Monday, September 12, 2016

~Help For Casper Soaps~

I learned that my long time Casper Peterson has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
along with that horrible news, Casper's Insurance does not cover all the medical treatments she need.

There is a fundraiser in the "Digital Art Community"
If you are interested in helping Casper that way...
Here is the link to the blog below

While I am posting links below is a link to help fight Breast Cancer

Now back to what I can (WE CAN) do to help her as well

To start this off, I asked her what is her Favorite scent is... It is Lavender
and any one who knows her , knows she likes the punk rock colors. Bright and in your face cyber-goth ect..
So first off I have this Rainbow soap
Scented in Patchouli Rain
What does that smell like? well here is the description...
It’s rich, deep, and mysterious. 
This fragrance oil is a fresh rain and earthy patchouli 
with notes of lily of the valley, cyclamen, fresh ozone, earthen moss, 
and hints of sweet citrus. Rain has never smelled better! 
I love Patchouli and it is far from being in your face.
This is the soap
~Hippie's Rainbow~

The next soap is called ~Casper Gurl~
Scented with Lavender and Orange 10fold Essential Oils

I will be making one more loaf and will up date the blog with it.
I am thinking a autumn/winter scent

What is in the soap?
Distilled Water, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm Oil (RR),
Rice bran oil, Canola oil, Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Castor oil
Aloe juice, Raw Sugar, Sodium Lactate, Colloidal Oats and Tussuh Silk Fibers.

Each bar costs $5.00 plus shipping 
( I will know how much shipping is later on, it depends on how many you buy)
That $5.00 will go to Casper!

If you would like to purchase any of these soaps...
In the body of the email state what soap you want and how any. Also leave your PayPal addy in it too, along with your name and full address.

NOTE: Casper Gurl Soap will be ready to ship Oct 15th
Please check back for updates on other soaps to be added.

Thanks you,

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Cleo" My attempt at piping soap for Great Cakes Soap Challenge for the month of Sept.

Well, This was a no fun....
I used the recipe Amy had posted to practice piping flowers.
I have never piped a cup cake before!!
I bought every piping thing that Nurture Soap had,

 plus some smaller tips and bags and couplers.
She said there had to be at least two colors in the bag
so here is my practice shots of flowers and leaves

Let me start by saying this took for freaking ever to thicken up!!
Even with an accelerating FO :( Flower Child from WSP )
The whole damn the time it was thick enough I was so tired and in a pissy mood.
This is what ya get when you do things in a pissy mood. 
Flowers that look like busted raviolis!
And that is not all the ugliness either, There are more pics I am just not posting them.

I ended up taking all of them and putting them in saran wrap and in plastic bags to use to mold things in the future.

So I thought screw it.... I don't have to pipe a flower. She just said it had to have two colors in the bag

So I did a Royalty Soap "Type" of soap
No embeds because they were not allowed

Used a smaller mold and used my regular recipe
Coconut, OO, Palm, Rice bran, Canola, Shea, Cocoa butters Castor and aloe.
along with silk, SL, Raw Sugar, Colloidal Oats

I used the FO Cleopatra from Rustic Escentuals

My colors were Base color was Gold  (looks yellow)
and dropped swirled Brown, Ruby Red and Hunter Green 

The top was a nice deep blue that gradually turned green as I waited for it to thicken. I took some of that out, and put activated charcoal in it and did an the pot swirl at the last second hoping the two colors would show up.

At first it wasn't looking so good
see pics below

What it looked like before ( or while I waited for the rest to thicken).

I thought I was completely screwed!! The two colors didn't show. Hell my color turned green!!
As you can see I just did a gold mica drizzle on top.

As a week past I noticed it had turned back to the original colors

The blue shows as blue now and the black just looks like a darker blue. Either way it is two colors in one bag.

Moral of this story....Don't soap when you are in a bad mood. 
Piping takes forever, that puts me in a bad mood,then I get pissy and end up with ugly soap!

These challenges are wearing on me. It causes me so much anxiety. Learning a new technique and competing against people who have way more patience and talent than I do.
It is really discouraging when I think about it.

I may take a break from them (depends on what they are)
I just want to make a good bar of soap that cleans you and leaves you feeling clean but not too clean...if ya know what I mean. Moisturized, but not too much that you feel like ya have snot on your hands or you feel sticky.

Thanks for the challenge Amy

Gold=Sister golden hair
Brown=sexy stranger on a train
Black=Activated Charcoal 
From Mad Oils

Hunter Green, Ruby Red, Midnight Blue