Saturday, October 18, 2014

Minty Fir Soap

Here's a soap I recently made with my son in mind. His favorite candle is a Minty Spruce fragrance and sadly has been discontinued. I don't have any spruce oil for fragrance so I've done a Fir plus Spearmint scented soap instead. The recipe I used is the same one as this post, only I adjusted it for a 3lb loaf mold.(divide by 4 and multiply by 3). In the picture above you can see how uneven  my layers were and you might me able to pick up that there are two different greens. Both green layers are coloured with chromium green oxide and the bottom layer also has some dark green mica thrown in. The top is a mish mash as usual.
Here's what the end piece of a soap looks like with a hanger swirl.

And here it is cut. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, originally I thought I didn't have enough white, there's not much you can about that once the soap is coloured:) Anyway, considering the crazy day I was having - I measured everything out then went to work for an hour that turned into four hours due to a power outage- I'll take it. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

After Eight (Chocolate Mint) Joy

These are my first Holiday soaps of the year, made in the Milky Way Joy mold. I was going for the fragrance of After Eight chocolates, its always a happy surprise to get those in a restaurant. I used goat milk soap base with a bit of emerald green liquid colourant and honey soap base coloured with cappuccino mica. The green soap is scented with Peppermint Essential Oil and the dark brown soap is scented with Chocolate Chip Cookie fragrance oil. These bars are 5.5 ounces each and I filled the molds all the way to the top, next time I'll leave a little space cause these were hard to get out of the mold. That little space will help:)

I like the unevenness of the colours, it gives the bars a little more rustic look. That can be hard to do with melt & pour soap. Hopefully I can make these again and get the same effect, letting the goat milk soap cool or thicken a little before pouring the honey soap through helps if you are going for a more uneven look. If you like mint chocolate you will love the scent of these soaps.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mini Chocolate Covered Oreos

I've used the Milky Way Pumpkin Wax Tart mold to make these mini chocolate covered Oreo cookies. I used to make chocolate covered full sizes Oreos and they just had so much chocolate, and were so filling ( but sooo good). I think these are more of a treat sized option, and you can always have two, right? The mold has eight cavities, the picture below is of a wax tart made in the mold from the Milky Way site and below that are some Pumpkin scented wax tarts I made last year.
Back to the cookies, just place a little melted chocolate in the bottom of each mold cavity, insert a mini cookie and then cover the cookie with more chocolate. I let them harden and then put the mold in the fridge for an hour, they pop out easier that way.
These molds are 10% off for the month of October.