Green Mango Glitter Soap

I know we have covered all of the colors of glitter, but the other day I found a bottle of our Green Mango Fragrance Oil. It immediately made me think of our Emerald Green Glitter so we will be making a soap with the Emerald Green Glitter. :-)I really like the Green Mango because it is super fresh, green and spicy. It is softened by sweet slow ripening mangos and vanilla. It makes me  think of those fun and exotic guacamole with green mango. Yummy! I think I know what I am having for lunch today. LOL! Come join me for a fun and exotic soap!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Green Mango Fragrance Oil
Emerald Green Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Green Mango Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Emerald Green Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Green Mango Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Emerald Green Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Green Mango Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Emerald Green Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Green Mango
Fragrance Oil and Emerald Green Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Mixing Heated Oils and Lye Solution
Mixing Soap
Adding Glitter
Adding Fragrance Oil
Mixed Soap

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Marion – A delight and an inspiration

I am writing with sad news today. Marion, our wonderful hot pad lady, has passed away. You might remember our initial post about Marion and her hot pads. Our wonderful friend was 99 and she would sew each day, except Sunday. She would talk with me about canning, making pies, sewing and family. She was delightful and a real inspiration. I want to sew and I want to prepare apples for making pies.

Would you like to read Marion’s obituary? Local newspaper listing for Marion.

I have about 20 pairs of hot pads, that were made by Marion, still in our inventory. Marion’s daughters have stated they would like to carry on the project their mother started. If you would like to get these hot pads, just go to our catalog and read more about her hot pads, Marion, and how we came together. The catalog entry will explain how you can get a free pair of Marion’s hot pads. Our catalog entry about Marion and her hot pads.

Dear readers, thanks a ton for sending notes to Marion. She loved getting your mail. I know her family will enjoy getting any future cards you would like to send.

Best wishes!

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Kalahari Melon Glitter Soap

In the heat of the summer, one of my favorite things to do is to bite down into a large slice of cold watermelon. Yum. I can almost feel the juice running down my chin. Watermelon always makes me feel like a kid again. I remember trying to spit those black seeds like my father did. All that happened was they would get stuck to my chin. LOL. I love watching kids eat watermelon and try to spit the seeds. It makes me laugh and reminds me of the carefree attitude I had, doing only task at hand.In all of the years I have been part of this industry, either as a hobbyist or as an employee, I think one of the most difficult scents to do well is watermelon. I love our Kalahari Melon. It makes watermelon young and fun again. This scent reminds me of those summer BBQs as a kid where I stuffed my face with fresh raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and cherries. I went home with freckled cheeks and stained lips. LOL. My mother was such a good sport, washing my stained laundry after such events. Come join me in the blog kitchen for a youthful and fun soap!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil
Fire Red Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Fire Red Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Fire Red Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Fire Red Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Kalahari Melon
Fragrance Oil and Fire Red Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Glitter
Adding Fragrance Oil
Mixing Soap

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Spa Fusion Glitter Soap

I had the hardest time finding a fragrance that would match our Denim Blue Fragrance Oil. I scoured the catalog, perused our fragrance oil drawer and was about ready to tear my hair out! I was completely lost. There was no personal inspiration for using a particular fragrance with our Denim Blue Glitter. I went back through about an hour later hoping I had a fresh perspective.

With one hand full of perfume testing strips and the other holding a pencil, I took a sample of any fragrance that might possibly be acceptable. Then I went down to the warehouse to get some help and suggestions. Now most of our staff is female but for inspiration for this particular soap, I went to the males. They tend to give me a brutally point blank answer, just what I need when I can’t make up my mind. LOL.  They are so wonderful for putting up with me and my pestering. :-D Their pick was Spa Fusion. Wow! That kind of surprised me. However, I listened because I not think of anything better. Can you think of something that would be great with our Denim Blue Glitter? All suggestions for fragrances to go with the Denim Blue glitter get a free sample of glitter! How cool is that? Come join me in the kitchen for this fun soap with a story.

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Spa Fusion Fragrance Oil
Denim Blue Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Spa Fusion Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Denim Blue Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Spa Fusion Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Denim Blue Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Spa Fusion Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Denim Blue Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Spa Fusion
Fragrance Oil and Denim Blue Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Glitter
Adding Fragrance Oil
Mixing Soap

Soap in Mold After a Volcano - Whoops
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Christmas Tree Glitter Soap

Oh my gosh! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! I am running around like a headless chicken trying to get all of my stuff done in time. I know Christmas is a few weeks away but if I procrastinate, everyone won’t get their presents until March. Yikes. That is scary. I dug down into the far reaches of our fragrance drawer to pull out our bottle of Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil. I am going to pair it with our Emerald Green Glitter. I think it will be really pretty.What do you think about this soap? Does this fit your idea of the holidays? It this soap suitable for Hanukkah? Winter Solstice? Kwanza? What would you do differently for this soap to fit your holidays?

I really like our Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil. I have never had a fresh cut evergreen in the house but I have walked in the lots that sell trees for the holidays. It smells bright and fresh. I love the clean smell of the trees and fresh fallen snow crunching beneath my feet. When smelling this fragrance I can almost feel a cold wind nipping at my nose! After the terrible heat of this summer, it is really refreshing. Come join me in the kitchen in preparation for the holidays.

