Sunday, October 28, 2012
This is the start to finish. The "baking" will take 7 days to 2 weeks. This soap has a white "frosting" of natural yogurt and a cake of oatmeal and mango butter......grapeseed oil, distilled water, and 7up pound cake with extra vanilla*.
I stirred the frangrance oil into the soap while in the mold for a swirly effect. Future batches may have the vanilla stirred in directly for a solid effect. I'm still playing with the process.
The vanilla turns the soap brown or shades of brown. I'm depending on that fact to make this work. Vanilla discolors soap thereby avoiding the need to use a colorant.
When done curing....and yes, it is a melt and pour soap that claims no curing is needed--but the discoloration still needs the curing time....it should look like a chocolate cake with white frosting. I'm curing this soap exactly the same as I. Would a cold proccess soap with the final discoloration in mind. I will be adding pics from time to time to show the discoloration effect.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Watch "541. Nails polished, and a bit of randomness." on YouTube and i picked a really pretty but pale pink. This color will make my nails look longer until they actually are.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Watch "540. Crown twists" on YouTube this is a simple 5 mins hair style...gets the hair out of your face and is suitable to wear to church, work, or out an about. Ive gotten many complements on it and a request to show how its done....so here ya go!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
NOW LISTED! Check links at the bottom.
Kaya's Softness, Mel's Favorite, Kaylan's Beautiful Skin, and coming soon Peachy Passion, Earl's Elite and Mom's Mango. These are named and formulated for the folks that inspired its creation.
Kaya's Softness: goatsmilk, yougurt, grapeseed oil...unscented, lavendar sage, and peach scents. Kaya's Softness was based on my need for soft skin even though Im sensitive to a lot of stuff...this does not break me out. The unscented smells like a glass of fresh poured milk...literally. very nice...very subtle. I use it on my face. The scented versions I use on my body.
Mel's Favorite: Clear base, lavendar, peppermint and vanilla.
Kaylan's Beautiful Skin: olive oil, grapeseed oil, vanilla, lavendar, fresh bamboo and white grapefruit.
Peachy Passion: will be based on the needs of Peachy ...my babygirl.
Earl's Elite: will be based on whatever Earl says he needs in a soap.
Moms Mango: its in the planning stage, the base is mango butter, there will be moisturization and oil reduction properties, and there probally will be no scent cuz mom doesnt like a bunch of scents.....the sellable varities may.
These are all cut to weigh at least 3oz and will sell for 5.00 each.
Kaylan's Beautiful Skin
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The new batch...goats milk base for all. One has olive oil base chunks and fresh bamboo and white grapefruit scent. One has no extra scent, one is fresh peach, and one is lavedar sage. All have base of lavendar and vanilla. This is called "Kaylan's beautiful skin"
My soaps are now listed on eBay, Kaylan's Beautiful Skin is found here:
Kaylan's Beautiful Skin
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Look at the wonderful gently used things you can find on ebay! I was in need to replace my lost claw weights...12.00 each... new. I typed in bond usm claw weight....and this lot showed up...2 claw weights, 3 clamps, 2 braces, 4 keyplates, wax ring, needle cards...all 5 (4 green, 1 yellow) and an entire set of transfer tools, the latch hook...etc. total cost was 15.50 and 11.14 for shipping. So for the cost i would have paid for 2 claws....i got literally 75.00 worth of stuff. Click here to see all the
knitting machine stuff from ebay I got.