know it Spring will be here along with Summer coming up shortly after.

So, I’ve been trying my hardest to get my creative juices flowing. Here are some pics of my newest soaps they’ll be ready in 4 to 6 weeks.(because when you make Cold Processed Soap it needs to cure)

Here’s one for the spring!

Lilac

Spring Lilac!

Spring Lilac!

 

And one for the Summer (or at least it makes me think of Summer) Tranquil tropics!

Tranquil Tropics

Tranquil Tropics

Doesn’t that soap remind you of Summer?

It looks so much better in person but I think the picture captures it somewhat.

What do you think?????

 

Just listed!

15 Nov

Good Morning!

A few blog followers were asking about my listings.

Here’s one I just listed:

This one reminds me of cutting down a Christmas tree without the Tree or the Saw.

And

It’s packed with with moisturizing Olive Oil, unrefined Shea Butter (high in vitamin/mineral content to benefit dry skin) Plus,

I’ve added Silk for a luxurious feel.

Would make a great hostess gift!

Christmas Wreath Soap

It’s FRIDAY!!! Yipee Yahoo….Some more Soaps!

5 Oct

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone has been having a Great week…

If not, don’t worry the weekend is here…YES!

I want to know what YOU want me to talk about in my posts…

If you could  leave your ideas in the comments section below. Then I’ll just write blog posts regarding your ideas. Sounds Good right?!

For now, here are some more soaps on the cure racks….4 to 6 weeks to go.

Lavender

 

Energizing

 

Pink Himalayan Salt

 

Black Hawaiian Lava Salt

 

New Soaps Listed in my Shop!

17 Sep

Happy MONDAY!

Just thought I’d pop in and show you the soaps I just listed….

CITRUS CILANTRO

 

FRUIT LOOPS