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
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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
So I had some left over from an almond scented loaf I made for samples and decided to make some stars with the left overs
maybe ill use these to top or embed in a soap
Its a love hate relationship I suppose. I love it. This is where my soap making journey started. Right here.
But I hate it. Surprising not everything that is on the internet is true.
Ahhhh so you mean I still gotta do this the hard way and do my research lol
NOTE TO SELF-YESSSSSS sorry hun if you think it was gonna be that easy think again
*huffs puffs and grumbles on* where are my damn glasses I have work to do…
Disclaimer : this is nothing to do with anything just 1 of the many voices in my head that I choose to share with you today
I love adding Coconut Milk to my soaps
This one is made with Coconut Milk and Essential Oil of Tea Tree and Lavender
Hmmm good question
For me its a ritual. Its a time out I take in the day to cleans my body AND mind. For those that do not know I live my day life as an Accountant and I have made the choice;( for now) to succumb to the cattle /robot style daily routine as a New Yorker working in Midtown.
With the hustle of daily life of being a mother ; a daughter, a worker, and a partner I have found this ritual for me is non compromisal .I need to unwind and de-stress; which is essential because I also happen to be a very sensitive person.
Anyway back to the soaps. I need that night time bath in a candle lit bathroom to wash the day away. It is a MUST for me. I’m a perfectionist so when I do something it has to be right and I have to go all the way. To enjoy this ritual every thing has to be aligned with this desire. I need a good soap. I need a soap that is fresh, gentle and beneficial to and for my body, and one that can calm me in a blissful sleep and or awaken my spirit.
This is my intention when I create a soap. My soap is for my soul which is the most precious part of me.
another “soapbox” post by yours truly
Methinks I will also have to start making candles because this indulgence in them is getting quite expensive lol
So this is totally my fault and will be really boring to most people but such is life
When you’re making a soap it goes through a “gel phase”. The gel phase blah blah blah is a phase of the saponification process. The saponification process is where the soap heats up and becomes almost a translucent like gel and then cools down. This can take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours depending on what the soap is made with. Gelling however ; can affect the desired color of soap especially when you’re using only natural colorants.
I wanted to keep the color more vibrant by trying to stop the soap from going through gel phase. Every single time Ive tried this my soap comes out frigged up. Ughhhhh
Methinks that I should not use Palm Kernal Oil in my soap when im trying to avoid gel…the soap just comes out a mess
at least one came out with a little smiliey face ..that made me feel a little better