Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Paula's soap and perfume

soap, oatmeal base,
benzoin, lemon, lime, may chang, grapefruit

soywax, shea lemon og, lime, may chang benzoin

extra moisturizing and age defying facial soap

rose, jasmine,ylang ylang
rose bud powder
rose hip seed oil
oatmeal soap base

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jana birthday soap/gift

oatmeal honey oap
4oz soap
1/8 teasp soy wax
teaspoon cream honey top
25 chamomile
1 lavender
2 sweet orange
4 clove
10 patchouli

soy wax jojoba shea butter
clove, 4 bitter orange
1 lavender, chamomile, patchouli
making scarf blue chunky and perfume

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sharyn the super green

It was suposed to be a very green scent. the second worked wa a gren bomb with lasting power thanks to my one of my faborite oils: galbanum.

1st version...yuck way too busy and too much oakmoss. Oakmoss;gotta learn that a little goes a long long long way.
Galbdanum, bergamot rosemary coriander
clary sage, Neroli, honeysuckle absolute, styrax, rose, jasmine, orris
costus, Ambrette, vetiver, oakmoss, labdanum 5 drop patchoili, frankincense

2nd version worked well made a soy wax base solid
Tangerine, Bitter orange, petigrain, Organic lemon
 galbanum, clary sage (nutmeg & jasmine and cinnamon very little)
2 drops benzoin, patchouli,vetiver, lapsang tea
 good amount of labdanum.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kate B. the delicious femme fatal sad desert

I made the solid out of just soy was and a little vit e oil
lapsang souchong,

Second version I stayed with:
 Orris root
Spices: Clove, cardamom, black pepper, cinn, ginger lily
Florals: very little Rose and ylang but a lot of styrax
lapsang souchong, (more of)
bass: Tolu more of
vanilla more of
costus,Vetiver Peru balsam Benzoin, myrrh, labdanum (more of)
patchouli, precious sandalwood and hint of frankincense

in a base of jojoba, nat beeswax, soy wax
masala chaii spices, slightest bay and orange
styrax, .2mm linden blossom,orris4mm, rose otto 6  ylang.2mm ginger lily toothpi swirl
10drops sandalwood, .2 virg cedarwoodnutmeg swirl toothpi 5.0oz of Lapsang
benzoin, labdanum vanilla olsoresin, tulu, patchouli.4mm vetiver.2mm
peru balsam, costus.6mm, ambrette..delute.2mm

was trying to go for smoke leather and musk..I have no muk amber but the olsoresin makes things smell lke carmex and I have nary peru bals, ambrette..just delute. I thought tulu might vanillin spice things up without adding too much spice in the end I needed to add the spices and up the rose and sandalwood to give it interest. The costus and orris ,tinctured in grain alcohol was problematic but I tried to use about06 of costus.

base: balsam, edible, earthy, woody, Animal
heart: smoke, tea, spicy, rose, narcotic,
head: Spicy, dry, orange

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

summer soap

almond oil, cocoa butter, castile soap/oat

Friday, June 12, 2009

Costus 10

ohh what a dirty, filthy scent!

Rosewood, clove, cardamom
Rose otto, ylang,  jasmine, myrrh
Costus, patchouli, sandalwood, labdanum, peru balsam, vetiver

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


a meditative floral

frankincense, labdanum, amber blend,
 chamomile, jasmine, neroli


A blend for Karen a vanilla, floral with spice

ylang ylang
Vanilla, sandalwood
Peru balsam, cocoa 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Great Floral Perfumed salve(gifted for xmas)

made for my friend Beth in mind

Shea butter, coconut,vit E and Almond oil, glycerine

essential oils of:
Galbanum, lemon, tangerine, petigrain
Palmrosa, rose otto,
 Ylang ylang1

Friday, May 15, 2009


I felt like the luckiest gal in the world when I found out that I had won in a random drawing a sample of Puredistance perfume.

They asked the winners thoughts about the perfume in a survey.

Short and sweet I wrote this:

I think Puredistance is an extremely sensual and confident perfume. The notes whisper an epic love poem exclusively composed for the wearer.  It's fragrance challenges you to be as beautiful. 
Intimate reaction aside, when I first sampled Puredistance it's top notes seem to play hide and seek.  I usually do not enjoy a headier and powdery heart but was hypnotized how it wore on me.   With all the reviews touting the freshness of the top notes it made me wonder if I had received the same perfume.
It's staying power is incredible.  Days after wearing it I want to cuddle up to my clothing that had been adorned with it's scent.
Puredistance makes you feel embellished but perhaps also a shade insecure of it's grandeur. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Soap sets

My friend Rachel enjoys citrus and cucumber. I gave the citrus a flowery twist with the neroli.
Lemon and lime didn't seem to mare as well (gave it a cleaning product smell)with the grapefruit so I left it out though she also likes lemon and lime. L cuba may have worked but it is deadly strong.

I wanted to make other soaps that the men might enjoy as well hence the Patchouli and Frankincense .
The cucumber was the only soap I used a perfume base as it is near impossible to find a natural oil.

 These are made with an oatmeal soap base.

1. neroli, grapefruit, mandarin

2. pachouli, geranium, cinnamon

3. Cucumber

4. frankincense, black pepper, cardamom , nutmeg

Saturday, May 9, 2009

yummy body salve

shea, honey, vanilla bourbon, cocao butter, vit e, cocoanut oil

Monday, April 27, 2009

yummy van honey shea butter balm

3 drops sandalwood, one drop ylang ylang
 1teaspoon honey
1 tablepoon of shea butter
 teaspoon cocoa butter
 10 drops vanilla
 teaspoon vit e

warmed and divided into 4 jars

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

*GABE a success


Gift to a friend
This was a hit.

jassambac, ylang,rose1 linden bl2

Sharon c.

Sharon c.

This was lovely. I would have liked to use amberette but am pretty much out.
 I wanted to add vanilla as well but stock leaves resin which may be a turn off to the person I am giving it to.

lemon, orange, galbanum, chamomile, gingerlily, nutmeg
neroli, jasmine, rose, ylang,
 styrax, peru bals, benzoin, vetiver,  


 pine 1, clary sage 1 , nutmeg2 , cardamon 1 , bl pepper 1, bitter orange1 , galbanum 4, 
jasmine8, rose2, damask 2, linden 4, ylang 4
cognac1 peru 2,sandal 2, benzoin,  vannila2, ambrette3

so I took amber vial. put in 2 ambrette 2 linden, 2 jas, 3 rose,  2 galbanum, and then three pours of the above mix with  6 drops jojoba and 6 small vit e blend.