Friday, December 23, 2016

Ginger Lime Loofa Bars

Here's a picture of the very first batch of Ginger Lime Loofa Bars, now you have 5 scent choices! Will be listed on thr Etsy shop later today. :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ginger Lime

We have loved this scent forever so we have our Honey Beer Bars as well as our Loofa Bars in this scent.
I love it when you guys love a scent as much as I do!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Down-sizing

So the move is done, I would never have believed I could make a tiny studio like this work but it does! I think down sizing is good, we went from a 3 bedroom house to a 1 bedroom cottage. We donated a lot of things that we really didn't need, it's amazing the amount of things you collect!

For a long time we've wanted to be back in Downtown Antioch, but I didn't think we could make a small studio work, I've been spoiled and have had a large studio for a long time. The picture is of when we were moving, it was wall to wall stuff!

I have always been a big believer in using vertical space, I really got to put it to the test! Happy to say everything works out and the coolest thing with a small studio is less walking! :-)


Thursday, August 18, 2016

ch-ch-changes

So one of the most cool things about being a small business, as my folks would say, is you can "turn on a dime". That means I can change packaging, design, products or anything else pretty easily.( See a new product pictured)  Being small I get instant feed-back from my customers too, and they WILL let me know what they think! That's a good thing, I am making these for my customers to enjoy so I want to get it right.

The thing I am tweaking a bit at the moment is my business model. I have focused so much these last few years on online sales, and I will continue to do that, additionally, I am going to work on obtaining more wholesale accounts, as I have in the past. I feel like I can reach folks that maybe might not find me any other way.

Another thing that's cool about being small, is I can do this from anywhere, which is a good thing as we will be relocating soon!

Small is a good thing!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Mica

So I was playing around on Pinterest, imagine that, looking at soap stuff, as if I can't get enough soap! Anywho, I came across this different technique that I had to try. You use the silicone mat used for fondant ( picture 1 ) and cover the raised areas with mica ( picture 2 ) and then you get picture 3! I am pretty happy with the result, however I will use more mica next time so it's a little darker. I do love the effect, do you like it?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Dogs 4 Diabetics

There is this REALLY great organization that I support and I hope you will join me. They are Dogs4Diabetics, they train and place Medical Assist Diabetic Alert Dogs with folks with insulin dependant diabetes. The dogs are scent trained to recognize chemical changes in the blood sugar. It's amazing the things that animals can do, I feel like we haven't even begun to tap into it!
Here's their website www.Dogs4Diabetics.com and their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/Dogs-4-Diabetics-7676047299/timeline/ . I hope you will take a peek and help them in this very worthwhile work.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Morphing

So all of us crazy soapmakers know that morph happens! It can be the gorgeous fragrance blend that smells like heaven when you make it, but just shy of a cat box when it's added to soap! Or, it can be the color, which will totally do its own thing! Below are two batches of Floracita, usually it's shades of pink, yellow and green. You will see the good one as well as the one where the color completely went its own way! They way to get around this is knowing which colorants will work, and which suppliers have colors that don't morph! Lesson learned on that one! It still smells fantastic! (lily/honeysuckle/neroli)