Sunday, September 18, 2011


Such a warm cozy smell.  Especially fun for the foodies in my family.  An all time favorite for my SIL!  This is a new scent for me this year.  Toasted rice along with Wasabi soap would make an excellent and unique gift!

Via Brambleberry: It's a combination of warm vanilla, light and fluffy rice, soft spices with a sweet and nutty bottom note.


 This was the most fun to wrap!  So refreshing and clean.  I think I'm going to put it in the shower for the boys.  This will help them wake up in the morning for school.  This soap is my replacement for rosemary.  This is so unique and fun.

Via Brambleberry: Wasabi fragrance is bright and fresh. This fragrance has hints of Eucalyptus, Ginger and Peppermint for refreshing top notes. It is grounded with Thyme and the faintest touch of Amber and Musk.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Pop your soap out of the mold.  Cut to whatever size you like. I would clean up the edges at this point but then I realized you don't need to.  When you melt the plastic wrap is smooths out the edges naturally.

I use whatever plastic wrap I can find at a good price.  Maybe not the super cheap stuff?  Lay out a square piece.  I like to have a pot holder under it to keep it steady and absorb the heat from the heat gun.

Center your soap.

Wrap it up like a package.

Fold over the ends.

Looks messy but it will shrink up with the heat gun.

I cut off the ends of the plastic so they aren't overlapping. 

It's okay if the plastic is overlapping.  Just looks better to have less plastic. For the next step I use my paper scrapping heat embossing gun.  Use whatever you want but don't use a blow dryer.  They don't get hot enough.

Do these steps in order.  #1 hit the bottom with the heat gun pat down then hit it again and pat down, keep doing this until it's melted to your satisfaction.  CAREFUL IT'S HOT!  #2 Flip it over and hit the sides.  #3 Then BARLEY hit the top. It gets pretty tight so by the time you get to the top there is some tension.
This may take practice.  It took me awhile to get the hang of it.  The distance of the heat gun, thickness of the plastic and all that.  If you can practice on a scrap piece of soap it gets REALLY easy! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cranberry Pomegranate

Cranberry Pomegranate Bar
Cranberry Pomegranate Cup Cake
This is my favorite soap from this years batch.  I am thrilled with the scent and colors.  I'm looking forward to packaging the bars, I'm thinking hot pink and purple bows!