Hopefully everyone is enjoying their Holidays
Now even with Christmas just a couple of days away I find myself back to business
Right now I’m focusing on giving my etsy a little more attention. To be completely honest I haven’t done any online sales except from the sales from my kick starter.
this of course will be one of my goals that I will be focusing on in the year 2015
sooo check out my etsy and questions or concerns or COUPONS email me
I do have soaps available there and I have some curing as we speak
I especially love this one
this is one of what I call my Dump Batches
Dump Batches are my favorite batches to make.What’s special about these batches are that I really get to play get creative and have fun with leftover soap making ingredients and supplies.
This Dump Batch happens to be a heavenly Almond blend Fragrance with floral notes of Rose to help balance out that sweet sickly smell I abhor. What makes this particular dump soap pretty interesting is the Hawaiian Black Sea Salt loaded at the BOTTOM of the soap. Sea Salts in Soap help Detoxify and draw out impurities and gives a gentle exfoliation on the body.
the soap is also topped with Hawaiian Sea Salt and Crushed Rose Petals
My Dump Batches are extremely popular and many times they have sold out in a blink of an eye. My customers at the farmers market load up on these one of a kind batches because they are never to be seen again
I especially excited to use this bar myself..I have no more of this sea salt so it extremely unlikely that I would even have a chance at making this soap again
these of course are on my etsy for presale so make sure you get yours
til next time
and of course
Blessings to all of you for the New Year
YES this has been one of most nerve racking experiences I’ve ever had in my life lol
As of right now I’m feeling very comfortable with the position I am on Kickstarter. I have OVER 200 cut bars of soap and over 200 samples. I have more than enough soap to full fill my orders. There have been some hiccups and its not over yet. I will still have to cover issues that might arrive when it comes to logistics but other than that its been an amazing learning experience
I did wayyy more washcloths than I needed also since its kind of a guessing game its better that Im well prepared
I’ve been playing around with making cupcake soaps this is my second go round
I need a piping set for frosting so that I can make the tops look more icing like but for fun I absolutely love the way these came out
Its kind of bitter sweet. Today Im making my last 2 batches. Even though Im taking a break from actual soap making I will be working on other things.Ill be doing back end projects so that when next year comes I will be fully prepared for the market. I also want to work on my etsy page because its been terribly neglected. I don’t do any business on there as of yet but hopefully that will change in the near future.
As of now I have been working diligently on my kickstarter campaign. I have a ton of soaps ready for my backers and Im excited for the next phase
ETA-well today is 12/26/14 and I have NOT repeat NOT finished making soap lol
It’s cool though. I’m shifting in to making bigger batches. I’m also considering more my options for supplies and other things that I haven’t thought about.
I’ve been researching different websites for supplies and shipping cost. Shipping is deadly in terms of cost so I need to start maybe even looking into suppliers that might be closer to me.
I’ll also be on working on more soaps for the Kick Starter Campaign that I’m currently running ( and doing very well with I might add ;so far I’m 77% funded) yay.
I’m excited about that because it will give me the kickstart (hehehe) I will need for the market next year
for now I have a pretty good idea on my “line” of soaps. It was a little difficult picking them out because I really love them all there is rarely a soap that I don’t like
I made these goodies for a family member for her baby shower
These were baby shower gifts she having a boy so I made it very boyish with a nautical theme using handmade paper as wrapping ( I did not hand make the paper myself)
I’ve been making a ton of those samples..I have smiley faces now so I’m eager to see those unmolded. This batch is what I call a dump batch. Dump batches are usually made with left over fragrances to create and combine a unique and one of a kind scent
this soap fragrance is sweet but clean and not over powering ; it reminds me of an old fashion lollipop you know those white ones with different colors on them …my favorite was the white yellow and red one
I also have some cupcake ones as well …soaps that is not lollipops
ohhh and I’m also on instagram check me out @shessoapshaven
Well for the past couple of months I’ve been spending my Saturdays at my local farmers market and its been amazing.
Its been a little hard to juggle everything and my blog has been suffering for it; never the less I’ll try my best to keep everyone updated on what I’ve been doing
the past couple of months I’ve been spending my Saturdays at my local farmers market so if anyone happens to be in the area please stop by . even if its just to say hello
I also have a kickstarter currently happening like right now so go over there and check it out www.kickstarter.com Soaps Haven for the community. I have lots of pictures from the market and you get an opportunity to see exactly what I’ve been working on since paying attention to my blog hasn’t been one of them
check it out
Soaps Haven for the Community
If you happen to see a creepy looking person in the bookstore gawking at the journal section
its probably me..it ok to say Hi
Im a book nerdddd(YES despite the fact that I have horrible grammer skills..dont judge me lol). I have 2 nooks and I still enjoy the physical nature of a book..I also write and collect journal and interesting pens
My darling little girl happen to give me a rose shaped pen for Valentines Day the flower part was heart shapes made into a rose. She knows her Mama
SOME of my Favorite books that I have read are
all of Donald Goines every last one of them..what can I say I was born a hood baby lol
Tar Baby and Song of Solomon by of course Toni Morrison
This much I know is true and Shes come undone -Wally Lamb (both of these Ive read at least twice)
LOVE THESE BOOKS GET EM READ UM
I love the Hunger Games Trilogy and I love the Maze Runner too
Ive also been reading more spiritually themed books like the 4 agreements and seat of the soul
I have yet to read any Iylana Vanzant but shes on my list
oh and Im also thinking about the goldfinch since everyone on the train is reading it these days
andddd I just finished The Alchemist which wasn’t too bad
I’m also a fan of Neil Gaiman’s Books I’ve read Neverwhere and I have American Gods on my to read list as well
ok ill stop now
peace and blessings
One of the things that I’ve learned these days is to not take things too personally. I find that practicing this has helped create a bigger opening for peace for me.
Taking things personally too much can kind of bite you in the ass in the end. Holding grudges, or holding on to feelings of being taken advantage of, or even yearning for justice for things that were probably are rightfully deserved can I feel blocks greater blessings. It holds you back and it leaves you stuck.
Every body has their own issues no? and perception has a million prisms whos even to say who is really right and really wrong?
When I see someone acting out of pure madness I TRY (Imma be honest here) I TRY not to let it bother me its only because thats pretty much all they know. Because when you know better you do better lol.
Anddddddd its also good to look at it like this
We all (beep) up and make mistakes ; just as someone can feel like they are justified to take anothers persons actions personally ,Im sure someone can say the same about you lol ;at the end of the day we are only as perfect as our imperfections no
so let it go you win some you lose some…life goes on dont sweat the small stuff consider yourself blessed creations of God and lets keep the journey moving forward
here’s some soap for thought
heres a soap going through whats called the gel phase..this is where the soap “soapanifies” it heats up to the point of a gel like consistency and then cools down again
1. Sweet Almond Oil
Rich in vitamin E, A, B1, B2 and B6, it effectively balances the moisture in dry and irritated skin. It is easily absorbed hence does not leave the skin sticky and oily or block the pores.
I use this oil mainly for lotions, creams because of its richness in vitamin E and its not heavy
its also suppose to be great for dark circles around eyes
so get some use some