Friday, 21 May 2010

3000 pieces of soap for Fertility Flower

WOW! Yes! It is true!

A short time ago, a lovely lady by the name of Kimberley bought some of my soap via Etsy.
She came back as a repeat buyer. This was and still is a good sign.
Just a couple of months ago, Kimberley made contact with me via email to ask if I would like to work on project for her...
Kimberley is in the process of launching a brand new website called Fertility Flower

A little bit about Fertility Flower:
Fertility Flower is a natural parenting resource designed to help predict ovulation and increase chances of conception.
In addition to the fertility tools, there are forums, interviews with inspiring moms. Kimberley is even in the midst of writing an art journaling course with prompts centered on the trying-to-conceive journey.
The website is designed by Mark Wilson of who lives in Truro (Cornwall). Mark did the website for Bat for Lashes and has done work for Gorillaz. Snazzy!

Fertility Flower has been gathering up a nice little following on Facebook.
The members are generally women who are trying to become pregnant, are with young children or currently pregnant.
Fertility Flower is also tweeting
so go follow if you wish to keep up with daily issues etc.

The website is expected to launch in June so for now you will see the holding page, but the link to join the facebook group is there so go do that now if you please.

Now's the juicy bit from me.
Once the website launches, visitors will be invited to become a member, which will enable the user to track their fertility online. What a fabulous idea!
I'm guessing there will be quite the community via this source, and urge any of you reading this to join if you are an expectant mother...or hoping to be.
There is a little treat in store for the first 500 visitors to sign up for membership...that little treat is a 6pack of sample soaps from FuturePrimitive! Woop!
In the pack are x6 2oz soap slivers, randomly chosen by me. I have been so busy packaging up the sample packs I've barely had time to think of much else!
Here's where the number on this post title came from...500 packs of 6 soap samples = 3000 pieces of soap. Can you imagine?! I have a little more work to do, but I'm almost there. I have created new soaps, which I hope will be keepers and I've tweaked other soaps to make them ever better. I want the 500 people to love them!
I am eternally thankful to Kimberley for taking the time to ask me and for having faith in my product. I love making soap as much as my customers tell me they enjoy using it. I have complete faith in what I make. I have a passion, which runs deep for making it. I hope this shows in my creations.
I hope the 1st 500 love them too!
I shall keep you informed of the launch here, so be sure to check in often.
Thank you for your ears!

PS: more pics to come...I've taken lots!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Sandal Scandal - a soap for summer tootsies

Yanno when you have ideas for yet another soap flying round your head?
This is my most recent.
All I knew was it had to be scrubby on the bottom and shea butter soft on the top.
I also knew the EO blend. Sage, Tea Tree & Lemon.
I knew that pumice had to be in there somewhere....I also pondered over oatmeal.
That's it!
Simplistic, nothin too fancy.
Something for a specific purpose.
Of course, I think it looks pretty but I love the rustic feel it's got going on.
No added colours in the base, but there is a bit of TD in the top to bring out the creaminess I was after.
It smells herbal and fresh. Pefect for feet. It cut lovely and stamped nice too.
I haven't had this much fun making soap in a long while. I loved every bit of it.
What next?

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Whipped Shea from Great Cakes Soapworks and a new soap...

globules of thick sloppy soap

just about managed a bit of swirlin'

end product.

A little pot of absolute delight.

I dived right in!
I made this new soap last week. I was after making a vanilla explosion, so set about my soapmaking cupboard and found all the ingredients I had in mind. Vanilla pod, cocoa butter (the smelly stuff), essential oils reminiscent of true vanilla (a secret blend) and an infusion.
The end result is one I am so pleased with. The scent is unbelievable. I'm pretty proud of myself!
I included a boat load of the butter to make this soap extra special for the skin.
I used a smidge of white to stop it looking too plain.
I wanted a very natural look for it and I think it worked. I wanted better droplets inside the natural soap but left the mix to thicken for too long. Hey Ho.
It's name is 'Vanillas In The Mist'!
And now for something very very special indeed....
Myself and Amy Warden from Great Cakes Soapworks done did us a little swapsie!
I had been lusting over Amy's whipped shea for a long while before asking her if she'd ship some to me in the UK. She came back with a proposal too good to miss. She wanted to try some of my soap, so offered a swap. Yay!
I couldn't wait for the postman to turn up with it. When he did I was so excited I left the parcel unopenend for ages! I knew that once I'd opened it I wouldn't be able to stop myself sticking my fingers straight in. I was right!
I went and had a bath and looked longily at the little tub with a smile, knowing I could use it right after.
I took off the seal and poked my fingers in and immediately set to work on my legs.
The pot I received was un-scented, meaning I could wear perfume after and not smell like the cosmetics section of the dept. store.
It sank right into my skin. It didn't feel in the least bit greasy. It felt nourishing, thick, sumptuous and delicious.
The difference to my skin was immense.
Amy, you cracked it! This stuff is incredible. I shall be after more once I'm out for sure.
If you want to go grab some for yourself, Amy's shop is here - check out the pics of the piped whipped shea in her pots! I love that.
and her blog is here