Thursday, October 14, 2010
Who knew that soap making could be so much FUN and such a creative outlet?
Below are a few samples of what this shepherdess has been up to:
The lighter colored bars on the bottom left of the above photo are orange/oatmeal. The darker bars in the front two rows are unscented, the reddish bars and hearts are cinnamon/clove.
I've been practicing with ways of wrapping my soaps for sale.
I like this 'plain' style with brown paper and a raffia tie. Of course I'll have to make up labels with my shop name (what do you think of "Bluff Country Treasures"???) and ingredient lists. All of my soaps will be all natural and animal friendly.
This recipe is for Coffee/Mocha hardworking scrub bar.
It contains coarse ground coffee (gourmet!) grounds that scrub even the greasiest, dirtiest hands and even removes oders. I've added skin conditioning oils to soften the skin after scrubbing it clean. The chocolate, coffee and vanilla, all natural essential oils give it a mouthwatering scent of Mocha! I swear ~ I'm going to have to put a "do not eat!" label on this soap because it smells SO delicious!
Above, I have a teddy bear sitting on a "log" that is actually a cylinder that I cut from a mold that I made from an empty toilet paper tube!