Friday, July 31, 2009

Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap

Good Morning!!!
I hope Everyone had a Great night. Me I was working till pritty late doing research.

Listed here IS a Batch of my Yummy Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap. It weighs 5oz. And is just awesome! Not to strong not to soft. A Dupe of B&B works. One of my most popular sellers in my stores..
You can find this soap listed in My etsy site here...
It is a wonderful gift for My Fruity Lovers along with The Lime Margarita soap!
Ohhhh, And I am still Giving away some of My White Lilac Bars..
Take a peek and have a wonderful day!
Next up.......
Lemongrass soap batch made..till then..HUGS

Thursday, July 30, 2009

TeA TrEe Soap

My oils are melted together, And Mixed with the lye. Looks almost good enough to eat. So I made this batch with just olive oil, palm oil & coconut oil. These two pictures are taken after I have blended my oils and added the lye. Now the Change starts..

A picture of my Very important stick blender. Mixing everything together and Bringing my soap batter to trace..Gotta get ready to add the Eo Or Essential oil.. With My Eo added Yes real Tea Tree oil from Australia.

I pour into my wonderful wooden molds that hubby made for me! Gosh, this stuff smells so fresh and Clean!!!

<------ Here I make the top look Nice!! Then these guys are tucked away for 24 hours to go through the gelling process..
That is a Very exciting part! It is when the soap batter turns to soap!!!

The finished product!!! All Natural Tea Tree Soap loafs.

Each loaf weighs 6lbs. Today I made two of them!!

Great for your face.. Tea tree is anti-fungal. and has a fresh herbal but clean scent!!

Wonderful Oils......

The main Oil in My soaps is Olive Oil. Why Olive oil?? I love it! It is soooo great for my dry skin, and that is why I started making my own soap! My skin was horrible, breaking open and bleeding, cracking & peeling. SO olive oil was my very first choice. It makes an excellent bar of soap.

Yummy Looking Huh????

I Love it! Great just on Your skin too. A Bit heavy, But in the middle of winter when the furnace in up and running and my feet start to dry out..hehe..olive oil and Saran wrap and awesome!!!!

Now onto My Next oils.. Palm and Coconut....

Palm Oil helps make my bars harder.
And coconut oils help with the bubbles.. Both of these oils are Great for your skin!!!! The 3 Oils mixed together make a wonderful Gourmet bar!!!

All Mixed up!!! Next Up...Tea tree Soap!!!!

Step One..

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you are all looking forward to a wonderful weekend!

I thought I would give a bit of insight to my soapmaking. I normally have a workshop in the back of my seasonal store. But, it is not winter yet. So I am making at home again!! LOL

Anyway, First is making sure you have all your tools on hand. Pictured here I am getting ready to measure my Sodium Hydroxide (aka LYE) Someone said once, I can't remember who.. No Lye No Soap. And it is Veryyyyy true.

Without lye there is no soap. even in the bath bars on the grocery shelf you will see it listed.

The lye causes a chemical change in the fats and waters and turns to soap. This is a Very scary part of soapmaking as you have to respect the lye. Being very careful wearing all safety gear. and measuring just right. ( safety gear includes goggles, gloves, mask.) In the final bars of soap there is no lye left. allot of soapmakers don't list the lye in there product as it is not in the final product. This is called saponification.

My Lye water getting cooled down and readyt o mix with my oils. Getting close to soap time!!! Hmmmm. Yummy Batches to be made... Next up a bit about My oils!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Good Morning!

I am a Bit short on time today, But eather tonight or tomorrow I am going to post a bunch of picts of My new Batches of soap and show a Bit of the process.
I hope everyone is having a Great day!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Two bars of soap are Free On My Etsy!!
Check it out!!

limit one bar per person!!!

My Goofy Son!

Family Fun Days Comes to Stratton once a year! And My wonderful son is on the Fire Dept . They get to ride in the trucks...Around town and dump out water on people! LOL. they throw candy at the kids.. The second Pict is of My son Sean..He just Unloaded water on his Mom!!!! Look at that face!! He really enjoyed that!!! LOLOLOL

Summer In Maine

Here are 2 picts of my porch at my shop in Stratton. It looks like Spring/Summer is finally here. Took these picts it was a cloudy day. Today is Very Sunny, and I am soooooo excited. You guys have no idea how grey and Ugly it has been. I hope evryone is having a GREAT Friday!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Maine Blueberry..

Just Listed on Etsy..

I know I need to keep working on my picts!! Someday I am hoping I can start taking nicer picts of my products...

Working on websites are hard. Sometimes I wish I could just make my soaps and have some one else do the marketing and selling for me.. I know It is a dream...
I love to do my products and creating my idea of the lines but then you have to..
1. Label designs
2. Figure out ways to sell them
3. toooo many to list.
Anyone take product picts for Cheap?????
Have a good night..I will be listing more in the am
Tara aka LadySudz

Summer Fun!

I had made these a few weeks ago and Have been waiting for a nice sunny day to take a pict!

A New one of My All Natural Bars...And it smells sooooooo Yummy....

Introducing ....... Drumroll PLEASe........

Lime Margarita- Made with French Green Clay , Sea Salt & Yummy Essential Oils!!!

What do You Guys Think???

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free shipping!

I have 2 deals going today! Just added!!

My 3 pack of White Lilac shipping!!

This is Great stuff!!!

ANd I am doing Free shipping on Orders over $30.00 for a limited time!!!

Good Morning!

I know I have not been around allot to play with My blog. But I am back and going to try to make it a good habit. Winter went well. Now we have our store open and My friends have another store that they let me put in some really great displays!!! So it has been busy.
I am so Hoping to take some new picts veryyyyyy soon. It has not been sunny here at all.

On the soap front I have made some more new VERY yummy soaps.. Hmmmmm
Lime Margarita, All Natural
Satsuma Guava- it did not come out as pretty as normal but smells great!
Orange Juice- Natural Glycerin bar that is loaded with cp shreds..
The list goes on and on..

I have had some wedding orders roll in , which is wonderful.

Anyway. Hoping for a SUNNY day! Would LOVEEEEEE to take picts! I will share more soon..
LadySudz Aka Tara

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Honey Wash Cold Process Soap

My main oil in all of my soaps is Olive oil. I know it is a bit more expensive but I love the way my skin feel with it! Pictured above is my Honey wash. It is a fragrance oil soap that I have added real honey to! It has GREAT bubbles! Soft but really good. Not an over powering scent at all. It is more like taking a shower and smelling..hmmmmmm. quiet,warmth?! Does that make any cents? I was not sure I was gonna love this scent but I do.. Thanks for peeking and I have just unmolded some more soap logs so maybe tomorrow I will give you a sneak peek!!!
Have a Great DAY!!!
Tara-Lady Sudz

Monday, February 2, 2009

Chocolate Lavender Handmade Soap

My Handmade Lavender Chocolate Soap is made the old fashioned way. A process called cold processed soap making. To this soap I have added real French Lavender essential oil, Chocolate fragrance oil & real dark Chocolate. This soap is an awesome treat for your skin! Delicious & Decadent! Let me know what you think!!