Thursday, August 27, 2009

New soaps in the works!

I finally recieved my monsterous new supply order!! 16 new fragrances, veggie oils, flavor oils for chapsticks, seeds, herbs, and soap colors! Tons of new exciting things that i've been dying to get. :D
The day I got the box from UPS, I went through, sniffed everything, and got straight to soap making. Yesterday I made the soap you see above, scented Strawberry Kiwi Sorbet with 2 kinds of seeds, cranberry and apricot seed that has been crushed. It smells absolutely amazing! It is made with one of my favorite soap recipes using soybean oil!!

I also made another bar, scented with the fragrance "Citrus Cilantro". It's an amazingly crisp and refreshing scent, that smells like crushed oranges lemons and lots and lots of fresh chopped Cilantro! This was made at the request of a coworker, who always comes over to sniff the freshly chopped herb while I'm making foods in the morning. She's been asking about it for awhile and I finally found a scent that I really find to be perfect. It's sooo invigorating, I really love the blend!

Today, John asked me to make soap! So I took him into the kitchen and spent time telling him what each oil does, what I do with each ingredient, etc. We came up with a lovely fragrance blend together, then picked a wonderfully creamy and soft recipe to make. He measured out all the oils and water, mixed up the ingredients, and even poured the lye into the oils. He did a great job and I barely yelled at him at all! ;) Just kidding, he was great. The soap fragrance is an amazing blend of Strawberry, Cherry, Almond, and Hazelnut Cappiccino. It's so tasty, it smells like an amazing drink from a coffee house!

I also wanted to give you guys a quick peak at my brand new packaging!! The picture below is a shot of my last bar of Bergamot Orange (which was insanely popular at Hempfest! Almost sold out.) all wrapped up in the new stuff! The tissue paper is 100% recycled materials, and the raffia is recyclable paper! YAY!
The tags also have all my business info so that it's easy to reorder those bars you know you love ;)

Hope you guys are having a great Friday, and hope you all enjoy your weekend!

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Sleepy King said...

Wow great new stuff Linds! Looks like you are on your way to soap fame! <3 Cant wait to try the kiwi strawberry someday!

Whitney said...

Ohhh! I love the new wrapping.

You're amazing!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

can't wait to see that one cut :)

Kia said...

I love using soybean oil too. It's so under rated. Can't wait to see the soap cut :D