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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bright & Quirky Soaps

French Lilac

English Garden

Sinfully Sweet Desires.

Sinfully Sexy

Rainforest Salt Bar

Hi everyone here are a few pretty bars i thought you'd like

French Lilac...I love this bar its bright and smells just like a field of french lilac.

English Garden...This bar smells heavenly just like an english garden in full bloom, its a delectable blend of blossoms and green grass with a hint of musk, citrus and summer fruits,its light and summery,( you really have to smell this bar).Topped with a little ladybird this bar is quirky fun and elegantly pretty

The Manly Beer Bar...The name says it all...We wanted to create a bar just for the man in our life and this is what we came up with. This bar is bright and beautiful, the fragrance used in this bar is sexy, playful and very manly its a strong fragrance and is a dupe of Blue de Chanel. Made with home brewed beer, coconut cream and moisturising oils to leave your tired skin silky smooth and smelling very manly.

Sinfully Sexy...Our second beautiful edition to our shampoo bar range.This bar is heavenly its a sinful mix of red rose,plum,sandalwood tangerine and blood orange, citrus peel grapefruit ,lily, pomegranate,berries, cherry and vanilla musk. Its sexy, sophisticated and a little exotic.

Sinfully Sweet Desires...Not for the faint hearted this bar is pure decadence. Its the sweetest bar i have ever smelled and is a mouth watering blend of buttery toffee, sweet vanilla, creamy,caramel with butter cream frosting and angel cake...

Rainforest Salt Bar...Just like a forest in the rain, earthy green, with a touch of berries, citrus and a little musk make this bar smell absolutely amazing, its fresh crisp and utterly divine.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I love Natural Soap

Baileys And Coconut Cream

Healing Shampoo Bar

Hello, I wanted to share with you some of soap sensations beautiful soaps, these are the latest natural bars to be added to the collection.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Handmade Natural Soaps

Carrot Chamomile & Orange Peel

Manuka Honey & Oat

Tomato & Pink Clay

Seaweed Lemon Grass & Dead Sea Mud

Cardamon Ginger & Dead Sea Mud

Baileys & Coconut Cream

Green Tea & Licorice

Healing Bars

Beer & Coconut Cream Shaving Bars

These are a selection of the last soaps that i played a part in making for the new soap sensations, after many discussions with Cara, Seth & Sky i managed to help create a new look for their upcoming natural soaps that we all could finally agree on. I must say i really did enjoy creating these soaps and they work in well for the new look soap sensations as everyone involved is into natural products and are vegans so it was an easy choice to incorporate our lifestyles into these bars they are 100% vegan friendly (except the manuka honey) these beautiful bars are unscented, uncolored and are just pure handmade soap.
I didn't realize just how much i missed soap making until i stopped completely making bars on a large scale,i have been making a few bars for myself and my friends so it doesn't feel quite the same but i have several other interests to keep me occupied.

Right now i am enjoying the last of my summer vege garden and have finally finished picking the last of my tomatoes (stupidly i planted around 18 plants of different varieties) so as you can imagine we had PLENTY of tomatoes, i froze, preserved and made sauces, puree, relishes and loads of salads and pasta dishes,we gave away bucket loads to family friends and the local community house, next year i plan on growing 2-3 plants instead.
We also enjoyed a fantastic bounty of potatoes (which were absolutely amazing with a little olive oil salt and pepper),silver beet,rhubarb,peas,beans and gherkins (which are delicious pickled) the carrots weren't up to much neither were the broad beans.We also enjoyed our herb garden with chives,parsley basil,thyme,mint,pineapple sage and rosemary, then there was my garden favorites of lemon balm, st johns wort, chamomile and calendula .and loads of beautiful pansy plants in all different colours and cosmos.
I am already getting the garden prepared for our winter veg so it is keeping me out of trouble and surprisingly i am having loads of fun growing food for my family's tummies.

Today i kept busy baking a devils food cake for my partners birthday i made a the yummiest icing only to be confused as i waited for the icing to thicken before i piped it, stupid me... it was a while before i realized that is wasn't soap that i was piping but icing and it wouldn't thicken up like soap does, just goes to show how long its been since i made real cake and not soap cake.i guess i'll just have to bake alot more i know my family will be happy about this.

Cara will be posting some pics of her sweet tooth collection soon and one of the cakes i made for her (she has a little trouble piping) so im sure you will all enjoy seeing her photos, she tells me that soap sensations will be having a name change soon so i will keep you posted on this
Bye for now

Monday, March 2, 2015

Life Changes

Sometimes this blog is about soaps sometimes its about my life sometimes its a mix of both.
Those of you you that read this blog and know me on a personal level will know that i have had a lot of changes in my life in the last few years, firstly i brought a home out of town with my husband of 20 years, we happily moved in and life was good, then i opened a shop where i made and sold my soaps and for a while i was extremely happy, i was set on a path i thought i wanted, then 18 months ago everything changed....
I closed the doors to my shop, ended my marriage and moved away, stopped making soaps and started a brand new life...

I am really happy with the choices i have made and whilst friends and family members were quick to judge me and the choices i made they don't realize that i AM extremely happy, for the first time in what seemed like forever i was in control of my everyday life it was strange unusual and very difficult to adjust at first being responsible for myself cooking and cleaning and doing everything on my own but i liked it.

