Monday, October 25, 2010

Soy Candle Bliss

Making Soy Candles for the Holidays, I thought I would share the process through pictures.
Apple Blossom, Oceans Edge, Happiness, Vanilla Spice, Oatmeal & Honey, Garden Rose and Lavender Bliss.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hand Painted Monogrammed Soap

I've been toying with this idea for sometime now, Let me know what you think?  I have only the letters you see but will be added more as we go along.  These are hand painted and made out of Natural Glycerin Goats Milk Soap scented with a Knock-Off fragrance that smells similar to "Happy".  Comments?  Request your letter? Let me know which initials you think are the most popular?

Monday, October 18, 2010

What do you mean?

We have all had moments when you feel like you should have said this or that.  Would you like to know what people respond to? Change that “but” into an “and”?

Try this word conversion list below to help you out! Positive Words Have Impact!

Instead Of                                                              Say  
Should                                                                   Choose, Want or Desire
Need To                                                                 It’s Important to me
Have To                                                                 Desire To
Can’t                                                                      I am not willing to
Always, Never                                                        Sometimes, Seldom
Must                                                                      Desire or Choose
But                                                                        And   
Yeah, Uh-huh                                                        Yes
Nah or Nope                                                         No
Maybe                                                                   Yes I will or No I won’t
I think                                                                   I know or I don’t know     

 I ran across this fabulous list of power words that I have incorporated from my days in direct sales..

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Generation of Family

Going through the photo's my mother had from my grandmother "Omi", I found out some very interesting things.  It's  funny how all it takes is a few photo's to see your own mother in a different light.  I had an epiphany seeing how my mother grew up in Germany post war. I had planned on scanning these photos but decided to photograph them instead.  Some of the photo's are a bit rough but I will re-touch them before I make a CD for my mother to keep.

All I can say is enjoy the journey you may never know when it will all end.....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HDPE Soap Mold Review

I am so excited, I just got my new HDPE  Soap Mold in today!  Wahooo! I bought 2 molds for $52.50 from Mr. Do Right on Ebay  I was a little leary about doing business on Ebay after a really bad experience before.  But I am here to tell you that these are "the" best soap molds!  No more lining my molds and all my soap will have a nice smooth finish without all the after prep work.  Take a look for yourself, I took some pictures so you can see what I got..  Fantastic workmanship! 

This mold completely comes apart too!  Easy un-molding and easy cleaning. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

French Green Clay Recipe

French Green Clay in the cosmetic world is known as Sea Clay and it makes a great detoxifying facial mask.  It is said to help skin problems and draw out impurities to create a healthy complexion. French Green Clay gets it color from kelp seaweed and algae among a long list of minerals.  If you would like to treat yourself to a fabulous spa day in your own bathroom try this!

1 ounce of French Green Clay
3 Tablespoons of water
1 Teaspoon of Glycerin or Aloe Vera Gel
3 drops Bladderwrack EO 

Mix water and clay together first after completely mixed add remaining ingredients.  Smooth on to damp skin and let dry. Wash off after 15 minutes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tea Tree Spearmint Soap

Just Finished Up a New Batch of Our Tea Tree Spearmint . 
Thought I would post these cool pictures on the soap in it's mold before I put it to bed! It won't be ready for another 4-6 weeks but it will be worth the wait!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wake Up and Smell The Coffee!

Coffee Soap That Is....

We just made this soap on a request from a good friend who wanted a coffee soap for a Christmas Gift.  We decided to get busy! It has been known that coffee helps get rid of bad odors and rumor has it that it also helps to get rid of odors on your hands after slicing onions or garlic.  We thought we would help out in the kitchen this fall with a wonderful bar of Coffee Soap.