My chidrens (yeah, I spelled it wrong - pronounced CHID-rens) love "Firefly," which if you haven't seen it or watched the entire series in one 24-hour period, then you've got some 'splainin' to do! It's a sci-fi western, just in case you haven't seen it yet. One of the character's name is Jayne. He's a tough macho gorilla kind of guy - all brawn, very little brains, you've met the type... I digress. Sort of. Actually, Jayne's name is the inspiration for the spelling of Playne Jayne.
What is Playne Jayne? Soap. Pure and simple. Mostly. I've created a new recipe using some of my favorites ~ shea butter, avocado oil, rice bran and olive oil are among the cast. This is a coconut milk soap. I wanted rich creamy lather, lots of moisturizing and nothing extra. No fragrance or color has been added, and no scrubbies. As much as I love scrubby soaps, sometimes it's pure bliss to have a soap without.
I hope you enjoy Playne Jayne as much as I do! Available May 3rd.
Some days I need to put on my "mad scientist" hat to go with my maniacal laugh as I get to work. Um, well, more like play. Who can't love chemical reactions that don't involve mayhem and are relatively safe? I say "relatively" because when you've got an eleven-year-old boy roaming free in your space, everything is relative when it comes to safety, and my boy so can't resist a bath bomb. For him, I make them gnarly looking, but he loves the fruity and fun fragrances I have like "Monkey Farts" (what boy can resist such a name?) and "Monster B Gone!" It's easy to tempt him to soak in the tub with a giant bubbling brew making getting clean almost as fun as getting grimy.
The boy helped me make these particular bath bombs, but yours will be constructed minus the fuses, looking more like a tablet.
Check 'em out! Bath bombs for the kid in all of us!
So, what exactly is a bath bomb? Think giant Alka-Seltzer with a huge smell-good factor. The fizzing action of the bomb releases the fragrance into your air space, providing either fun or relaxation. As the bomb dissolves, it conditions the water and your skin.
I have about half a million fragrances to pick from, so if you don't see one you love, let me know, and I'll make a batch of your favorite for you. The bombs have a page of their own, so check 'em out on the "More" tab.
Ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, corn starch, rice bran oil, and fragrance.
Safety Tip: Store in a dry location. No glass jars! (Glass in the bathroom is probably not a good idea anyway, right?) Water starts the reaction, which then releases carbon dioxide gas, which under pressure creates a "pop can" effect. Keep out of the reach of unsupervised children (yeah, even if they are legal age). Crazy kids. ;-)
Coconut milk. Amazing stuff. Mostly I want to eat it. It's delicious! But in a soap? Oh, yeah. It's amazing. Creamy, dreamy, absolute bliss.
Keeping in the spring mode of soaping (spring is so on my mind), I've created this lovely Vintage Rose Coconut Milk Soap. It's a bit challenged in the swirls department, but then that may be because I am. Challenged at swirls, that is.
True to life, this fragrance is romantic, sensual, enchanting, and uplifting. It's very girly, which is a good thing. Embrace the girl!
One other new and exciting tidbit I must share... Mrs Lilly had her colt on Saturday! What an exciting day for all of us! She waited for the coldest night in the last week and dropped that foal without any help. In the morning, we had a wonderful surprise, and both mom and baby are doing well. Isn't he cute? Or maybe he's a she? The missus won't let us get close enough to peek under her skirt yet.
Check out the "Limited Offers" page ~ it's new! I try out new things from time to time and want you to try new things too. Tell your friends! Heck, tell your mom!
With spring acting like spring for once (I say that because in Wyoming, spring tends to be a bit muddled - mostly it's winter with a tease of warmer weather), I've been thinking about weddings and spring flowers and wanting to add something new to my products line in both fragrance and content.
Today, in the soap pot, I've got two lovely fragrances. One is Honey Pear, which is delightful, fresh, has a touch of melons, green apples, pear, and definitely honey. I like it a lot. A whole lot! And I've put it in a new soap recipe using goat milk.
Goat milk is mild, soothing, and wonderful to your skin. It's different enough that you'll notice the very first time you use it. It makes a great soap for your face, too.
My second new and old theme in the soap pot today is a coconut milk soap fragranced with lilac. It smells like spring here!
Both soaps are lightly fragranced, good for your skin, and lovely. They'll be ready in about three weeks.
If you're planning a wedding and would like something unusual for your wedding favors, think about some custom-made handcrafted soaps! Let me know here.
Ana lives in a desert in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming with her husband, a ginger-headed daughter, a son, and stinky dog Ana loves creating stuff and sharing her creations. Alas, she's not so great at writing in third person. Ah, well...