Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ta Da - Aroma oils are in!!!

Hey Everyone :)

I've finalllllllly gotten the new labels for my aroma oils - and am positively stoked with them! I found some gorgeous white 'chests' ages ago, that are perfect for my 25ml amber bottles, so have been impatiently waiting for the labels to be printed :)

You can see all the different ones on the website, but here's my favorite photo - Flirt - ohh la la!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fresh from the Lather Lab!

This week I've been making my signature shaped bath scoops (my unique take on boring round bath bombs) so the Lather Lab has been sending wonderful wafts of scent throughout the Soap Studio *smile*

We have Essence, Cherish, Sancha, Seduce, Lavish and Flirt from front to back - don't they look terriffic all lined up!



Toodles,
Kat.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Signature Scent Arrival!

I'm pleased to announce that my new 'signature' soapy has come out perfectly with the scent blend I've developed! The new blend has fresh notes of pink grapefruit, and these citrusy top notes flow seemlesly into a sweet, soft floral heart note, culminating in a heady base note of exotic jasmine and bergamot. They combine to create a seductive scent that instantly catches your imagination as you try to work out the evocative aromas. I'm naming this blend 'Tempt' as it's the perfect fit *smile*

I'm not 100% satisifed with the colour scheme yet, and think I'll try a purple and black swirl combo - but I'd love to hear your opinions so far, so check out the piccy below :)



Toodles!
Kat.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New scent to be released soon!

Over the past few weeks I've been working on a new scent that will be the embodiement of what 'beguile' means to me - creating tempting, seductively scented handmade soaps and body treats :)

The talented Jenny over at http://averydirtygirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/enchanting-bewitching-blends-of-beguile.html recently did a lovely review on my luscious sugar scrubs and soapies, and referred to me as "beguile's masterful temptress" - wow!

This phrase has struck a chord with me, so my new signature scent blend will be called 'Tempt'. It's feminine, but not girly, it's sweet, yet almost impossibly light, and evokes a sense of powerful romantisicm - oohhhhh la lahh!

Stay tuned for it's release :)
Kat.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mmmmmm Delish!

In response to my last post showing my honey soap in the mould as a large slab, a fellow soapmaker (Erin from http://innerearthsoaps.blogspot.com/) asked me how I cut up my 50 bar soap slabs so neatly - so here's some more behind the scenes photos *grin*

Once the soap is ready to be unmoulded, around 12 hours after mixing and pouring, each batch comes out in a huge slab, that I need to cut into 50 large 130g bars. So I cut the slabs down into 5 logs each first, using a wire log slicer I made :)



The first batch is my ever popular 'Delish' loaded with juicy grapefruit and blackberries - then there's the tradtional favorite 'Lavish' full of soft Lavender - and lastly you can see a custom made batch of my unscented, uncoloured goat's milk soap, full of certified organic, and fairly traded shea butter - this one's for a new organic lifestyle company, and has been going like hotcakes for them!

Each log is then cut into 10 bars, and voila, you have 50 bars per batch. The bars edges are tidyed up (so there's no sharp edges or corners for you!) and then they get popped on the curing racks to cure/dry for a minimum of 4 weeks, before being wrapped and labelled.



Enjoy!