Friday, August 21, 2009

Mediterranean Sea Glass

Here is my newest soap that I just listed on my Etsy site:

"Close your eyes and imagine a trip to the Mediterranean Sea with me. Inhale the clean scent of sparkling, clear blue water, a sweet fruity aroma wafting from the tropical drink in your hand, and feel the warm sun beating down on you. As you are walking down the lovely beach you spy something greenish-blue as the tide recedes and you snap it up before the waves come crashing back to wash it out to sea. It's a piece of sea glass and the perfect memento of your trip! Now open your eyes and let the clean, sweet aroma and beautiful blues and greens of our Mediterranean Sea Glass Luxury Soap keep the day dream alive. "

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another new product- Rose Petal Soap

I am taking advantage of a creative spurt by making some new things for my shop. I was going to start a line of fun soap shapes, like popsicle and jelly bean shaped soaps but I got the urge to try my hand at wedding favors.

So I went to my favorite store today and looked around the wedding section. I found a few containers for favors but I wasn't sure what to put in them. Then I turned around and saw something I haven't used for quite a while with soap: silk rose petals!

Several years back I made single use soaps by dipping fake rose petals in clear, scented glycerin soap. When it dries you have a beautiful soap coated rose petal. Simply wash with the rose petal and toss it when you are done. They were great to carry with you or for guest soap in the bathroom. The idea is to use each one once and then toss.

Tonight I made some for the first time in quite a while and I have to admit my technique needs a bit of practice. The soap kept alternately hardening and dripping when it wasn't supposed to. But I had some turn out well. I took some pictures because who wants to hear all of this without pictures?? That would just be cruel.

This small take out container measures 2 1/2" tall, 2" deep, and 2 1/2" wide. It holds 11 Rose Petal Soaps

This container measures 2" across and 7/8" tall. It holds 4 Rose Petal Soaps. (And it was a real pain to take pictures of, lol. It looks much better in real life.)

I plan to play with the packaging a bit before I list these on my Etsy site but I hope you have enjoyed the pics!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blueberry Overload and Honeysuckle Breeze

This week is the last chance to buy the two newest scents, Blueberry Overload and Honeysuckle Breeze, at a special introductory price. Why is the last week? Because I will be listing 2, maybe 3 new scents in the next few days!

Blueberry Overload Luxury Soap- with real blueberry fibers for exfoliation

Honeysuckle Breeze Luxury Soap- Beautiful honeysuckle scent with a sweet nectar top note

Body Butter Bars are on sale in both scents as well!

The soaps are $1 off the regular price and the Body Butter Bars are $1.50 off the regular price.

Visit MY STORE for descriptions and more pictures!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sugar Scrub- It's Done!!

So last night I finished my test sugar scrub and after some tweaking, I LOVE this new product!

It is a single use sugar scrub. They are cubes that come in a jar and you take 4-5 in the shower. Crush one (they are soft and easy to smash) and rub it on wet skin. It exfoliates and while you are rubbing it turns into a lotion type scrub. Very cool. I have never seen anything like this before.

I really like this new product because:
  • I hate scrubs that leave me feeling like I have a layer of grease covering my skin and this one rinses clean with no leftover grease
  • Jars of scrub that you have to dip your hands into get gross after a while
  • My skin was soft and smooth with no need for lotion after I was done
  • I only needed 4 or 5 cubes for my entire body
I am much more pleased after trying the sugar cube scrub than I thought I would be. I thought it was going to be messy and difficult to use but I was pleasantly surprised.

Now, without further ado, here are some pictures. :)

Jar of Sugar Scrub Cubes

This is more than enough for one shower!

Tentative finished product. Not sure if I'll keep the look.

I still have some testing to do before I can list this in my Etsy shop but be on the look out for free samples of the finished and tested product. I will be sending free samples (no purchase at ALL required) to blog reader so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My First Blog!!

I am finally coming out from under my rock and joining the rest of the world. This is my first ever blog. :)

Alas, this is just a test post and I am off to keep working on a new product for my Etsy store, Sugar Cube Scrub. I will post pictures of my preliminary scrubs soon. In the meantime, feel free to visit my Etsy store at