Monday, June 7, 2010

Destress Me

I already know it's gonna be kind of a stressful week, so I figured I could use a little aromatherapy in my life.  I got some dried lavender at the flower market:
and got out my buckets of melt-and-pour-soap from Majestic Mountain Sage
For my Valentine's Day Heart Soap I used clear, but this time I mixed it with some white.  I took a suggestion from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts and bought a mini loaf pan, and I already had some lavender oil from The Body Shop.
Then a little food coloring
and some time to rest, ahhh...
and then there were 6 little, purple bars.
There was a lot of lavender left so while I waited for the soap to set I sewed a sachet with the silk chiffon I got from Mood Fabrics and some purple cotton from Purl Soho.
I hand-sewed it since it was such a small piece and the fabrics were different weights and I didn't want to snag it in the machine.
Wishing you a peaceful week!

12 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

they look great Jen! and they must smell beautiful.
I want to try some now, must find where they sell the melt & pour.

N said...

aww no pic of how the satchet turned out. You've got me curious.

MadsaboutU said...

They're in my favorite color! they look so pretty and I am sure they smell great, job well done!

Craftiness NOW said...

hi Cathie, thank you! majestic mountain sage has so much on their site, it's very impressive. i think i want to try some melt-and-pour from somewhere else too, so let me know if u find some good stuff.

hi N, ha, yea, i finished the sachet and it was late and i couldn't get the light for a good pic. i didn't have time to embellish it either, so maybe some other time.

thanks, MadsaboutU! i've definitely been getting in a purple-y mood lately ;-)

AMY said...

this is really creative! the soaps turned out great. im curious now, what are the exact ingredients?


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Sandy a la Mode said...

oh wow, these soaps look sooo professional girl! i can just smell the lavendar through the computer - well i wish i could!!

Craftiness NOW said...

hi AMY, thanks for visiting! other than the dried lavender, lavender oil and food coloring these are just made out of melt-and-pour soap that comes in a bucket, but someday i'll make soap more from scratch!

thanks, Sandy, i wish u could too ;-)

Thavasa said...

Oh my~ I so want one!! They look just like the one I once got from whole food... and I'm sure they smell better!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow that is absolutely fabulous! I might have to attempt to make them!

xo

Craftiness NOW said...

thanks, Thavasa! i'm trying to get just the right amount of scent, so i'm practicing ;-)

hi Fashion Meets Food, yea, try it, it's super easy!

Small Burst said...

I love to make soap but never with lavender. mini loaf pan is genius. I used a milk carton. check it out here http://smallburst.com/2009/02/home-made-soap/

Craftiness NOW said...

hi Small Burst, very cool! i'm going to check out your post and try the milk carton out next, i saved an eggnog carton from xmas ;-)

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