This life is MY life its brand new and full of opportunities, yes i may have lost all my old friends and a few family along the way, but i made all new friends these people have been supportive and are not judge-mental,when i left my old life i took nothing with me, i left behind every single thing i owned, so starting again has been very hard indeed, but i don't measure the happiness in my life with trinkets and possessions so i don't need those things any longer.
Living in a new town was hard at first but now its home...

I still make a little soap and in the last 18 months i have taught a few friends to make soap but for me its not the same anymore, i don't have the passion for it i used to have when i make soaps now it just brings back memories of a life i used to have painful memories.

So with a a sadness in my heart i have decided to officially end soap making, unofficially i have been out of the soap making life style for 18 months now all the soaps i have been making were to teach others, so all the soaps you have seen since then were a product of my teaching them. From now on the website is officially no longer mine it is now going to be run by 3 lovely friends of mine that have a passion for soap making, in the last 2 years i have been teaching them everything i know about soap making, and so after many months of discussions and shared recipes and ideas we have come up with a selection of soaps that will stay true to the concept i started out with when i started making soaps all those years ago. The old soaps sensations website will shortly be updated with their range of soaps, a name change and then that's all for me...from time to time i'll still make soaps as i could never go back to the toxic store brought varieties...

This blog will still showcase all the beautiful soap creations that are being made the only difference is that the creations will be theirs and not mine although i imagine that from time to time they will still ask me for advice and help from my part of the country.
Bye for now...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Delicious Start to the New Year with Natural Handmade Soap...

Baileys & Coconut Cream Handmade Soap

Soothing Healing Shampoo Bar

Creamy Beer & Coconut Shave Bar

Calendula Carrot & Chamomile

Hi Everyone,I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a restful holiday....
I have made a start for 2015 and have gone back to the basics making soaps that i used to love so much and really enjoy making and using ...
Don't get me wrong i love making pretty bright colored girly soaps but i started out making soaps for my daughters and my sensitive skin and sometimes its a great change for me to experiment with a variety of oils butters and natural products to create a creamy soap that feels like pure heaven on your skin, a soap that is natural and nourishing and rustically pretty despite no added colors or fragrance being used,making these soaps is something that i REALLY love doing and after i cure these bars me, my family and friends all get to try them out to see which ones we like the most...

These bars of soaps are all 100% natural unscented uncolored bars they contain no animal products in them at all so are vegan friendly which suits me just fine as i am a vegetarian. I used a delicious mix of some of my favorite oils and butters to create these beautiful creamy bars that will moisturize dry summer skin and with this hot summer we are having they are just perfect.

I am fascinated with plants so I have spent the last few years studying plants and their uses i am constantly learning how to incorporate them into the soaps creams and salves lotions and balms that i use in my everyday life,luckily for me i have a lovely friend that has helped guide me by sharing her knowledge and i have been able to create some fantastic recipes infusing some beautiful plants into oils.

My healing shampoo bars are simply divine this all natural bar has a beautiful lather and the healing oils i used in this soap are wonderful on my hair plus with this dry summer weather this beautifully creamy bar has been just what my hair has needed.
This bar has been a few years in the making as i have tried making several shampoo bars in the past and although they are good they weren't everything i had hoped they would be, that was until i made this bar i am really happy with the way this bar turned out...the oils in this bar are so nourishing and i have even made a fantastic healing salve too using the same bland of infused oils that is perfect for bites, scratches, sunburn, blisters you name it, it really works...

I love love love the colors of my carrot, calendula and chamomile soap bars, these are yummy bars with all the benefits of soothing plant extracts and the creaminess of the pureed carrot adds another dimension to these beautiful bars making them perfect for oily skin and the carrot has natural whitening properties. These bars are ones that i make over and over again but i haven't made them in a while so i am falling in love with them all over again, i love the way they make my skin feel...

The beer soap has always been really popular and is a wonderfully creamy bar that has a delicious foam with added clay this soap is just perfect for shaving plus the oils in this bar are really moisturizing and nourishing for you skin.

As for the Baileys soap what can i say these soaps are amazing plus i used a huge helping of my favorite little drink in these bars it took a lot for me to part with the baileys for these but trust me they are so worth it, i also used organic dutch cocoa in these bars for a little color and i am so happy with the way these bars turned out i originally made them a few years back but haven't made them for a very long time.When you shower with these baileys bars you'll just love them,they are so creamy and yummy that you wont want to stop washing, they make your skin feel like heaven as they are so deliciously creamy and have a wonderfully thick foam to them and smell fantastic..

Well this is all for now i do have a few bright colored bars and cupcakes that are curing  and will be ready in time for valentines day so i will add photos of these soon...bye for now.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Soapy Sweet Treats, Christmas Delights and More...

Chocolate Lovers Delite

Mini Christmas Puddings

Peppermint Chocolate Meringues

Mini Candy Cupcakes

Sweets and Treats
Here are selection of my yummy soaps enjoy...

Pretty Soaps


Midnight Magic

Honey Babe

Lily of the Valley
Hi Everyone,
Christmas is approaching fast an as usual i have been busy creating soaps,here are a few of my latest soapy creations, my favourite has to be the midnight magic.
I was really happy with the way the colours mixed together in these soaps, they are bright beautiful and smell amazing...enjoy