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil
Emerald Green Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Emerald Green Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Emerald Green Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Emerald Green Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Christmas Tree
Fragrance Oil and Emerald Green Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils and Lye Solution
Mixing Soap
Adding Glitter
Adding Fragrance Oil
Pouring Soap into Mold

Soap in Mold
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Moonlight Path Glitter Soap

I have always loved Moonlight Path. Long before I ever worked here at Majestic Mountain Sage, I remember going to Bath & Bodyworks to smell all of their products. One scent that always called to me was their Moonlight Path. I loved it. It is smooth, elegant and ladylike. It was also paired with one of my favorite colors – purple! I was so excited to find MMS carries their own version of Moonlight Path. The best part is that I can make anything I want to! Our Royal Purple Glitter is a perfect match for the Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil.Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
Royal Purple Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Royal Purple Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Royal Purple Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Royal Purple Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Moonlight Path
Fragrance Oil and Royal Purple Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Mixing Oils and Lye Solution
Adding Glitter

Mixing Soap
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Wild Strawberry Glitter Soap

I love strawberries. I remember as a child riding down the sidewalk from our house to the next door neighbor. They had about a 3 foot slope down from their lawn down to the sidewalk. That slope, instead of being covered in grass, harbored strawberries. I remember heading over to graze with our dog. We would go back home with about 5 strawberries, stained clothes and fur. I remember presenting the few strawberries we brought back to my mother while the dog and I licked our chops. LOL. Those were the days.

Even now, I adore strawberries. I love to eat fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream. Yum. Forget the Angel Food-cake… pass those strawberries! When I had to select a fragrance to go with the bright Bellydance Pink Glitter, I knew it would be Wild Strawberry. Come join me a wild, yummy, sparkly and exotic soap!

If I had to make this soap again, I might halve the amount of glitter and add some Amethyst Pink color. I might even top it with some seeds. What would you do for this Wild Strawberry soap?

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Belly Dance Pink Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Belly Dance Pink Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Belly Dance Pink Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Belly Dance Pink Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil and Belly Dance Pink Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Glitter
Adding Fragrance Oil
Mixing Soap

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Glitter Soap

I love poems, stories and song that refer to the land of milk and honey. I don’t know why. It just really talks to the romantic in me. Maybe to me the land of milk and honey means I can do as I wish all day long. Doesn’t that sound great? No bills, no work, no stress. Ahh. A world where if you want to make soap, make soap. If you want to garden, you can garden. If you want to dance, well dance. I wanted a soap that would portray all of that calm and cheerfulness.First, I knew I wanted to make a soap with our gold glitter. With the color of the glitter in mind I perused our catalog, highlight scents that seemed acceptable for the color. Finally, I came across our Oatmeal, Milk & Honey. I knew the search had come to an end. I didn’t have to look any farther. It was perfect!

I was rather surprised when I pulled out the finished soap. Instead of a bright gold color, the soap was a beautiful peach color. I fell in love. I was surprised at the color change. It didn’t have any shimmer though. I guess if I want shimmer, I will have to add the iridescent glitter. (I can’t believe to replicate this with a shimmer I will have to add over 1 tablespoon of glitter. Oh well, it will be worth it.) I took one sniff and immediately in my minds eye formed a field of golden bowing grain. The sun was setting, lighting the world in peaches, corals and tangerines. The smell of honey was thick on the air, comforting and safe. The grain whispered in the breeze and nearby a cow mooed. Wow! Can you see the world this soap transported me to? I want to stay! Come join me in the kitchen for a soap worthy of the land of milk and honey.

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
Light Gold Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Light Gold Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Light Gold Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Light Gold Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil and Light Gold Glitter and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Oils and Lye Solution
Mixing Soap
Adding Glitter
Mixing in Glitter and Fragrance Oil

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Glitter Soap Collection

I can’t remember if I have told you this before, but I love glitter. Cough. Cough. Sorry, I have a frog in my throat due to all of the cottonwoods flying around. I mean, I LOVE glitter. I wear and play and craft with glitter whenever I get the chance. Giggle. It brings the cheerful, romantic girl out of me. When I was able to talk the research and development department into adding colored glitter to our catalog, I was ecstatic. I even went home to coo at my male orange cat, promising to coat him in gold glitter. His response was “Mhet!” I don’t think that interested him. Sigh.

I have now finally had a chance to make soap with all of the glitters we carry. I had a lot of fun. For the next two weeks, we get to make each of the soaps pictured here. GET YOUR KITCHEN READY FOR A GLITTER PARTY!

Taylor

Glitter Soap Collection
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Chocolate Oreo Truffle Scrubs – Day 2

Can you believe it? It is FRIDAY! Are you ready to head into the kitchen to finish the Oreo Truffle Scrubs? I am. Oh, you may need to keep an eye on these scrubs just to make sure no one eats them. ;-) Let’s finish these truffle scrubs up and then we can sit down with a beverage of choice and admire our work.Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
White Melt and Pour Soap
Brown Oxide, Premixed
Scrub Balls From yesterday
Equipment
Microwave Safe Container
Fork
1/4 teaspoon
Ziplock Bag
Waxed Paper

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
100 grams White Melt and Pour Soap
1/4 teaspoon Brown Oxide, Premixed
Scrub Balls From yesterday
Recipe in Ounces
50.7 ounces White Melt and Pour Soap
1/4 teaspoon Brown Oxide, Premixed
Scrub Balls From yesterday

Heat soap gently until liquid. Dip scrubs into soap several times to coat. Place on waxed paper. Once all of the scrubs have been coated, color the soap brown. Mix in Ziplock bag. Snip a small hole in a corner and drizzle the brown soap over the truffles. Allow to cool. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Chocolate Oreo Truffle Scrubs
Melted Soap
Measuring Premixed Brown Oxide
Mixing Color and Soap

Drizzling Brown Soap over Scrub
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