Wednesday, 25 May 2011

new cp recipe needed

well it's been a fabulous month of cold process soap making..and there's been a few triumphs that I've managed to squeeze inbetween the bath bomb wholesale orders.

Although I can't do the intricate swirls and layering that I have been as my mix just thickens too quickly, but it's perfect for a one colour.

Here's a few of the ones I've been playing with
Finest spun linen cold process

Cedarwood & Rooibos essential oil cold process

Lavender Rose essential oil cold process

Clotted Cream cold process

And finally an Ale cold process

I can't begin to describe the satisfaction of Cold Process soap's the perfect remedy to blow away the stresses of the day. To start with a few butters and oils and to turn it into something bubbly and creamy and that you get alot of pleasure using.

It may be slightly more expensive to use than glycerine soaps but the benefits they bring can not can feel all those gorgeous butters and oils conditioning your skin and leaving it highly moisturised and loved...if you've not tried some I really do recommend you do..I guarantee you'll love it!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Traditional Soaping Disaster Week

it has been the week from hell where soap making has been concerned..I thought I had perfected my recipe and it's being a nightmare atm.

2 times this week I've tried to do a Black Raspberry & Vanilla ( BRV ) cp soap and 2 times its gone awry

I was sooo gutted as it looked gorgeous when I had finished the layers and swirling but when it came to de-moulding it all stuck to the sides and ruined the whole slab.

Batch number 2 wasn't much better...but it de-moulded fairly well after 48 hours hardening but when cutting it smeared those fab swirls everywhere.

So today i thought I would do a Rose Geranium essential oil one colour was divine until I took my eyes off it for no longer than 10 seconds and mount Vesuvius erupted all along the centre

my plan for Cornwall soap domination is quickly coming to an end.

Here's an updated picture of the Rose Geranium essential oil soap after a few good whacks and a settling down period

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

CP Addict

well it's been quite a wile since I last blogged..there's been loads happening here at LM's..but I shall make sure I post every month so you can keep upto date with all our goodies

We've been indulging in CP( Cold Process ) soap making again as it's just something that's really adored here..went a bit mad over the weekend but had some amazing results.

Super simple and basically gorgeous Castile ( 100% Olive oil ) soap with fragrance variations...I just adore the Bay Rum with it's plum, turquoise and cream pattern...

here's some others we've been making
Liquorice which we could cry over as it's a bit crumbly at the bottom :0(

Samsara type

Monkey Farts

Blue Amberwood

and a Red Grapefruit & Sugarcane that went horrifically wrong.......

Just 6 long weeks left to go now until they can be used and are fully hardened...we can't wait.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

where has the time gone ?

WOW I can't believe it's December already...the time has literally flown by.

Things have been really busy here at LM's...with the new wholesale site opening we just haven't had a minute to ourselves....and we've missed out on some playtime too, so no new creations.

We're hoping to get a unique range up and coming in the New Year with some fabulous fragrances and funky names to match...the new solid scrub bars have been going down a storm lately with some fabulous reviews....if you like a "hardcore" scrub then these are definitely for you.

we are definitely going to expand on this range whilst also improving our more liquid scrubs's quite hard to get the right look with the labeling.

We've also been super busy on our facebook page with lot's of special prize draws and giveaways...we had a mega soap sale last Tuesday and it went down a treat....come on over and have a look if you haven't already.

We would like to wish all our customers new and old a very Happy Christmas & New Year.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Revamp & new goodies

Well Lady Mucks has been having a slight revamp and am loving the way it's starting to take shape. Hopefully it won't be too long until it's all's the new logo

With a new look website there has to be new look packaging ( which is proving to be a bit of a mare ) and of course new here's a glimpse of things to come...a solid body scrub scented in Red Grapefruit & Sugarcane with the spanky new packaging

If you're on Facebook come along and join me to keep even more upto date with all the latest prize giveaways and new releases just click on the new logo below ...the more fans the merrier and I would love to see some of my blogger followers there too.

Monday, 5 July 2010

July Product of the month

ok it's a hard one this month as I've been busily creating away in the Lady Mucks kitchen and come up with some fabby new Bath Meringues and the Blackberry & Apple sls free soap has been selling really well, sooooo I guess I'll feature both.

Passion Fruit Bath Meringues with a Shea & Cocoa butter filling

Choconilla Bath Meringues also with a Shea & Cocoa butter filling

These have been part of recent prize draws I've been having on the Facebook fan page so if you haven't had a look please do and sign up to become and fan to keep up with all the latest news and prize draws.

And finally...Blackberry & Apple sls free handmade soap

This has been selling so well these last few weeks I've lost count of how many loaves in total I've made.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

June product of the month ~ Budding Romance Bath Bomb Heart

This months feature product:
Budding Romance ~ a blend of Egyptian White Musk and blushed pink rose buds. 150g each.

I've had a couple of wedding favour orders for these this month and several individual sales and I can remember why.....Seeing my drying rack filled to bursting point with rows upon rows of them and the sweet musky scent wafting down the hall following me everywhere I go...has had me in the mood for love today.

Simply beautiful