Saturday, February 23, 2013

What I've been up to & Projects for next week

I spent yesterday and the day before making and pouring 265 mini lip balms (including a flavor that will be familiar to friends, but hasn't been in the shop yet) and aromatherapy balms!

I have a bulk batch of lotion to make and THREE batches of soap to cut this week. They all turned out so well, but I still get nervous when it comes to cutting them. We're working on a cutting rig that will do the whole block at one time. When we get them cut I'll post pics. :-)

I ordered a bottle of Crisp Apple Rose from Bramble Berry to use in... everything. It's crisp, clean, sweet, light, fresh, fruity, and floral all in one. I'm such a fragrance oil junkie- (maybe I shouldn't say that, it makes me sound like I drink the stuff!) I keep telling myself I have enough, but... then I tell myself that's an awful lie and that you can never have enough fragrance oil. My next fragrance oil purchase will include MMS's Dream (type) Fragrance and Rustic Escentuals' Green Irish Tweed. Both of them are awesome "Well Dressed Man" fragrances! Can't wait to soap with them!

Lip balms coming up next week will involve more Ghirardelli chocolate... I won't say any more about them until the experimenting is done..

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Two new releases!

Things have been so busy! I am really excited because we have four new mini lip balm releases, two of which I will show you today:

Raspberry Earl Grey
Have you ever had a cup of Raspberry Earl Grey tea? The peppery, citrusy bergamot somehow doesn't overwhelm the sweetness of the raspberry. It's not a blend you hear of too often, but it works together so perfectly! Think raspberry lemonade, only all grown up. ;-)

Chocolate Raspberry
This lip balm's first ingredient is real Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate! We added Cocoa Butter for extra chocolate flavor, and this lip balm also includes an amazing organic Raspberry flavor oil- together the Chocolate and Raspberry taste like the perfect rich and creamy chocolate raspberry truffle!

There are two more flavors coming during the week! Check back soon!