Monthly Archives: January 2013

Soapboxes and labels

I received my soapboxes and labels today, and very excited to see how well they look. Well, not sure about the labels yet, since I still need to get them lined up on the paper correctly before I can start … Continue reading

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Batch #12 – Lavender

I ordered supplies last week, so I had been waiting (im)patiently for them to arrive. Three deliveries later, and everything I need is here. So, I made soap. ūüôā I have 10 soap recipes I am going to be doing … Continue reading

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Batch #11 – Beer soap II – Island Hopper

I bought up the sampler pack from Peaks Candle not to long ago, and the main scent is Island Nector which is listed with the following discription: The scent of Island Nectar fragrance oil bursts with tropical excitement! Ripe mango, … Continue reading

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Packaging, continued

So, the bags I was making over here? I scrapped that idea. When school starts next week, I wont have time to spend 2 hours per bag, when each batch gives me 9¬†salable¬†soaps. It’s a part time job inside a … Continue reading

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In the lab: Playing with oils

This project is just to get an idea of which oil does after saponification. Each cupcake is 100% of one type of oil, plus distilled water and lye. I’ve rewritten¬†this post so the information is a little more organized. The … Continue reading

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Batch #10 – Drunken Lumberjack

Thursday: Finally got around to making beer soap. I had left a bottle of beer opened in the fridge overnight, but it still had carbonation when I poured it into the pan. I was able to dissipate the carbonation by … Continue reading

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Bags for soaps – A packaging story.

My current soaps are wrapped in saran wrap and kept in place by a sticker. Admittedly, a bit cheesey and lacks professionalism. I’d like to get away from plastic, though. While trying to brainstorm ideas for packaging, I thought of … Continue reading

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