Monday, March 15, 2010

Chocolate Sugar Scrubs are here

I have picked out the best fragrance for the chocolate sugar scrubs. It doesn't need much fragrance since I put actual chocolate in it which makes it smell a little. But they are so nice on your skin. I am really excited about these. I think they should be a big hit. They will be ready later today. Definately worth a try.
I have also made a new batch of coconut bath fizzie balls. They smell so good. I am going to be making a batch of soap with this coconut fragrance. It smells like being on a tropical island. I love it. And my little guy keeps walking up to the bath balls and wanting to smell them. He is so cute.
We are getting ready for one of our spring shows. We are only scheduled for 2 right now. I hope the weather holds out and we have lots of traffic. It has so beautiful here lately. I have been trying to take advantage of the spring coolness. I know in only a few weeks that it will get hot and humid and the nice weather will be gone.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Sugar Scrubs

I am so excited. I am working on adding Chocolate Sugar Scrubs to my line of sugar scrubs. I have been wanting to do this for some time. I love the scrubs that I make now so I am only trying to add cocoa powder to them. They turned out great but you can't really smell the chocolate until you use it. So, I have ordered and received 3 different chocolate fragrances that I am going to try in the scrubs to see which one has the best chocolate fragrance. This is going to be fun since I love chocolate.
In other exciting news: my newest big seller of soap is Hardwood Musk. It is one of the best men's fragrances that I have found. I also have women buying it because they like the fragrance too. I might even make some bath fizzies for those men that like to take a bath or two. We will see.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Beginnings

I have been so busy lately with getting lots of new soaps and fragrances worked out. I love this one fragrance called Burning Desire. It started out as a candle fragrance and everyone has loved it so much that I have incorporated it into my scrubs and now I have made a soap out of it. I have made it bright yellow and orange swirl. I am excited about it. It will probably debut at the Katy Home and Garden show at the end of the month. That will be the first show of the new year. I can't wait to post pictures.

I have also made Pink Grapefruit soap. It smells very energizing and refreshing. This one will be debuting also at the Katy Home & Garden show. It is made with real Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil. I have made it in the sugar scrub also and I love it.

Bed time now. I'll try to catch up soon.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Looking Ahead To Making Liquid Soap

Looking ahead is really exciting for me. I tend to think in the future and not at all in the past. But I have been wanting to try and make some liquid soap for a while now. I have been making cold process soap for a long time but, there is something scary about trying something new like this. I know that once I get the hang of it that it will be as easy as bar soap. But It does scare me. I think it might be because it is a whole different process. It could be that it takes the better part of a day to make a batch. Then thinking about spending all day and the batch possibly failing. I need to stop thinking like this and jump in there and do it. So I have decided that later in the week I will take the plunge. I am wanting to get that first batch done. I think I will even put pink grapefruit in to fragrance it. Can't wait to try it .

Monday, September 7, 2009

Whipped Sugar Scrubs

Testing is completed and finalized for my new sugar scrubs. I can't wait to get them packaged and ready to sell. It is a whipped sugar scrub that can be made without fragrance in case of allergies. I am really excited about it. I have been working on this recipe for quiet a while and love using it. My skin feels so soft after I wash it off. It is a great product.

My first fall show is this Saturday, the 12th. I am ready except a few wraping of soaps and labeling of powdered bath fizzies. Also my bath salts. I think this is the most I have been ready for a show. Sometimes, actually everytime before a show I get nervous and ask myself if I have enough products. So far I have not sold out. But I do wish I would. I hope this show is a great one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Find, Starting to get ready for Halloween

I am kinda excited. Today I found a skull ice cube tray for Halloween. I plan on using it to make some white skull soaps and then embedding them into some clear glycerin. I love Halloween. And I think this will be a fun little project. I have some other soap molds that I need to make for Halloween. One with bats, one with a witch, and another with a pumpkin and a cat. It is starting to feel like fall season. Actually, it is still 92 degrees outside; but inside fall is in the air.
My first Fall show is on the 12th of this month and I am looking to do pretty good. It should be a big show and the sponsers are a womens club. Just my kind of people. My little boy, who turns 5 tomorrow, is helping me get some of my glycerin soaps ready. He loves to put the color into them. And he likes to pick out the fragrances for the kids soaps. I love having an official tester so close to home. I wonder if he will still want to do this when he is a teenager? At least I get a chance to talk with him while I work on soaps and other stuff. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I just hate when I have a fantastic fragrance and I can't make it look fantastic in soaps. I have made soap twice with this one particular fragrance and both times it misbehaves on me to where I can't make designs with it. So the only thing I can do is make it purple, which is what I wanted only with a white strip through it. But, I must say the fragrace is wonderful. It stays with you after you wash with it. It is a blend of two other fragrances that I have. I call it Zen. Just because it is a relaxing and tranquil scent. I do love it. I will market it soon. But I just had to tell about my frustrations.