Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We also had fun with additives such as ground green loofah and lavender buds. Remember, those buds will eventually brown over time, as will any dried plant that naturally decays. The loofah looks great and will be an awesome exfoliant.
Our next class is on Saturday, January 16th. Sign up here or give us a call at (360) 676-1030 to grab your spot! Happy Holidays everyone!
Monday, December 21, 2009
We are so excited to have our Otion Soap Weekend Intensive class happening for the third year in a row. Packed with information and expert teachers, this is a small, hands on class with practical advice to provide you an excellent base of knowledge for Soapmaking and lotionmaking as well as the inspiration to take your crafting to the next level. LOOK for sign up in early January.
Tentative weekend plans
Friday 3 p.m. Beginning Melt & Pour (optional if you need schooling the basics)
End 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. Welcome/Get Acquainted time
9:30 Beginning Cold Process
12:30 Advanced Cold Process – swirling, layering
3:00 Liquid Soapmaking
Saturday 9 a.m. Melt and Pour Advanced
10:45 Melt and Pour Advanced
1:30 Lotionmaking 101
3:30 Graduation, wrapping, cupcake celebration
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here, we are putting together a special order of colorful, wrapped melt-and-pour soaps for a long-time customer. We like using clear plastic wrap as packaging so you can still see and smell the soap. Simply wrap the soap with the open end of the plastic gathered on the back, cut off the excess plastic wrap and flatten it on the back of the soap. Here's the fun instant gratification part; use a heat gun to shrink the plastic wrap to form fit to the soap. Be careful not to apply too much heat or you may stretch the plastic too thin and create a hole, or even melt the soap a bit! Then, tie a ribbon with a card for the final touch. Every extra effort is appreciated!
Please let us know how we can help you get through your Christmas crafts smoothly this year. Questions and ideas are always welcome! Happy Holidays everyone!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Set includes 20 ml each of: Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Jam, Vanilla Frosting, Orange Sherbet, and Vanilla Stabilizer.
Chocolate Fudge: Deep rich choclatey scent with warm, milky notes.
Strawberry Jam: Just like mom's homemade preserves. It's a plump summer strawberry with sweet sugary notes for the perfect jammy blend.
Vanilla Frosting: A creamy confectionary blend, this vanilla scent has just a hint of cream cheese for a delectable and sugary aroma.
Orange Sherbet: Bright and sweet orange with dulcet vanilla ice cream makes this blend just like an icy creamsicle bar.
Vanilla Stabilizer: Use this additive in equal parts to prevent discoloration from all the sweet, vanilla notes present in these fragrances.
This kit contains: 20 ml each of Bakery Beige, White Icing, Pink Frosting, Buttercream Yellow, and Rainbow Sprinkles.
Kit contains: 20ml of Ruby Red, Fiery Fuchsia, Turquoise Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Sparkle Dust (superfine iridescent glitter)
Set includes 20 ml each of : Cherry Pop, Pink Strawberry, Lemon Drop, Tutti Fruity, & Vanilla Stabilizer.
Cherry Pop: Fizzy Cherry soda pop scent has just the right balance of effervesce to sugary cherry syrup.
Pink Strawberry: Hard candy sweetness with perfectly authentic artificial Strawberry notes - just like the little candies your grandma told you'd break your teeth on!
Lemon Drop: Zingy lemony candy scent that reminds us of the old-fashioned lemonheads candies.
Vanilla Stabilizer: Use this when you don't want your soap to discolor due to the sweet vanilla notes. Use in equal parts to fragrance oil before blending into soap.
Tutti Fruity: This fruit cocktail type fragrance has notes of pineapple, peach and maraschino cherries all packed into the delicious sugary syrup.