Friday, March 25, 2016

Petite Soap Studio Spring Additions

I have recently made some body oils and facial oils from various recipes I've found from other bath and body product makers.  I am not selling them on my Etsy site because I cannot garuantee they are irritant free but I really am enjoying them.  I still have most of my soaps - including the Christmas soaps - still available at Etsy.

I just started a rose garden in my yard and it is taking up a lot of my time - and will surely be taking up even more as it grows.  Maybe I can incorporate some of the rose petals into my soap making in the future!

Enjoy this beautiful spring!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Christmas Soaps and Scents

Welcome to The Petite Soap Studio!

The Christmas season is approaching and I have made many soaps in the spirit of the holidays for gift giving and decorating powder rooms and hallways throughout my own house.  I love the colors of Christmas and especially the way mint green and pink can be incorporated into the traditional theme of red and green.  A touch here and there of pink and mint revs up the heaviness that can come with too much of the traditional approach.  Cream and white also are very important accents and what better way to create that accent than a creamy white or pale mint soap in a beautiful china or glass dish from your vintage collection.

I will have a limited supply for sale if you are interested - visit my Etsy  Shop, VintageHalls.etsy.com.  They should be up for sale by Monday, November 9th.  Here are a few pictures of what will be available.  Some styles are also available for ordering in dozens or more.  Allow 8 days for a turn around and delivery for the orders.

Happy Holidays!














Saturday, October 31, 2015

Candy Corn is Ripe!

There's a joke that goes like this:

How do you know it's Halloween?  

Because the candy corn is ripe!

candy corn soaps - just for my friends, family and me!

Fall Soaps

Candy Corn Decorative Soaps

These soaps smell delicious!  I made them especially for gifts for the people who work and live in the Nursing Home my Mom is in.  Also, my daughter, Camille gave them out to her customers during the past month.  I gave them as gifts to family and friends too.  They were well received and I know I could have sold some!  I made a ton of them and really enjoyed it!  

On to Christmas now and I have some fantastic plans - starting them today!  I hope to sell some of these in my online Etsy  shop - VintageHalls.etsy.com.  Come by for a visit or get in touch with me if you would like to order some for your own.








Thursday, July 16, 2015

More Summer Soaping!

Here's the blue green colored soap scented with Coconut Lime Verbena.  It will be ready at the end of August, early September.  I'm calling it Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze Soap in the mold still

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Soaping

This is the Facial Soap still in the mold curing until I can cut it tomorrow
We're in the thick of summer here in Eastern North Carolina.  I made soap yesterday, which will be ready to use around the end of September.  I like to cure at least 2 months.

Here are some pictures of the soaps in the molds before cutting.  I made 6 batches.

1.  A really nice Coconut Lime Verbena fragrance from Fragrance Buddy was used to make a sudsy bar in a light green blue color way
2.  Scented with Lavender Vanilla from Crafter's Choice (Wholesale Supplies Plus), the second soap is a layered bar beginning with mint green then a white with speckled pink watermelon and white and mocha colored micas swirled on top.  I had enough to make a few flower shaped cupcake soaps from this batch.
3.  Facial soaps next - a pale pink color - two luxurious batches full of olive oil, coconut oil, lard and palm (for those of you who do not make soap I'm sure the lard part puts you off but it makes fantastic gentle soap!  Remember, the lye saponifies and works magic to create the soap)

This one is scented with Caribbean Escape Fragrance Oil


This one is scented with Caribbean Escape Fragrance












Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Soaps and lotions




in the mold - cold process soap

scented with Frangipani fragrance oil and it smells fantastic!

The Petite Soap Studio