Hopelessly Devoted to Soaping

Hopelessly Devoted to Soaping

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cutting Soap before Baseball!

Yesterday I had a rare weekday out of the office - it was awesome!  The
weather was gorgeous here in KC and I was able to get out and enjoy it.
But of course, I couldn't let any free time go by without making some soap.  I had to get home and get it cut before the baseball game got started - GO ROYALS!!    So, here is Good Juju and Smoke & Mirrors.

S&M (haha) is a very woodsy, masculine scent from BeScented.  It's a mysterious sexy fragrance that I hope gets richer as it cures.  Crafter's Choice Americana Red oxide is the base color.  I was going for the brick red with smoky blue swirl, but it's a bit pink right now.  I hope it darkens a little.
Good JuJu is a fragrance mash up that was created accidentally.  I usually like to try my fo's out in lotion to get an idea about the aroma before soaping.  So I had some "It's Karma, Baby" from BeScented and, although I liked it, it was too much patchouli for me.  I was in a hurry (shocker) and I wanted to sweeten it up some, so I grabbed the bottle of Loo Loo Shampoo from Mad Oils and splashed some in.  These two combined are unbelievably good together...I love it!  You get the earthy patchouli kick but with a fresh, clean spin.  It's so good, I've had several compliments from co-workers, so of course I wanted to try it in soap - so glad I did!  I also used goat's milk powder, so I hope the colors stay true...will see.  The powder doesn't seem to discolor as much as using liquid milk, which is why I prefer to use it.

This weekend I'm planning to make some more candles...because it's pumpkin season!  My go to pumpkin spice scent is from Brambleberry..
and I always sell out whether I use it in soy candles or soap.  In fact, people seem to love it year round.  It's rich, spicy but not super sweet - it's perfect!

Now I'm off to watch the rest of the ball game!  So exciting to have our home team doing so well...we love those boys in blue!

Reminder:  Good JuJu and Smoke & Mirrors will be available to purchase on 11/12/15!  

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing day! Your soaps look beautiful! =) And thumbs up/thank you on that Pumpkin Spice scent.

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  2. Thank you soooo much Anne-Marie - your compliments make me blush :) but also make my day! BB Pumpkin Spice unbeatable, so please don't ever stop making it !

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