Thursday, January 28, 2010

Look What my Daughter Made for Me!

I was thrilled to come home yesterday to this lovely handmade gift.  Yesterday was my birthday, which I spent visiting my parents.  I came home to a lovely chocolate birthday cake, also made by my daughter, as well as this beautiful jewellery.  She wire-wrapped the pendant herself as well *big smile*

Can you see the smiley face here? ;)

A close up of the wire wrapped pendant.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Work in Progress

I took some pics of my soaps still in their moulds from yesterday's efforts.  Once they are unmoulded and tidied up I will take some more *smile*

9 Carrot Gold and Bay Avocado

Gentle Teddy goatsmilk soap

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day!

....And it has been a hot one too - at least in my neck of the woods!  A perfect day to make soap (as always) *smile*

I have a batch of 9 Carrot Gold Facial soap gelling in its mould right now and one of Bay Avocado Facial soap ready to go - as soon as I have finished my afternoon cuppa.  Gentle Teddy Goatsmilk soap will be made tonight and then I can concentrate on labelling some cured soap ready for my next Soap Spa Party!

Pics will be posted soon......

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Time and again, people's world crashes around them.  Time and again, others rally around and completely restore my faith in humanity.  The Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 was one shattering event that allowed people to care for others.  The earthquake in Haiti is another such cataclysmic event and humankind is responding with as much care again.

Being a soapmaker, I want to tell you about an organisation in America which will help the survivors in Haiti in a very concrete way.  This organisation is collecting and recycling soap to send to Haiti daily to help meet the extreme hygiene needs there now.  Click on this link to find out more about how you can help:

 Living in Australia, I am not able to participate by donating soap so I have made a cash donation through the Australian Red Cross Society.  This is a wonderful organisation and I know my money will get to where it will do the most good.  Click this link for more information:

Most of all, if you pray then please do so for all the survivors right now.  I am sending healing, peaceful thoughts........

Friday, January 15, 2010


I mentioned on Dec 27 that I was making some new soap recipes and I have been meaning to take pictures of them ever since.  Now with my hubby back at work I have found time to get it done - yay!

Country Garden Facial Bar - made with gentle Olive Oil and with 10% Camellia Tea Seed oil to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; scented with Rose Geranium and Lavender essential oils

Fantasy - my tester recipe for oily/teen skin as requested by my daughter.  This is a high Coconut Oil soap with coconut milk powder added to nourish.  Scented with a Fantasy (type) fragrance oil and coloured an interesting shade of pink!

Berry Nova - here is another pink scented with a wonderful, juicy Black Raspberry and Vanilla fragrance blend

And last, but definitely not least, here is my very first Castile soap.  Castile soap should be made from at least 95% Olive oil.  My version here is 100% Extra Virgin Olive oil with silk fibres and scented with Australian Lemon Myrtle essential oil

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Friday, January 1, 2010



Have you made any resolutions to ring in the dawning of a new year and a new decade?  My plans were made as I went along during the past year for my soaping business.  However, plans are not really plans unless they are written down and they only become goals when they have a date beside them.....

The first day of a new calendar year is a great time to write down everything you want to achieve and then give some serious thought to those things that seem the most important to you.  How do you tell what is most important?  Does thinking about it give you a burn deep inside; does the idea of NOT achieving it seem unbearable?  Then those things are your priority.  Decide when you want to achieve them and write that date down too.  Now all you have to do is just that.....DO.

Have a wonderful day, a wonderful year and a wonderful life!