Thursday, June 14, 2012

Check out the new website we are working on 
over @

You can view our soap, body products and eco-friendly designs.
learn more about them and go shopping all in one place

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Coffee Scrub Soap in the shop 04/28

Coffee Scrub
Olive oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, Castor Oil & Cocoa Butter
cold process soap

Made with triple brewed organic fair trade coffee &
fresh ground coffee mixed in.  A creamy lather
sure to get rid of any stubborn garlic 
lingering on your finger tips.

lightly scented with mocha java fragrance.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Coffee and Chocolate Soap ... Yum!

Here is my latest soap from last Thursday.  I was excited to try out some new ingredients.  This is my normal base with a few yummy items added into the mix.

Coffee Soap
I used triple brewed organic fair trade coffee in place of the lye water.  
I also added in fresh coffee grounds in the mix for a little fun and exfoliation.
The lye water was mixed outside due to the stinky factor :)

Olive, Coconut, Shea, Cocoa and Castor 
organic fair trade coffee
5% Superfat
Scented with Mocha Java FO 
from Camden Grey.
It has gotten much darker on the curing rack, can't wait to share a new photo

Dark Chocolate Soap
Olive, Coconut, Shea, Cocoa and castor
72% organic fair trade dark chocolate
5% Superfat

I'm a little worried about the chocolate and whether or
not it will stain on a light washcloth. 
I was hoping for more of a mix of colors in my swirl

Thanks for looking!
I'll add more photos a little later :)
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Herbal organic balms and salves

Here are some items I've been having fun with recently.  I started making diaper salves, vapor rubs and other balms for myself a little over a year ago.  I was giving them to friends and really enjoyed using them and had some great feedback.  So I've decided to let my online crafty friends test them out for me so I can add them to some other items I'm working on for a craft fair.

I infuse my oils in organic herbs with a cold infusion process that takes about 3 weeks.  I use organic fair trade ingredients whenever possible.  I also get most of my oils and my organic essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.  Love that place!!

Here are some photos from my progress over the last week:

A collection of some finished items.
The diaper salve is in the glass jars

Here are some of the herbs after their pressing

Here is my Knitters Balm oil and my Calm Balm oil
I love the different shades the herbs give

A few Balms from tonight cooling off

Thanks for looking.  I can't wait to get them labeled and pretty!
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

4 new soaps with natural colorants

I had some fun Tuesday night with my natural colorants and various pouring techniques.  The colorants came from Soap Making Resource.  I love that place!!

Olive, Coconut, Shea, Cocoa, Castor.
5% superfat

Colorant:  Activated Charcoal.

first poured the non colored soap portion, about 2/3 at medium trace
High pour with the colored portion and
then ran a spatula up and down 
and back and forth in the mold

Olive, Coconut, Shea, Cocoa, Castor.
5% superfat

Colorant: Nettle Powder
Scented with Lime EO and Coconut FO.

First poured the non colored soap portion, medium trace.
At mid to thick trace I gently poured the colored on top.

Olive, Coconut, Shea, Cocoa, Castor.
5% superfat

Colorant: Indigo
Scented with Lavender and Patchouli EO

First poured about 1/2 of the non colored portion in to the mold
Then a light pour with the spatula over top of that
stuck the spatula in the mold after pour and jabbed a few time
up and down.

Olive, Coconut, Shea, Cocoa, Castor
5% superfat

Colorant:  Madder Root Powder

In the pot swirl
Poured 5 dots of red into the soap pot.
Dragged the spatula from one spot to another
poured into the mold.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Super Cute Market Bag

I found this really cute pattern over @

I was searching all over to knit a market bag and I came across this free pattern, I'd love to try it out

Check it out here:

and check out her new book here

I'll be sure to post pictures of my finished bag!!

- Marcie
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Soap Making Saturday - Gradient Salt Bar

Gradient dyed Salt Bar scented with Sea Fresh and Coconut and a batch of my basic recipe unscented.

On the left is my basic bar unscented.  It is a little sticky when un-molded.   But it creates wonderful creamy lather and even though it is unscented smells very sweet and yummy.  A+

On the right is my poor salt bar.  I was soaping late at night, I knew I had to cut this within a few hours.  I waited two hours, still to soft to un-mold.  I fell asleep and woke up to a crumbling mess.  I managed to get a couple bars cut.  I will try this again...

It was also supposed to be a gradient blue/green color using spirulina and woad powder.  that didn't work either.  The dark line is cocoa powder.  I also do not like the scent.  I found I am not a fan of fragrance oils, major headache, as in they stink!   I'll try to stick to EO's or unscented bars from now on.  Oh well it happens!  Can't wait to try again.

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