Friday, November 18, 2016

Little Bath Bombs, Gingerbread Men & Trees

 I said I was going to make these in my last post. Here are some little Gingerbread Man Bath Bombs made in my new silicone mold (from Michaels) and at the same time I made Trees too. The tree mold is also silicone (for ice cubes?) and I've had it for years. This was a very small batch using 1 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of Citric Acid. After they had hardened I spritzed them with their respective colours and added a little glitter. These are going to little great nieces and nephews so I left the Almond Oil out, I know they often have their hair washed in the tub and no one wants oil in their hair:)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gingerbread Candle

I may have mentioned I have been trolling the stores for a mold with little Gingerbread Men. My sister found this for me at Michaels and it is over the moon perfect. I plan to use it for soap and wax embeds and for tiny bath bombs. The little Gingerbread Men  I made today are wax and I only filled the molds about 1/4 inch.
Aren't they the cutest!

I've used another glass  yogourt container for this Gingerbread candle. The wax is scented with Gingerbread fragrance and just a hint of Christmas Spice fragrance ( I like my Gingerbread spicey) and its coloured a light tan. I had leftover wax from making the Gingerbread Men and added a bit of that coloured wax to the soy wax flakes. I'm sure the next one I do will be a little lighter or darker, I didn't pay too much attention to how much coloured wax I added.
Anyway, I'm happy with the mold and how the candle turned out. There was barely enough room for my little man, after carefully remelting the top of the candle with my hair dryer I carefully placed the Gingerbread Man with the wick sitting right in his armpit. I was prepared to cut off a bit of his hand and foot but he got to stay whole LOL.
Thanks for reading, any questions let me know!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cranberry Peppermint Candles (& Yogourt)

Ok, my candles don't contain  yogourt , but the jars I used came with yogourt in them.
Its unusual to find yogourt in glass jars, this brand came from Thrifty's and the glass jars (once washed LOL) are great for making little candles or you could plunk a T lite or votive inside too.
I wanted to make little Cranberries for my candles so I used my silicone Blueberry mold with red wax, I'm hoping to pass them off as Cranberries due to the colour.
So whatcha think?
And here's a jar with the soy wax. I poured red coloured wax in the bottom, this wax is scented Cranberry and the red is not as dark as the Cranberries, its more of a rosie red. I thought the red wax might tint the white wax I was pouring on top (and it did a bit) so that's why I didn't make the red really dark. Once the red wax had set, it will go from transparent to opaque, the next layer was ready to be poured. The white layer is scented with Peppermint Essential Oil, yum.

Now even though my kitchen was warm, I did have a little crater around the wick after the wax hardened, which was fine, I needed to remelt the top anyway.

So below is the finished candle. I carefully remelted the top of the candle with my hair dryer. Don't go crazy or you will have wax splattering. Then I set my Cranberries on the melted wax and was really happy the red didn't bleed! They were fun and easy to make and I will use the rest of my wax berries today ( making more candles with some friends!).
Thanks for stopping by!