Darlene’s Blog

Fun In The Sun Dolphin Soap – Making and Cutting

My Fun In the Sun Dolphin Soap is made using soap dough.  What is soap dough?  Well it is cold process soap, that is not allowed to saponify. Once the soap is made it is sealed away from air, so that it cannot gtet hard.  After 24 hours, you take it out, knead it like...

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Trying A Different Techinque Woodland Soap

In this post I will show a video showing trying a different techinque of soap making.  There are so many.  Even though this isn't quite the look I was going for, I do think it turned out quite nice.  I was trying to go for a layered ombre soap, which really didn't...

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How I Make Midnight Man Soap

In this blog post, I'm sharing how I make Midnight Man soap. Our Midnight Man Soap has been in our line almost since I started making soap. It is my most popular men's soap.  This is an all natural soap, that is coloured with titanium oxide and activated charcoal. It...

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Making Plumeria Soap with Soap Dough Flowers

Years ago I made a Plumeria Soap, and people loved it because it wasn't common, and such a lovey scent. Also in the past, when I made this soap, the soap batter always seized, which made it hard to make. Recently, I found a Plumeria fragrance, that claimed not to...

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Lots of Embeds Sweetheart Soap

Sweetheart Soap was my first soap made for Valentines 2022.  It has a lovey scent that is very soft and feminine.  The scent has an elegant, clean feminine fragrance with top notes of grapefruit, orange, mandarin and bergamot.  Soft florals of jasmine, freesia and...

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Making and Cutting Charcoal Facial Soap

This lovely charcoal facial soap has been formulated for those people with normal to oily skin types. Activated charcoal has the ability to draw dirt from the skin, and is known for its detoxification properties. The activated charcoal I use is a quality steam...

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Making Peppermint Twist Soap

Peppermint Twist is one of the soaps in our Christmas line up.  This soap has a Christmas blend of cool mint, white sugar, and rich vanilla musk. A perfect scent for the holidays. I wanted this soap to have a nice Christmas feel, so I made it in layers, with pink and...

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How I Make Fresh Rose Soap

I have been making Fresh Rose Soap for a few years now.  If you like florals, this scent is truly beautiful, and smells just like Fresh Roses. Since I have made several batches of this soap, I know how this scent behaves in soap, and I know that it moves very fast,...

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Making Bahama Fizz Soap

I'm sure you are going to love the scent of this Bahama Fizz Soap.  The scent is described as bright energy and tropical allure in this savory blend of island fruits. Papaya, mango and coconut intertwine with musk. Very tropical!  As a soapmaker it isn't always easy...

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Making Rainbow Soap

Recently I had one of my very good wholesale clients request some Rainbow Soap, which I have previously made a few years ago.  This soap is quite labor intensive, as all of the layers have to be prepared separately.  So that means six little batches to make one big...

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A Short Little Video of Enchanted West Coast

This video is really short, as I thought I was filming the making of Enchanted West Coast.  I was surprised when I went to watch it and edit, and it wasn't there, but I have just been so busy I probably wasn't paying attention. My plan was to have some hills and ocean...

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Making Winter’s Heirloom Soap

Winter's Heirloom Soap has a soft delicate floral scent, that I personally really like.  It will remind you of an heirloom bouquet of winter magnolias, centifolia and damask roses, while notes of sambac jasmine emerge from a warm bed of patchouli, silver cedar and...

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Making Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Soap

As a soap maker, you have to plan your soap making at least 5 weeks in advance, so I've starting making my Fall and Christmas Soaps.  Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Soap has the most wonderful vanilla scent.  It combines scents of marshmallow crème with accents of sweet...

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A Typical Soap Cutting Day

Quite often i just make video's about making soap, but don't show all the soap I cut.  Here is short video showing a typical soap cutting day for me.  I never make just one batch of soap.  I make several. In the video I show a Peppermint Confetti Soap ~that's new~but...

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Making Afternoon Tea Handmade Artisan Soap

Here is a little video showing the making of Afternoon Tea Soap. I just love the scent of our Afternoon Tea Soap!  For awhile now, I have been wanting to make a tea scented soap.  Finding a scent that actually smelled nice (in my opinion), has taken a bit, but I...

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Making and Cutting Turmeric and Tea Tree Soap

Now more than ever it is important to wash our hands. With Covid-19 I thought it especially important to make a soap with some anti-bacterial properties.Turmeric and Tea Tree have anti-bacterial properties. Turmeric has many good benefits in soap.  It can help with...

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Making Bunny Butt Cupcake Soaps

Well it won't be to long and it will be Easter. I always like to make a little something for this holiday.  This year my grand-daughter will be one, and I plan to give her one of these  Cute Bunny Butt Cupcake Soaps in her basket. Our rubber ducky soaps also make a...

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Making and Unmolding Sea Salt Spa Bars

I love Salt Bars!  So you say what are Salt Bars?  Sea Salt Spa Bars are made using Sea Salt (or pink salt) and are especially nourishing for the skin.  Sea Salt is purifying and acts like an astringent. If you've ever swam in the ocean, you know how nice your skin...

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Happy New Year ~ New Products

First of all I would like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year, and hope that 2020 brings you health and happiness. 2019 was a good year, but it's nice to start fresh with new goals and new inspiration. Some of the changes being made this year, is raising the price...

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