Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
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Jun 4, 2012
What I've Been Up To....
Here's one cut up... Oh, and I made some Beer Soap today too. This one will probably change quite a bit over the next little while. Here it is in the molds. "Spellbound Stella"...made with Stella Artois Beer!This, sure to be a lathering cold process soap contains Coconut oil, Palm oil, Stella Artois Beer, Sodium hydroxide, Castor oil, Shea butter, Soybean oil, Canadian Ancient Sea Salt, fragrance oil, GSE and colorants. I'll be cutting it in the next few days, but it'll need to cure 4 to 6 weeks after that. As you can see...busy, busy, busy. I also made a few single bars of soap, but didn't take pictures of them. My dried rose collection is growing as well. They look so pretty, and there's something rewarding about taking them out of your own garden! Did you notice I used them on one of the soaps? :) Well, that's it for today! Have a good week! Carmen
I hate to keep saying it, but I've been quite busy again the last week. There's been overnight company, shopping with my DIL, babysitting grandkids for a day, a Fundraiser, more shopping, and soap making for two days! So, I thought I'd show you my soap anyway. Enjoy!
These are the two glycerine soaps I made a week back, packaged and ready to go. The one is a nice fresh scent, and the other a Satsuma type scent.
These are my freshly cut luxurious 'Rose Geranium and Silk' cold process soaps. The bars are about 4 oz. each and smell incredible! They contain Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sustainable Palm oil, Castor oil, Hempseed oil, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Silk, Fragrance, Colorants, Mica, and dried mini roses from my garden. The color really changed on these (looked almost purple yesterday) and will probably change more over the curing time.
This Glycerin Bundt Cake soap has an amazingly appealing soft scent reminiscent of vanilla, coffee cake and spices. The chocolate glaze is a wonderfully deep scent that goes well with the cake. Sugar sprinkles on top. This bar is over 4 oz...it looks small because of it's shape, but it isn't! This is the first of my cake soaps this year.