Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It's a Wrap

 All the holiday soap is wrapped and the mess is finally put away.


Most of the year I can't give the stuff away and in the last few weeks I could barely come up with enough for everyone who asked.



 Everyone got a bit of what they asked for. It was a good thing I went on a soap making binge six weeks ago.


The big batch of glycerin soap for Meals on Wheels is getting delivered today. I had to put The Mister to work in order to get it done on time.



 The lotion bars are also all wrapped and gifted but I forgot to take a picture of them in their cute little tins that I lined with seasonal cupcake liners.



Someone asked for my recipe yesterday so here it is:

For each little cake I used 1 tablespoon of white beeswax pastilles, 1 tablespoon of either cocoa butter or shea butter and 1 tablespoon of a light soap oil. Sometimes I used sweet almond. Sometimes I used avocado. Sometimes it was safflower. Basically it is 1/3 beeswax, 1/3 hard butter and 1/3 light oil to get a hard and not too oily bar that stays white. I would also add a few drops of an essential oil for a very light fragrance. Lavender and Litsea Cubeba were my favorites. I used a small permanently designated jelly jar in a pan of boiling water to melt the mixture as the microwave didn't do the job. The beeswax takes a long time to melt. You've got to stir and stir to get a clear liquid to pour. I stirred it with a craft stick because it is very hard to clean off a spoon. That's also why I used a jelly jar for melting to avoid the cleanup-which is no fun at all. 

7 comments:

  1. What beauty and so practical which makes it perfect in my book! (Thanks for the recipe!)

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  2. I LOVE the gingerbread men!!!!!!

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    1. I was just going to post that, but you beat me to it. I agree, they're adorable!

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  3. Those look so festive and so happy! The recipients are lucky. Good for you for getting them all finished.

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  4. Your soaps look so professional! I love the big soap production photos! I'm so impressed at how pretty they are and how much you've done.

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  5. The patterns on the white bars are so lovely. They are so delicate and sweet looking.

    I'm sure everyone will love them.

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  6. Are you sure your house hasnt been doubling as Santa's warehouse?!?

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