New Stuff for Fall

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 in Juicybath

I keep thinking about blogging and haven’t done it! (obviously!) so here I am. It’s not like I don’t have time, maybe just not much to say…? I’ve been doing a bit of soaping in recent weeks, gearing up for the upcoming craft fair events. I thought I’d post a few photos here and share some of my new goodies. First are a few Christmas themed soaps. I’m calling this first one Candy Cane. It’s peppermint scented with a dusting of glitter for bling. Here it is in the mold, and then the cut bars.

Next I tried out an idea I saw on the Soap Queen’s blog for Hot Cocoa With Marshmallows. This one was really fun to make and even though my marshmallows collapsed on this first batch (I shouldn’t have insulated the mold) I was pretty happy with the result. This fragrance is mouthwatering too! My son Devon already grabbed an off-cut from this batch for his bathroom.

These little guys are my first successful Melt & Pour soap projects. Working with M&P takes a steady hand and there is definitely a learning curve to figuring out the proper temps for pouring and levels of fragrance and colours. I’m really happy with how these came out. I’m making more this week!

Oh, I almost forgot my Pumpkin Pie Soap! This was made in 2 layers. The bottom layer has real pureed pumpkin in it for the great orange colour, and the fluffy white topping is made from a separate batch of whipped soap and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spices for the final touch. Who doesn’t love the scent of a pumpkin pie baking? This fragrance is fantastic!

My history with making bath bombs can be summed up in one word: FRUSTRATION.

a) I can’t get the 2 halves of the round bombs to stick together consistently

b) My round bombs usually get big cavernous cracks around them when they dry

SO– this is my solution: Bath bombs made with soap molds! I love how these came out. The details are so pretty. These are scented with Fresh Rain fragrance which I also used to make my Vancouver Rain soap.

One Response to “New Stuff for Fall”

  1. Hi Helen – great to see the blog up and running again! Soaps look absolutely fabulous. I wish I could make some of the bars you do – from the pictures you make it look so easy but I know how much effort you must put in. Keep up the good work and keep up the blogs – they do inspire!