Thursday, February 27, 2020


The last batch of soaps I made were for Valentines Day.  I used grapefruit lily and baby rose fragrance oils from Brambleberry. Both smell amazing but the baby rose is to die for. Smells exactly like the rose bush I have in the garden. I also used the Brambleberry heart silicone mold for the first time. It is super easy to use and comes out perfect!

I am disappointed in the soap cutter I purchased. I bought my first wire cutter and I am not liking the result. It has nothing to do with the cutter itself, that was built perfectly and works very well, it is the little bumps it leaves on my soap which I've read is caused by air bubbles. If I cut the "old" way those bumps don't appear, it is only with the wire cutter which I've also read is very common. 

You can see the bumps in the soaps below.

I'll be making some changes with the next batch to see if it prevents this problem when cutting with the wire.

Sunday, January 12, 2020


Over the holidays I made a nice variety of soaps with fragrance oils from Brambleberry.  They were well received! Here they are:

Sunday, November 17, 2019


Made another batch of soap for the holidays. This one is scented with sugar plum fairy fragrance from Brambleberry. Smells so good. I’ve used this FO many times in whipped bath butter and everyone likes it so I decided to use it this time around in soap.

My daughter picked out the colors for this batch, she also created the photo set up and the watermark.

Friday, November 15, 2019


After a bit of a rough 2019 with health issues and then surgery things are finally starting to look better. I guess my astrology chart was right! I had a reading back in late August and the astrologer said that things would start to improve in November. Thought I'd never get here but here I am :-) Much better and finally able to make some soap again just in time for Christmas.

I originally thought I'd make this batch with a whipped white top but decided at the last minute just to add the gold eco glitter.  I love the way it turned out! I finally found the perfect red mica for my soap. Yay!

I was thinking candy cane when I made this so I scented it with peppermint essential oil and then decided just red and white wasn't enough so I added a little green. It turned out better than I had imagined.

Saturday, June 15, 2019


A few months back I purchased a new mold from Brambleberry. I was super excited not to have to line my wooden molds anymore. I decided to start with their tiny 2 lb silicone lined wooden mold to make sure I absolutely loved it first before buying the larger size and I am so glad I did because I was not happy. I ordered two silicone liners and they both fit exactly like this 🙁 Not a good fit. I didn’t bother calling BB to complain because I had waited so long to try the mold after purchasing I figured it would be a lost cause and if two liners fit exactly the same what are the chances I’d get a good replacement? So anyway, see the corners. I thought once I poured in the soap it would correct itself but it didn't. I tried using tape to stick the corners but it doesn’t work, the liner is misshapen. I got one use out of it and won’t use it again. If I want to make a 2 lb batch I will have to revert back to lining the mold with freezer paper. 

Back to my old soap molds. They produced these two beautifully shaped batches of soap 😁

Monday, February 25, 2019


I need to stay away from Etsy.  Just a few seconds on there and the next thing I know I have a dozen new knitting patterns, a few sewing patterns, some incense, a new shirt... Oh my.  I am NEVER going on there again.

But, in the meantime I bought and made THIS cute little penguin rice heating pad pattern.  It is super easy and the instructions are very clear.  I'm just not great at sewing so I'll need to make a few more to perfect it.  I came close though, right? 

Sunday, March 4, 2018


I made a batch of coffee soap today scented with Bramble Berry espresso fragrance oil.  Smells just like a cup of fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Yum!!