Posted in Soap Musings, Unboxings/Reviews

Nurture Soap + Royalty Soaps Piping Set Unboxing

You know someone really knows you when they buy you soaping supplies as Christmas presents! One of my good friends gifted me the Royalty Soaps Piping Set this Christmas and I am just overjoyed I had to share this moment! I am a huge fan of Katie Carson and she has been an immense inspiration for me to blog and create YouTube videos.

Isn’t she a beauty! It comes with three 1 oz. jars of mica (Raspberry Red, Purple Vibrance, & Brilliant Blue), five 5g jars of glitter (Intergalactic, Solar Storm, Snowflake Sparkle, & Shimmer Gold) as well as Green Vibrance mica.

It also comes with 5 piping tips (of course), 3 big for smooth dollops or starry peaks and two small accent tips for leaves and vines, etc. There’s three small and three large disposable –but reusable– piping bags, the nozzles(?) that secure the tips to the bags, and a measuring spoon reading 1 tsp and 1 tbsp. You may not see it but this set also comes with instructional videos by Katie herself and her own piping recipe as well!

A huge thank you to my good friend Erik! If you’re reading this, you’re rad and I’m extremely fortunate to have you as a friend : ) Making high soap tops has been a goal of mine to do. I have so many ideas for soap tops now, the possibilities are endless! I will be doing a review on the set once I use it a few times so stay tuned for that!

Check out the piping set yourself:Nurture Soap | Royalty Soaps Piping Set

Katie’s (Royalty Soaps) YouTube & Blog:YouTube | Royalty Soaps

Blogspot | Katie Carson

Posted in Personal Ramblings

2018: Goals for the New Year

December 27th 2017

New Years Resolutions. They’re pretty cliché, full of unfulfilled promises to ourselves. We often aim too high an unrealistic, that we shrug off when we fail at them. I prefer just seeing it as goals for the New Year. A reflection on what I’ve done and what needs to be done.

This year has been a slow but steady uprise in my soap business/hobby especially this holiday season. I know 2018 will be a good year to start upscaling my supply orders. From bags to buckets of oils/butters! *joy*

I’m also currently searching for a good deal on a Canon G7X Mark ii to begin shooting soaping videos for a new upcoming YouTube channel. (watch out for that in the future) It hasn’t been easy and it’s a hefty investment, but it’s a real goal of mine this upcoming year.

I would like to upscale my blog to have my own domain and ability to monetize my blog. Not to mention all the neat features that come along with it. I would like to try out selling some of my soaps here if possible. if not..

I’d like to start seriously investing my time and effort in an Etsy shop as a way for my online fans to buy my soaps. Currently, I send invoices via PayPal but I’d like a solid e-commerce store to call my own. With the new camera, it should be relatively easy to get nice crisp photos.

Those would be my goals for 2018 in terms of my soaping business. What do you consider as your goal for this upcoming year? I’d love to know your thoughts.

Posted in Soap Musings

When Soaping Takes A Turn: A Hidden Beauty

Yesterday I had planned on making a pink/white/grey marbled soap for Valentine’s day. If you are not an avid soapmaker, to achieve a marble look in a bar of soap, you need to do an in the pot swirl which requires your soap ‘batter’ to be very thin. Well, if you also aren’t an avid soapmaker, certain fragrance oils can accelerate your soap trace into being a thick gloppy mess.

I went with the Baby Rose FHO from Brambleberry which does warn for *slight* acceleration. Emphasis on the slight because as soon as this mixed into my soap batter it was starting to set up like crazy. I had zero time to mix in my colors creating some speckles of ultramarine pink.

By the time I had mixed in all my colors and went to re-mix my first color, grey, to use for the base of my soap. Small chunks had already begun to solidify and I was certain this loaf of soap would end up for personal use only. -sigh-

Plop, plop, plop.. I randomly plopped down each color unsure of what the heck I was going to do design-wise. As soon as I finished and tapped the mold to remove air bubbles as much as I could, I took a bamboo skewer creating an S down the mold. Feeling slightly defeated, I sprinkled eco-glitter and coarse pink sea salt on top, swirling small amounts of each color into each other.

Like all soaps that start setting up mid-process, I knew this loaf would be ready to cut in less than 24 hours. I was correct, and was pleasantly surprised when I cut each bar revealing mountains or sandy hills of grey, white, and pink. The smell of course was absolutely divine, I’m really considering selling these after all!

What I used to make this soap:

Brambleberry’s Pewter Grey Mica, Ultramarine Pink, Titanium Dioxide, Baby Rose FHO, Tall Silicone Mold, Rainbow Eco-Glitter, Pink Sea Salt.

This blogpost is not sponsored! Though I’m available BB! *wink, wink*

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Posted in Holiday Soaps, Soap Musings

Frosty Pines

The scent of pine is one of my favorite holiday scents. The deep, rustic notes smell of frosty greenery and the sort-of candied like smell to it as well makes it very unique. I made this soap last year and I have got to say, this year I made an even more beautiful bar.

I created a hanger swirl in my tall & skinny wood mold with red oxide, green oxide, and titanium oxide. I used a discoloring fragrance which caused some yellowing of the white portion on top. Hopefully it doesn’t discolor any further than that.

Hope you enjoy this video of cutting Frosty Pines!

Posted in Holiday Soaps, Soap Musings

Soaping Blunder?

The other day while making my seasonal Winter Wonderland soap, I ran into some problems.. I decided to soap in the kitchen near a window because in my designated soaping station downstairs had terrible lighting.

I should preface this a bit by explaining a bit. The counter near the window has an outlet on the side, which has been known to short circuit electrical items. My dad has presumably fixed the problem and was able to be used just fine.

Once I melted all my oils and weighed them out and added my cooled lye then went to stick blend, the blender short circuited and smoked in my hands. I freaked out from the red spark it made and pulled away, causing the blender to flip up and out of my container on the floor. I spilled some soap batter that I quickly cleaned up.

Thankfully, I didn’t lose too much and the outcome was beautiful! Not so much of a blunder after all! Not to mention I didn’t intend on a butterfly swirl seen above 😍

Posted in Holiday Soaps, Soap Musings

Autumnal Soaps

With Thanksgiving around the corner, here are a couple of the autumn themed soaps I made this year.

I had so much fun making the pumpkin pie soap, it felt so much like baking and the product is even more surreal!

The second is the Spiced Apples soap which behaved beautifully. I had never had a load of soap come out so effortlessly! Not to mention the golden and copper swirls inside. *cue heart eyes*

Posted in Personal Ramblings

My First Blog Post

After 6 months of procrastination… I finally got my very own blog on WordPress.

I suppose I never thought I would have anything worth making a blog about, but I’m wrong. In the same way, I thought I would probably never find a hobby that captivates me so much so like soapmaking does. I was never into sports or clubs when I was younger, so when I discovered soaping, I knew I wanted to make more and more. I loved the artistic freedom you have when it comes to creating your own bar of soap. Pinks, blues, greens, neutrals, swirls, lines, one-color. Even the options for fragrances seem infinite.

I should say a few things about myself on this first post:

• I am 20 this coming July

• My best friend is my furry friend, Luna. She’s a papillon!

• I am currently studying Psychology

•I have the most caring and supportive family I could wish for

Hope you enjoy my ramblings on this blog!