FO color change

I finally took some pictures of two CP batches that have been out of the mold for about 4 weeks.  They are both a great example of how FO (Fragrance Oils) can change the color of your soap.  Both started out a lovely cream color and now by week 4 they look like this:
This one is Chai Tea FO and is turning a great medium brown color.  This batch is for Bramble Berry’s soap swap.  It smells wonderful and I love that I didn’t have to mess with the color.  It is just doing its own thing.

The other example is Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey FO.  This one is a great light brown color.  It’s another great no mess way to color your soap.  I love the earthiness of this soap and the FO.

So why did they change?  They both have vanilla in their scent.  This causes discoloration in most soaps.  So the moral to the tale is that if you do not want it to change on you either choose an FO without vanilla or you could try a vanilla stabalizer (though these will only hold the change off for awhile).


Spring Line (Sneak Peak)

Good morning all my lovely readers.  I should be getting ready for work but instead I am blogging.  🙂 This will mainly be a picture post of the items.  So enjoy some bath and body loveliness!

Just one example of the many bath bombs I made
I hope you enjoyed that.  So what have you all been up to in the crafting world?

Craft Show Day

Today Soapy Joes had a craft show in Medina Entertainment Center in MN.  It was a long day, pretty fun, and semi successful.  Tomorrow I have to post all the new stuff on etsy.  That will begin tomorrow.  Anyways I remembered to take pictures this time!  Here they are:
Our table of pretty things
Make your own gift box
Bath Bombs and Bath Soak
More bath bombs, room/linen spray, and lip balm
Sugar scrub cubes, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, and White Tea & Ginger Soap
Sunshine, Summer Garden, and Arabian Spice Soap
Kiss My Feet, Sweet Freesia, and Soapy Bear Soap
Another shot of the soapy bears, and peppermint pirate soap

So what do you think? 🙂  What crafty thing did you do today?


We have a winner!

Elizabeth you are my lovely winner of 2 bars of sunshine soap!  Please e-mail me at with your address and I will send them out to you right away!


Also, to everyone else…. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments!

Very Busy and A Giveaway!

Yes my dear readers I am back!  I am been very busy getting ready for the  craft show I did on Saturday.  Along with that I was testing the S.O.A.P. fragrances, and making a batch for the swap that Bramble Berry is putting on.  It has been very soaptastic in this house.  Here’s a few pictures of what I have been up to:

All of my supplies are ready to go:
Here’s a few things I have made:
The craft show went rather well and if I would have thought to bring my camera I could have shown all of you how wonderful my display looked.  I am going to do a craft show this weekend as well at the Medina Entertainment Center in Minnesota on Saturday.  I will try to remember to bring my camera so I can show you what my set up looks like.

Now time for the giveaway… you can win 2 bars of Sunshine scrub soap.  These are unmarked and wrapped in plastic wrap.  They smell just like sunshine (lemon and orange).  Since they are unmarked here are the ingredients:

Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Shea Butter (refined naturally crushed), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps), Valencia Orange Essential Oil, Litsea Essential Oil, Lemon Ginger Tea Leaves.



How to win:  Simply comment on this post and you will be entered.  Your name will be put into a hat and I will pull the winner on Tuesday.  I will post the winners name by 6pm on Tuesday night so make sure you check back to see if you have won.  Good luck!

(edit: I forgot to post the pictures of the soap!  Sorry guys and gals…. here’s a pic!)
I’ll take comments until 5:30pm on Tuesday.

S.O.A.P. Panel: Sugar Scrub Cubes

I personally love sugar scrub cubes.  They are easy to make, take few ingredients, and are easy to use.  I was interested to see if the sugar would alter the scents at all.  Here is what I found out:

First off let’s talk about my recipe.

2 oz Melt and Pour Soap
2 oz Liquid Oil (I used grapeseed)
6 oz White Sugar
1 ml FO

Here’s how the FO’s came through:

  1. Sweet, nice gardenia smell
  2. Deeper more complex floral
  3. This smells just like #1! (Interesting!)
  4. Sweet and slightly fruity
  5. Caramel smell, complex
  6. Very light clean smell
  7. Fruity floral, very complex
  8. Herbal, camphor or eucalyptus
  9. Very sweet
  10. Deep floral, complex, still smell lilac

I do think the sugar/oil did alter some of the notes in these FOs.  It was harder to pick out individual top and bottom notes.  I feel like many of the top notes disappeared in this application, but still the FO’s are lovely.

S.O.A.P. Panel: Sneak Peak

Here’s a sneak peak to my next test of the S.O.A.P. Panel FO’s….. SUGAR SCRUB!  I am 1/2 done (FO’s 1-5) and will finish the second 1/2 tomorrow (FO’s 6-10).  Enjoy the pics!
and cause just one picture isn’t enough…

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