Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Fellow Soapers BEWARE OF SCAMMERS

I recently received an email enquiry from Ellen Worrell who wanted to purchase from my website.

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When I replied that we do not take credit cards but can do a PayPal payment she placed her order. Not on the website like most people but typed it out which must have taken ages as it was a large order.

Her address is below for all to see.

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Once I had received the order I did a Google search on her name and address.

Turns out she has been doing the rounds. So BEWARE!! I sent her a mail back saying I had done asearch on her and was aware of her game. Funny that I haven’t heard back from her!!!

I read an article a while ago about some scammers but could not find the link to add to this post. I am sure if oyu search for scammers or soap scammers you will find information out there.

A word of warning – if it seems like a really nice,order but something doesnt seem right. Question it. This is your business. Dont get fooled.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Using Cosmetic Micas in Cold Process Soap – Colorant Guide–Modernsoapmaking

This is a very interesting guide from Modern Soapmaking that I thought might be useful….

A full rainbow of micas ready to be put in soap!

Cosmetic micas can be used to create beautifully vivid and bold cold process soaps. I’m always asked how I get my colors so bright, and one part of that is using cosmetic micas in cold process soap (and the other part is applying color theory to create beautiful color schemes that contrast and pop!)

While mica itself is a natural product, cosmetic micas are coated with other colorants such as pigments and FD&C colorants. Check the INCI of your micas, and you’ll know what’s in there! The dual sided colorant particles are what create the shimmer and sheen of cosmetic micas. They are most commonly found in various cosmetics, such as lipstick, eye shadow, and blush.

Cosmetic micas are absolutely stunning in clear products, like melt and pour soap, because the light can refract off the mica particles. Unfortunately, micas lose most of their shimmer in cold process soap because soap is opaque in nature. (There is still a slight sheen to cold process soap colored with mica.) However, the range of colors achievable and the ease make using cosmetic micas to color cold process soap entirely worthwhile. Read more…

Friday, 18 March 2016

Rimmed Soap– March soap Challenge

I have wanted to learn how to do this for a while so I jumped at the chance to learn this technique when Amy from Great Cakes soap Works offered it for the March 2016 challenge.  I have not made a video nor done a tutorial but will do at some stage soon.

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Making a silicone Liner using Rose’s Box template

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Rose Ericson, a good friend, from the States, who made my soap cutter and this soap cutter  for me sent me mould maker to test.
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I took the template apart so I could add putty to the cut in the wood.
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Mixing the silicone as per the manufacturers directions. DSCN0022
See the YouTube video here 
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#Riverlea soap 









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