Monday, March 8, 2010

Catching Up with Snapshots

Happy Monday and welcome to a new week! Here's a look at what's been happening at the soap bar:

On Saturday, Jill from Northwest Scents taught a great lotion making class. Everybody left with two 6 oz bottles of lotion that were made in class, personalized with their own choice of fragrance.
Keep an eye on our website for an updated class list and your chance to learn how to make lotion from the best!

Check out this crazy cold process swirled loaf done in a private soaping class with Kat. It looks sort of like Neapolitan ice-cream with the cappuccino mica, coral mica, and titanium dioxide colorants. To divide the loaf like this, put a piece of cardboard in the middle and pour on both sides, then pull out the cardboard and give the mold a shake to push the two sides together.

St. Patty's Day is right around the corner and our awesome Otion staff member, Ashley, has put together some cute shamrock melt-and-pour soaps. For a complete list of St. Patrick's Day soapy supplies, including fragrances, colors, and molds, click here.

One of the best seller's lately has been the reed diffuser bottles. At only $3.30, these classy 8 oz glass bottles are a steal and the recipe for a custom reed diffuser blend is so easy. Simply combine one part DPG (dipropylene glycol) and one part fragrance of your choice. Thin the entire mixture with rubbing alcohol until you reach a watery consistency, add reeds and you're done!


  1. Loving the swirls from the private class - gorgeous.

  2. I really love the brightness of the coral mica-- one of my new fav colors.