Saturday, April 28, 2012

Buttermilk Banana Honey and Honeycomb soaps

Here are the pictures of the Buttermilk, Banana and Honey soap, as promised. I'm glad they turned out so well (third time seems to be the charm!).  I can't wait until it is ready so I can try it out!

This is Honeycomb soap- It's made with oats, honey and buttermilk. It's lightly scented with a honey fragrance, and the top is made to resemble an actual honeycomb. I'm loving it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cupcake Soap Fabulousness!

I made these soaps last week, and I really love the way that they turned out! Scented with Kentish Rain (a personal fave) and topped off with, what every cupcake needs, some sparkle. I think I may need a glitter intervention!
Each one is made with olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, palm oil and castor oil, so they are super nourishing for skin.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New soap coming soon

So, I have been playing with the idea of making a banana, buttermilk and honey soap for sometime, but I was unsure of how to go about making it. Bananas are anti-oxidants, which reduces lines and wrinkles, as well as reducing dark spots. Buttermilk has tons of skin benefits- it contains casiens and a mutitude of vitamins, as well as alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps to cleanse your skin and gently exfoliate, leaving your skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Lactic acid is found in many expensive beauty products and is one of the best facial peels doctors choose for softening, brightening and exfoliating skin; it treats age spots, freckles and even tightens skin.  Honey is a humectant, which pulls moisture from the air and holds it in, as well as an anti-microbial.
This combination in a soap would be fabulous! However, any sugars during the soap making process will react with the lye and superheat, and the last thing that I needed was a soap volcano in my house! After asking some fellow soapers and getting some good advice, I was ready to get started. I inadvertently burned the first two batches ( burned milk and bananas are VERY stinky by the way), but the third batch went great! Pictures to come soon!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 About half of the inventory done here!
 Soap cupcakes

This month is whizzing by, and Stanton Trade Days is now just around the corner. I have been working hard to complete all of the labels and packaging this week. Come and visit us by the drugstore this Saturday and Sunday!