Merry Christmas

It’s been an ‘interesting’ year for me in all aspects of my life and I’m grateful for all I’ve experienced. I’ve also met a few interesting ladies through this blog, so now I have some good company along the soap-makimg journey šŸ˜€

This year marked 4 years of making soap and body treats and my passion for it has waxed stronger. I’m looking forward to more making and teaching in 2016.
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Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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Emulsified Sugar Scrub

What’s better than paying mega bucks for a full body scrub at a spa (except that someone else is doing all the work šŸ˜€ )? For me the answer is this emulsified sugar scrub.

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Courtesy Google image search

The difference between a traditional sugar scrub and an emulsified one is that the oils and butters are mixed with an emulsifier so that when you rinse off, it leaves a lotion-y layer behind, making your skin feel Uber moisturised. Uber!

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Another Google image, my pics didnt turn out šŸ˜¦

I first tried it on my hands and I couldn’t wait to get it into the shower. The base is a light sunflower oil, Shea and cocoa butter. Its literally good enough to eat…only don’t!

I’m gifting these to friends and customers and i’m looking forward to their comments. šŸ˜‰

Exotic Body Balm

This body balm has gotten me pretty excited, and it all started when I ‘found’ some olive oil that I’d infused with benzoin resin for about a year. It smelled AMAZING and I started to build on that. I used other low-odour, lightweight skin loving oils like Avocado and Grapeseed oils along with my staple Coconut oil. Organic beeswax brings it all together into this exotic balm.

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Although I could smell the benzoin in the mix, I decided to add in some ylang ylang essential oil and a few drops of fig and casis. 24 KT gold mica lends a little shimmer to the balm but its not enough to leave any residue on the skin.

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I let the balm cool in the big jar before piping it into the little jars, ready to be labelled for gift giving. Well, that’s the plan anyway…I really feeling like hoarding keeping this for myself šŸ˜€