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.