Thursday, April 29, 2010

My house will smell yummy!

New molds, mold maker, new foam core for a light box and new fragrances. Come on weekend, I want to get my soap on :)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big day ahead

So much to do, so little time! I hope I can fit some soap making in around my other commitments, I do work best under pressure after all *grins*

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Preparing for my first stall

Today I was madly rushing around trying to get the last few things done for my stall on the weekend. I found some great stuff, I'm loving the bright & cheery packaging :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New supplies

I found the most amazing ribbon today, can't wait to use it!

Friday, April 09, 2010

New supplies...mmmmm

6kgs of Shea Base is waiting for me to make something fun tomorrow and I have another 20kg of Clear Base on its way!

I can't sing the praises of Aussie Soap Supplies enough - David & Jude are amazing and they always put a little gift inside each order for me, how sweet :)

The postman delivered my new brain and skeleton in a coffin molds today. You know what this means. This means ZOMBIES!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Bi-carb, wonderful stuff.

This morning I read a blog by The Soap Princess about having a more natural approach to cleaning your home.

This struck a cord with me for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons I began making my own soap was because I was dissatisfied with what was commercially available. I had no clue what most of the ingredients were, a terrible amount of products are tested on animals or have animal derivatives and many are not so great to put down the drain. They dried out my skin, made my face break out and if I left even the slightest trace of soap on my skin for too long, I would get a reaction.

I have always been very careful about what I buy. I always choose animal and environmentally friendly products but more often than not, I end up with a cupboard under the sink, full of products I can do without. Everyone would like to save money of course but I sometimes take it to the extremes. I'm one of those people that takes two hours to do their grocery shop because I want every cent to be put to good use and I'll hover over choices for what seems like forever before I make my final decision. Saving money = good. Saving the environment (you know, the ONE place we have to live) = great.

Imagine my delight when I cleaned my oven with bi-carb for the first time. I used about 10 cents worth of bi-carb and a fraction of the water I would normally have to use with those toxic, foamy cleaners. I slapped the paste in, gave it a scrub around, washed out my cloth, wiped again and I was done. A job I've been putting off for months thanks to the memory of my mother scrubbing away at a grimy oven for hours on end, took me about 5 minutes to do.

Next I tackled my sink and bench tops. The verdict was amazing. And, my hands weren't like a prune when I was done and my nails didn't get all soft and breakable. Bi-carb, you're a winner.

So many thanks goes out to the Soap Princess. She gave me the reminder I needed about the joys of bi-carb.

PS - vinegar is your friend too.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Setting up shop & my Tibetan Spaniel, Gomez

Good morning everyone,

I practically pulled an all-nighter last night getting as many sites all set up and ready to go as I could.

I must have spent hours on Etsy looking through the how-to's and blogs. Having never sold there before, I was amazed at the amount of information available. Thorough tutorials, videos and more! I feel more prepared now and I hope my camera charges quickly, I have lots more photos to take.

My wonderful little pup Gomez did me a favour this morning. He was going through a box I have in my office that contains most of my packing materials and kept pulling out the same piece of bubble wrap. I kept taking it off him and telling him to leave it etc, as you do, with very persistent pets and then on the third try, I noticed there was actually something in the wrap. When I received a stock order the other week, I somehow left one bottle of soap colour in the bubble wrap and Gomez found it! Needless to say the pups were then given a nice breakfast and plenty of pats.

Thank you Gomez, I'd be lost without my Brilliant Blue :)

Friday, April 02, 2010

Welcome to Sailor Mouth Soaps

Hello and thank you for reading my blog!

I'm in the process of setting up all of my social networking sites, Etsy store front etc so check back often for updates :)


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