Chomp & Stomp

Poor little blog is very neglected, and this is just a quick update.

Weather permitting, we will be at Chomp & Stomp in Cabbagetown tomorrow.  The forecast has greatly improved overnight, but if it worsens, I will update Facebook on whether or not I will still be attending tomorrow.

Chomp & Stomp/   Cabbagetown, Atlanta/  Nov. 7th/  11am-6pm

http://www.chompandstomp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Chomp.and.Stomp

We’ll be in booth P4 (between DecoART & Genie Soul on Powel Street).

In addition to our regular products, we’ll also have our Christmas Soaps and Bath Bombs.

Fresh Snow Bath Bombs

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Sugar Plum Bath Bombs 

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This year’s Christmas soaps will be available too (except the gingerbread which will be ready next week).

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https://www.facebook.com/Evelyn-Rose-Soaps-358932394253129/

Small Business Saturday 2014

For last year’s Small Business Saturday, I focused on local & family owned business, and this year I want to focus on small businesses owned by women, and some of their supplies that really stand out.

Nurture Soap Supplies not only has beautiful cold process soap stable micas, but the owner, Carrie, has also posted a handy mica color comparison chart (in CP soap) on her site.  She has some really lovely pink micas.  Pink Lemonade and Fandango Pink really stand out as unique from the other pink micas I have.

Magic Rainbow-use NSS’s Fandango Pink,and Vibrance Green and & Orange.

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Patchouli-use NSS’s Pink Lemonade, Dazzling Blue, Sunshine Yellow, & Mantis Green.

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Mad Oils has something I’ve never seen any where else-Lemon Extra Essential Oil.  When I placed my last order with them, I was curious if it would smell different from Lemon 5 Fold, and they were kind enough to send me a sample to try.  I love folded Lemon which smells like lemon candy, but Lemon Extra smells like fresh squeezed lemonade!  I’m currently testing it CP soap, and so far 3 weeks later, it is holding strong.  I also really love their Bazooka Jo pink mica.  It’s a lovely pastel pink that is almost iridescent in CP soap.

Pastel Citrus Rainbow-uses Mad Oil’s Bazooka Jo mica

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Wholesale Cosmetic Pigments has the most beautiful white mica I’ve ever seen!  It doesn’t add any color, but it will make your other micas glitter like never before.  I’ve used their Glitter Pearl Mica in almost every Christmas soap I’ve made this year to add an “icy” effect to the colors.   I wish it showed up better in pictures, but trust me when I tell you I got a lot of “Oohs” & ‘Aahs” at the craft festival I did this Fall when customers saw how sparkly my soaps where this year.

Peppermint Stick-uses Wholesale Cosmetic Pigment’s Glitter Pearl

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Last, but not least is TKB Trading.  I had given up on using Titanium Dioxide in soap since no mater what I did, I got little white speckles.  Then I came across their Lip Liquid-TD predispersed in castor oil, and now I have white soap with no speckles!  I love this TD in castor oil so much, that I went through a 4 oz bottle in less than a month, and I reordered their 16 oz bottle to make sure I didn’t run out anytime soon.  I also like to use their Black oxide predispersed in castor oil to darken black and gray micas.

Mojito-uses TBK Trading’s Lip Liquid-Pigment White

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Remember to support your favorite small business, and thank you for supporting mine!

Testing the new all natural fragrance oils

It’s been a busy day.  I made 3 batches of soap, and drum roll…I also tested the 4 new all natural fragrance oil samples I received on Thursday!  I have high hopes these will work in my soaps.  So far my two favorites are the lemon creme and coconut ginger almond.  I’m hoping they won’t turn too brown during the curing process, but they sure smell great!

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I also had a chance to make some more Christmas guest sized soaps.  I love these cute little holiday themed molds and decided to purchase some more after a very successful trial run with the snowflake shaped soaps at the craft festival I did in late September. I now have a variety of Christmas, Fall, Halloween, football, Mickey Mouse, and Hello Kitty guest sized molds.  It’s a little too late for the fall and Halloween soaps to have time to cure, but I will have the Christmas ones in my Etsy store in late November.  The Christmas stocking and gingerbread man soaps are vanilla-mint, and they will turn brown as they cure.  The Christmas tree and snowflake bars are my Jack Frost essential oil blend which my proprietary blend of Siberian Fir, peppermint, and a touch of vanilla.  They should cure to a sparkly brown, white, and blue.

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These molds are also great if you would like a personalized or custom soap for yourself or as a gift!  I can do a customized batch of soap as small as 1 pound with the recipe, scent, and colosr of your choice.  If you are interested in your own custom soap, please email me at evelynroseproducts@gmail.com.