Sunday, May 26, 2013

Beer Soap

I made a batch of beer soap some time ago and was very put off by the smell. I decided to give it another try since I had purchased some alcoholic beverage fragrance oils. I helped myself to one of my husband's beers and there was no turning back. Unfortunately, despite adding a considerable amount of Oatmeal Stout fragrance oil, I still only smell the icky smell I remember from my first attempt. I will stick it out and see if perhaps it will become more pleasant as it cures. Here are pictures of today's soaps.

Blackberry Jam

Cucumber Cantaloupe


Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Oatmeal Stout Beer Soap

Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Soaps

It's been quite a while since I made soap, so, today was the day. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out the way I planned. I wanted to try to delay the browning effect of fragrances which contain vanilla, so, used a vanilla color stabilizer for the Chocolate Covered Strawberry loaf. For some unexplained reason, when I added the fragrance/stabilizer to the soap, it turned bright yellow. I wanted it to be creamy white.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Cucumber Cantaloupe

Rosemary Eucalyptus

Friday, May 24, 2013

Biker Theme Baskets

I was asked to make two baskets to be used for Chinese Auction at upcoming biker events. This is what I came up with.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Gift Baskets

Making gift baskets is an excellent way of putting together a collection of your finest products.  Here are pictures of a recent basket I made.