Friday, April 27, 2012

Nature's Garden

 A new batch of Nature's Garden's ready, I've added Mango and Shea Butters to enrich it, coloured it with oxides and micas and fragranced it with essential oils of course:)    Another faux funnel pour, I'm really loving this method, no two soaps look the same, but they all look so pretty. 

Colours, colours, what colours will I use next? so many to choose from and I sometimes get confused as to what colours go with what, but so far I've been happy with how they've turned out and colours in soaps seem to be very forgiving, most blend together nicely.   I seem to get more excited about using colours today than I did back 7 years ago when I first started.  But that's got to be a good thing, right?   well that's what I tell myself anyhow, I'm just not too sure if my hubby agrees with me lol.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I've been having a play with my soaps again, it's as good as changing the furniture around:)  They say change is as good as a holiday, well I don't know about that one..... I really think I'd rather the holiday thank you very much, but a change it has to be.  Vanilla and Spice now is a striking pink and brown number, the brown is coloured with Vanilla essential oil and I've added cocoa powder to get it nice and dark.  I've added heaps of Shea and Cocoa Butters to it, so it's going to feel, oh so good on the skin.  I love the feeling Cocoa Butter gives to soap. 

this is what it used to look like this:

and then before that, this one was coloured with red and green clays. 

Talk about totally different, but I think the new pink and brown is my favourite so far, although I do still like the middle one as well and knowing me, I could still very well go back to that down the track.

This is the new look AloeVera Soap, coloured with beautiful Mica and a sprinkling of green clay. 

and here's the old one, coloured with green clay, which looks a bit faded and greyish looking, it didn't look quite as bad in real life.   I'm definitely liking the Mica one better, the green mica looks so much nicer I think, but that's just my opinion:)